On the Shelf: Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum

Late last year, Jamaica’s Appleton Estate pushed through three very popular pop-up bars in Sydney, jumping from venue to venue to deliver the essence of their acclaimed rum expressions in an temporary environment that captured the spirit, food, and drink of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Demand outlasted the pop-up though, and thankfully Appleton Estate Rum is easily accessible through most spirit providers across the country. In our latest On the Shelf, we take a look at Appleton Estate’s Reserve Blend.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Bird In Hand D&B ‘Pour Les Amour’ Sparkling 2015

Award-winning Adelaide winery Bird in Hand have re-teamed with fashion personalities Dan Single and Bambi Northwood-Blyth following some massive success from their limited edition collaboration wines earlier this year and last year. Such bottles as the Bird in Hand D&B ‘Pour les Amour’ Rosé 2015 have been well-received as part of the winery’s limited release signature range, so they have decided to go ahead with another collaborative bottle, the Bird In Hand D&B ‘Pour Les Amour’ Sparkling 2015.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé 2015

The Hardys brand continue their ‘The Chronicles’ series with this newly released Grenache Rosé, designing it towards the vision and determination instilled in the brand by founder Thomas Hardy. As part of the fabric of Australian wine making, Thomas Hardy is enjoys a long-lasting legacy from this current series, which aims to capture the apparent vibrancy with which he lives his life. The latest from that series is the Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé and, in it’s price category ($18), it’s one of the best we’ve had this year. ... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection – First Fill American Oak Finish

The instantly recognisable Chivas Regal have just launched their ‘Ultimate Cask Collection’ series, pushing it to travel retail and teaming up with a renowned experimental Chef to explore the affects of our environment on our Whisky experience. It gives us more than enough reason to re-visit the celebrated expression of Chivas 18, kick starting a close look at the range of ultra-premium Scotch Whiskies that make up this newly launched series, all of which take the classic Chivas 18 and finish it in a variety of first fill wooden casks, with each limited edition bottle released exclusively for Global Travel Retail.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Mortlach Rare Old, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Mortlach launched a new expression in Australia earlier this year, offering an entry level to add a bit of elasticity to their reputation as “The Beast of Dufftown”. Mortlach has always had that rich, powerful body that has made the Whisky ideal for use in blends, but this new expression, the Mortlach Rare Old, seeks to reshape and re-imagine the brand’s position in the world of Whisky, with the first in what will be a new range from the valued Dufftown distillery.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee NV + Vintage Rose 2011

Tasmanian sparkling is an MVP every time NYE comes around, due to the region’s famously cool climate, offering an alternative to French sparkling that is now widely known to be just as good – if not better – for big occasions. Two varietals have remained the brand’s most acclaimed, the classic Premium Cuvée NV, and the Vintage Rosé 2011, both of which dominate their price category year in and year out.... Read More | Share it now!