Whisky

Milk & Honey: Israel’s award-winning whisky distillery launches a single malt in Australia

June 16, 2020

Milk & Honey Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Israel and the only one in the capital of Tel Aviv, has teamed up with homegrown distributor Alba Whisky to export its Classic Single Malt expression to Australia. Along with its two award-winning gins, the Israeli single malt enters the local market off the back of […]

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Rums, whiskies and wines that pair well with any Christmas feast

December 20, 2019

Rum, whisky and wine. Clear spirits take a backseat when it comes to ideal Christmas pairings, and wine is infallible given the multitude of flavours in a silly season feast. You might as well be across your best options, right? We’ve rounded up some of the best for you to go grab in your last […]

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This speyside distillery is coming to Sydney to give 51 year old whisky away for free

September 9, 2019

Speyside distillery Craigllachie, known as “The Bad Boy of Speyside” for their famously rebellious nature, is about to make whisky history by doing something no distillery has done before. In short, they’re about to give away a recently uncovered, long forgotten 51 year old whisky (that’d be worth a fortune) for free. Specifically, the traditional […]

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Three new drinks that will dominate Father’s Day this year

August 29, 2019

If the way to dad’s heart is through premium alcohol, you’ve got your job all set out for you this year as Father’s Day fast approaches. Three of the most widely recognised and super premium brands have either released new expressions, or are doing something different for Dad Day, in 2019. And they are well […]

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Tasmanian Whisky Week is kicking off later this month

August 6, 2019

The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association (TWSA) are bringing back their annual Tasmanian Whisky Week, opening up all the many highly regarded distilleries for a huge seven day celebration. With more than 20 events taking place across the island state between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th August, the hotly anticipated event will kick off at […]

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Glenfiddich have launched a double decker whisky bus in Australia

June 5, 2019

A clarion call to whiskey lovers far and wide, Glenfiddich just last week has celebrated the launch of the venerable Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer. “What on Earth is the Whiskey Wanderer?!” you ask? It’s an original 1972 vintage Leyland double-decker bus cum mobile whiskey lounge. More than ten meters long and four meters wide, this magnificent […]

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HBO releases special Game of Thrones collection of single malt whiskies

April 8, 2019

While wine may be the drink of choice in HBO’s phenomenal Game of Thrones, the various textures of the show’s universe are best expressed through Whisky. Diageo have recognised this, and so has HBO; which is why they’ve teamed up to officially release several expressions from different iconic brands, each making up a limited-edition collection […]

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On the Shelf: From Starwood’s Two-Fold Whisky to Kilderkin’s Larrikin Gin

December 29, 2018

You might not want the same-old go-to spirits for this year’s NYE house party, especially since there have been some new expressions released over the past few months that have really tempted drinks enthusiasts away from their regular bottles. New Year’s Eve brings the perfect time to introduce our new column, “On the Shelf”, which […]

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Grant’s unveil new Triple Wood Blended Scotch in Australia

October 17, 2018

Supplier of Australia’s second Scotch of choice Grant’s Whisky have launched a brand new blended scotch sporting a fresh new look and name as part of a global re-branding exercise. Grant’s Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky was unveiled this week at Grant William & Sons offices in North Sydney, its eye catching amber colour and […]

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Review: Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition tones down the smoke for a smooth finish

June 14, 2018

Johnnie Walker Black Label has been re-imagined with the iconic whisky’s latest iteration, a limited edition expression which benefits from part of the blend being matured in former Sherry casks. Officially titled the Black Label Sherry Edition, the whisky was recently launched in the Australian market and has since become one of the more buzzed […]

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Slane Irish Whiskey is launching in Australia this month

March 1, 2018

Slane Irish Whiskey has launched in Australia ahead of St Patrick’s Day, coming all the way from the legendary Slane Castle with 300 years of family history and 147 years of whiskey-making behind it. The whiskey, which goes through three types of casks, should immediately bring Irish whiskey enthusiasts a new favourite seeing as the […]

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Interview: Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman and the story behind a new $4000 whisky

February 26, 2018

Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman has selected, overseen and nurtured the latest expression releases as part of the extremely rare and sought after Glenfiddich Rare Collection Programme. The Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176, priced at around AUD $4,352 and released exclusively to travel retailer Heinemann Duty Free (in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur airports) […]

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Glenfiddich release ultra rare 1977 Rare Collection Cask for lovers of high-end whisky

February 21, 2018

Exclusively stocked at Heinemann Duty Free stores in Kuala Lumpur and Sydney Airports is an ultra rare single cask whisky by industry icons Glenfiddich. Found on the shelves across both stores thanks to a recent partnership, Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176 has been presented to whisky enthusiasts as a single cask, aged for […]

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Review: Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

December 14, 2017

Though it was released earlier this year, the Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky isn’t a new expression by any means. It’s merely a rebranded, renamed and reimagined Johnnie Walker Platinum Label. That choice fits the bottle in with the iconic brand’s other expressions a bit more seamlessly, sporting a stylish design and […]

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Johnnie Walker unveils two new Blenders’ Batch expressions including an Espresso Roast Whisky

December 12, 2017

Good ol’ Johnnie Walker. We can always rely on the iconic blended Scotch Whisky to constantly roll out new and exciting expressions towards the end of the year. They’ve already made waves with the newly relaunched Aged 18 Years and that hype is definitely looking to continue with the imminent arrival of two new experimental […]

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Suntory release the super premium Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition in Australia

September 25, 2017

Harnessing the unique characteristics of Mizunara, a rare Japanese oak, Suntory Whisky have been able to make a huge leap forward in their whisky making. The newly released Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition promises to highlight the unique properties of the uniquely Japanese tree, presenting whisky lovers with a blend created from a selection of single […]

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Eau-de-Vie to host a whisky degustation dinner so rare that tickets are over $1000 (Melbourne)

July 10, 2017

Single malt fanatics in Melbourne have a very unique event to look forward to come September. It’s an exclusive whisky degustation dinner, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, hosted by constant award-winner Eau-de-Vie Melbourne. It won’t be cheap either; tickets to the dinner at priced at $1,500 per head, […]

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QT Sydney is hosting an after-hours whisky showcase with Glenmorangie

June 21, 2017

Celebrated single malt scotch whisky Glenmorangie will be showcased over two days at QT Sydney as part of a special “after hours” tasting event this this month. After a successful stop-off at QT Melbourne earlier this month, the tasting event will be tempting both whisky connoisseurs and new-comers in Sydney with a focused, finessed showcase […]

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The best World Whisky Day events in Sydney and Melbourne for 2017

May 16, 2017

World Whisky Day is coming this weekend, and you better believe that some of Australia’s best drinking holes are going to be pulling out the rarities and underrated gems to celebrate. It’s the World Record Day of Whisky, and each year drams the world over are swirled, sniffed and sipped to toast to one of […]

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John Walker & Sons release super premium whisky Mastery of Oak in Australia

May 15, 2017

Just in time for World Whisky Day (20th May), the prestigious John Walker & Sons series has launched their 2017 private collection in Australia. The high-end series of blended scotch whiskies by Master Blender Jim Beveridge has revealed a limited release of 5,588 individually numbered decanters in this fourth release of an ongoing series that […]

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Dewar’s whisky brings their Scotch Egg Club to Sydney this May

April 17, 2017

This May, Sydney’s CBD will he home to an unique pairing when Dewar’s Scotch Whisky take the flavors of Dewar’s 12 yo and create a series of cocktails that will match with Scotch Eggs. For those unaware, a Scotch Egg is a UK delicacy that sees a boiled egg wrapped in meat and coated in bread […]

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Eau De Vie launches their 2017 Appreciation Society Program (Sydney)

March 12, 2017

Inside The Kirketon Hotel in Sydney lies a cocktail bar that will excite every sense of your body, leaving little wonder as to why it’s remained one of the most respected and referenced cocktail bars in the city’s history. From smoking beechwood, to liquid nitrogen, to adding sea salt and citrus aromas in the form […]

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The Roosevelt makes a strong case for more whisky masterclasses in Sydney

February 19, 2017

“I don’t drink whisky” is a sentence I often hear from friends whose experience with the spirit doesn’t really extend beyond one or two harsh drams downed much too quickly, or a poorly made cocktail with an overload of sugary ingredients. Each to their own I guess, but to write off such a wonderfully diverse […]

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On the Shelf: Jameson’s Cooper’s Croze

December 15, 2016

2016 has been a big step forward for Jameson, especially seeing as this year saw them unveil a whole new family of expressions celebrating the heritage and craft that swirls around the hugely popular Irish blend. Their whiskeys have always been greatly received around the world so watching them push their Whiskey Maker’s adventurous range […]

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On the Shelf: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

November 13, 2016

Johnnie Walker’s commitment to ongoing change regularly has given Whisky enthusiasts a few classics over the years to build upon their core range. Never a brand to rest on their laurels, the number 1 Scotch Whisky in the world has this year introduced a new limited edition series which should be rolling out a number […]

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On the Shelf: Drambuie Scotch Whisky Liqueur

November 7, 2016

Just a few months ago Australia saw the official relaunch of a brand that has been inseparable from one of the most famous cocktails of all time. The whisky is Drambuie, the cocktail is The Rusty Nail – two names which when paired should conjure up scenes of a bygone era, of infamous New York […]

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Johnnie Walker launches Blenders’ Batch series with Red Rye Finish

September 25, 2016

Never a brand to rest on their laurels, Johnnie Walker have announced that they will push forward with a number of limited edition releases in the near future with their “Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch” range. The acclaimed scotch whisky will use this as a change to offer experimental expressions, lifting the lid on the skill […]

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On the Shelf: Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch Whisky

July 10, 2016

Making its presence on the Australian scene known with the recent launch of what Beam Suntory and CCA are calling the “Distilled Different” campaign, Lowlands single malt Scotch whisky Auchentoshan American Oak is here to make a case for the distillery’s distinctive commitment to triple distilling every single drop. Whisky in Australia is only getting […]

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On the Shelf: Johnnie Walker Green Label (Re-Release 2016)

July 8, 2016

Around 10 years ago Johnnie Walker introduced their Green Label blend into the market and it remained one of the most well-received expressions for the iconic Scotch Whisky, until it disappeared. The blended malt whisky was somewhat of an outlier in JW’s core range, but nonetheless it was loved for it’s complex profile and, when […]

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Jack Daniel’s are bringing a pop-up Barrel House to Southbank for 150th anniversary (Melbourne)

June 14, 2016

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, which today famously stores 2.3 million barrels of Whisky across 88 barrel houses. It’s an impressive and landmark achievement for one of the most well-known names in the drinks industry, so of course they are pulling out all stops for events to […]

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