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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Now Available in Australia

Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Now Available in Australia

Blue Moon has launched its award-winning summer seasonal Summer Honey Wheat in Australia. Summer Honey Wheat remains a seasonal favourite among Americans with its subtle flavours of orange blossom honey and orange peel, and is expected to see similar success here. Available in draught and 330ml packaged formats, Summer Honey Wheat is a filtered wheat ale with an ABV of 5.2%. The beer is currently be...

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Suntory Releases Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

Suntory Releases Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

A new Japanese whisky will land on Australian shores this coming February when Suntory Whisky releases the latest Yamazaki Sherry Cask. The 2016 expression is of limited quantity and only 246 bottles are set to be allocated to specialist whisky retailers and bars in this market. The whisky has been created by Chief Blender and Great Grandson of Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii, Shinki Fukuyo, and if the 201...

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Yealands Estate Land Made Range

Yealands Estate Land Made Range

Located in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, Yealands Family Wines produces award-winning New Zealand wines in harmony with the environment. Named the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition NZ Wine Producer of the Year and Most Successful Winery at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2015, Yealands Family Wines continues to prove that its wines are unarguably quality at its best, through an...

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Leading Australian Whisky Distillery Ventures into Gin

Leading Australian Whisky Distillery Ventures into Gin

Famous for its production of Tasmanian whisky, Sullivans Cove is now also producing gin on the island. The making of the new gin has been under wraps at the distillery for the last year, but now Hobart No. 4 comes to trade as Australia's newest brand of gin. What makes this gin so interesting, is that it is one of the only gins in the world be have been made from malt spirit - the same used in Sullivans C...

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Local Surf Champion Names New Brew After Famous Australian Surf Break

Local Surf Champion Names New Brew After Famous Australian Surf Break

Lifelong surf champion Alistair Boot and Iron House Brewery have partnered to create a new Tasmanian brew that celebrates the island’s iconic Shipstern Bluff surf break. The landmark and its spectacular coastline, located 48km south of Hobart, captivated Boot some years ago and inspired him and his brewing team to create a beer that would resonate well with surfers in the area as well as other local beer ...

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Barcelona's Number One Beer Moves Distribution to Asahi

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Estrella Damm, the number one beer brand in Barcelona, will now be distributed in Australia through Asahi Premium Beverages. Prior to 2016, Drinkworks had been the appointed distributor for the brewery’s flagship beer. Estrella Damm now joins APB’s premium beer portfolio, which includes Asahi Super Dry, Kingfisher Lager, Cricketers Arms and Mountain Goat, which also recently aquired by the company. “We a...

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Patrón Releases Limited Edition Lalique Crystal Decanter

Patrón Releases Limited Edition Lalique Crystal Decanter

  Patrón has released a blend of its oldest and rarest tequilas in a handmade, limited edition Lalique crystal decanter. Only 500 of these decanters, named Patrón en Lalique: Serie 1, have been created in the world and just one will be available in Australia, valued at US$7,500. Inspired by Mexico’s indigenous Weber Blue Agave plant, the amber crystal bottle stopper has been shaped to represent the h...

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Herradura Unveils Fourth Small Batch Tequila in 'House' Series

Herradura Unveils Fourth Small Batch Tequila in

Tequila Herradura has unveiled the fourth release from its 'house' series,  Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2015. The new tequila, Directo de Alambique, has been crafted from 100 per cent blue agave and fermented with natural yeast. In addition, Master Distiller Maria Teresa Lara chose to bottle this tequila without any prior barrel ageing to retain fresh tequila flavour; Directo de Alambique translating to...

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Campari to Distribute Averna from January

Campari to Distribute Averna from January

Campari Australia has begun integrating the sales, marketing and distribution of Averna into its portfolio. The integration follows Gruppo Campari's global acquisition of Fratelli Averna S.p.A. (Averna Group) in 2014. Averna is an authentic Italian digestif which is deep brown in colour with red-golden hints. It was created by Benedictine monks in Caltanissetta, Sicily and gifted to textile merchant Salva...

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Teeling Toasts to New Distillery with 'The Revival'

Teeling Toasts to New Distillery with

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) will release 'The Revival' in Australia next February - a limited edition 15 Year Old Single Malt - to commemorate the opening of its new distillery in Dublin. The Teeling Distillery is the first distillery to have opened in the capital of Ireland in over 125 years. The Revival has been matured in ex-rum casks and bottled at 46% ABV with no chill filtration to retain the ...

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