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Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin

Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin

Four Pillars has released a limited edition gin that smells and tastes like Christmas. The gin has been aged in sherry barrels and finished with a dash of delicious Rutherglen muscat. Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin was inspired by distillery co-founder Cam's love of Australia, Christmas, gin, and his late mum Wilma. Cam remembers his mum making the Christmas puddings on Derby Day while the rest of ...

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Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith's is set to launch two new ciders, the French Blend and Kingston Black, at the Australian Cider Festival October 8, 2016. The limited edition ciders are made from traditional apple cider varieties, created to challenge and delight cider-lovers. Willie Smith’s Head Cider Maker, Dr. Time Jones, has drawn from his recent research trip to France, where a rich traditional cider-making heritage can...

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4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Company has released the Hoppy Doppelbock, its latest small batch instalment of the Keller Door Collection. An interpretation of the classic German style, 4 Pines has added hops to the beer, giving it a unconventional twist. Each Keller Door release is designed to challenge beer enthusiasts to understand the process, ingredients and innovation involved in the brews. The individual realases...

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Bundaberg Rum to Launch Next Release in Master Distillers’ Collection

Bundaberg Rum to Launch Next Release in Master Distillers’ Collection

Bundaberg Rum has unveiled the next installment in its Master Distillers’ Collection (MDC), to be launched at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, 15 October 2016. Named after the factional blending and maturation process used to create the expression, Bundaberg Rum Solera starts off in barrels used to age port, bourbon and sherry. From there, the liquid is blended in a vat that remains half-full throughout ...

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d'Arenberg Unveils New-Look Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Shiraz

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The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red from McLaren Vale Winery d’Arenberg has updated its bottle design for the first time in over 24 years, with a new stylish and sophisticated graphic that gives a fresh face to a classic favourite. The new label is adorned with gold, silver and copper foil colours and features peppermint leaves and abstract interpretations of bubbles, simultaneously representing the wine...

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XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager has undergone a major brand refreshment, revealing its contemporary new packaging aimed at the ‘new generation’ of beer consumers. Coinciding with the debut is the release of XXXX Summer Bright Lager with Mango, an easy-drinking, low-bitterness beer blended with sweet mango flavour at 4 percent ABV. Inspired by the Australian beach environment, the new packaging offers a clean des...

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Archie Rose Creates 'Distiller's Strength' Gin

Archie Rose Creates

Archie Rose Distilling Co., located in Sydney, has released a Distiller's Strength Gin - an overproof gin that joins the distiller's core range. Archie Rose Distiller's Strength Gin is 52.4%ABV and packs 15 individually distilled botanicals to reflect the flavours of traditional Navy Strength gins. The botanicals include fresh pears from Orange, NSW, rose petals, elderflower, pronounced juniper and distil...

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Limited Edition Ardbeg Twenty One

Limited Edition Ardbeg Twenty One

In celebration of Ardbeg's future and a nod to its arduous begginings, The Limited Edition Ardbeg Twenty One has just been released. Distilled 21 years ago during the whisky’s uncertain times, the expression is a gift from generations' past to the Ardbeg Committee for its continual investment in the distillery. Ardbeg began in a remote Scottish island home during the mid-1990s. Seeing that distilling was ...

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Moët & Chandon Unveils the Mini Moët

Moët & Chandon Unveils the Mini Moët

Moët & Chandon has revealed its Mini Moët, a selfishly-sized serving of Moët Impérial that you can enjoy straight from the bottle. The new look 200ml bottle plays on Moet & Chandon’s renowned big formats. The piccolo size of Moët Imperial delivers the same quality Champagne made of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. Vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit compliment blond notes of...

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Jack Daniel’s Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bottle

Jack Daniel’s Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bottle

Jack Daniel’s has released a limited edition expression of its popular Tennessee whiskey in celebration of the distillery’s 150 th  anniversary. Master Distiller Jeff Arnett has created a distinctive taste profile for this commemorative whiskey that combines the distillery’s history with modern day craftsmanship. True to the founder, Jasper Newtown ‘Jack’ Daniel, Arnett has created the limited edition exp...

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