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Dan Aykroyd Introduces New Crystal Head Aurora to Australia

Ultra-premium Crystal Head Vodka has launched a new expression into a number of first-to-market countries, including Australia. The only release for the brand since its inception in 2008, Crystal Head Aurora moves away from the standard line extension usually seen within category and will sit as a completely different liquid, rather than a flavoured or otherwise modified version of the original product. A...

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SKYY Vodka to Launch New RTD Range

SKYY Vodka to Launch New RTD Range

SKYY Vodka has announced the launch of Fused by SKYY, a new RTD range to hit market in September. The added line will focus around providing a natural, less sweet option for the vodka premix category. On the launch Nicole Stanners, Marketing Director - SKYY Vodka, comments: “In recent years vodka premixes have acquired a reputation for tasting overly sugary and filled with artificial colours and flavours....

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St Agnes Brandy Launches Into Luxury Market With New XO Releases

St Agnes has launched into the luxury market with the release of two ultra-premium XOs – the XO Imperial 20 Year Old and XO Grand Reserve 40 Year Old. The two XOs will be officially released 8 August, a date which marks the brand’s 90 th anniversary. The XOs join the already widely available XO 15 Year Old. Richard Angove of St Agnes Brandy, says the company is excited to raise and reposition Australian ...

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Boilmaker Beer to Launch from CCA Australian Beer Company Think Tank

Boilmaker Beer to Launch from CCA Australian Beer Company Think Tank

Yenda-based Australian Beer Company will launch a new, limited edition Boilermaker beer next week; a craft innovation that spent nine months in a think tank before being brewed in collaboration with renowned spirits ambassadors from CCA’s The Exchange team. A unique small-batch beer with only 280 cases produced, Yenda Green Hop has been engineered strictly to be sold as a Boilermaker serve with Highland P...

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Patrón Launches XO Cafe Incendio, New Chile Chocolate Liqueur

Patrón Launches XO Cafe Incendio, New Chile Chocolate Liqueur

Formed from the spicy sweet flavour combination that has long been a staple of Mexican cuisine, Patrón’s latest SKU, Patrón XO Cafe Incendio, recognises a growing enthusiasm for intense pairings with an innovative fiery-hot chile chocolate liqueur. Still true to a Mexican heritage, Patrón XO Cafe Incendio combines the distinctive flavour of arbol chile with Criollo chocolate, both set to Patrón Silver teq...

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The Singleton of Dufftown Releases Singleton Spey Cascade

The Singleton of Dufftown Releases Singleton Spey Cascade

The Singleton of Dufftown has released a new addition to its range, Singleton Spey Cascade. The new SKU was launched by Diageo Australia last week. The Spey Cascade, crafted in the brand’s Speyside distillery in Dufftown, is the third instalment to The Singleton range and utilises a slower than usual production process, allowing for a lower temperature and more interaction with copper stills. With the rel...

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G.H. Mumm Releases Latest Collection Du Chef De Caves

G.H. Mumm Releases Latest Collection Du Chef De Caves

In an intimate dinner at iconic venue Café Sydney, House of Mumm Champagne re-released a limited quantity of magnums to signify the launch of a new Collection du Chef de Caves, Mumm Cordon Rouge Millésimes of 1985, 1990 and 1996. Chef de Cave Didier Mariotti hosted the tasting, where the wines were previewed for the first time in Australia. Each chosen by Mariotti to present one aspect of the vintage part...

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Amaro di Angostura Poised to Expand into Australia Following Success at Tales

Amaro di Angostura Poised to Expand into Australia Following Success at Tales

Announced at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, Amaro di Angostura has been named the Spirited Awards’ “Best New Spirit of Cocktail Ingredient” for 2015. Inspired by Don Carlos Siegert, the son of Angostura’s Founder, J.G.B Siegert, and who is recognised for putting Angostura aromatic bitters on the global stage in the 1880’s, Amaro di Angostura is a new liqueur from the house, reminiscent of the iconic A...

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Iconic Aussie Flavours Brought to Life in Limited Edition Lamington Ale

Iconic Aussie Flavours Brought to Life in Limited Edition Lamington Ale

In its latest limited edition release under the Quiet Deeds range, craft brewery Red Island Brewing has channelled the flavours of chocolate malts to create Lamington Ale - a dark brew designed to mirror its namesake dessert. Brewer Bobby Henry says the inspiration for the ale stemmed from his time working in the United States. “During the Autumn period everyone would make pumpkin beers inspired by the fl...

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Wine In A Glass Releases New Shaped SKU

Wine In A Glass Releases New Shaped SKU

In an effort to streamline convenience with standard conventions of shape, Wine In A Glass has released a new option more aligned with traditional stem wear. The brand hope the new shape will allow for increased flexibility as well as providing a solution for those after a more classic approach to single serve containers. The new Sims glass, made from the same high grade PET as the rest of the range, allo...

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