On the Shelf: Drambuie Scotch Whisky Liqueur

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 nightclubs of the early 60s like the 21 Club which was frequented by icons like Hemmingway and Frank Sinatra before it became the birthplace of said cocktail. ... Read More | Share it now!

World first Coca-Cola Ginger launches in Australia

We’re fairly lucky in Australia as far as enormous food and drink brands go. The country is often treated as a testing ground for new products and flavours from the likes of McDonalds and Coca-Cola, with the latter especially coming through today. As such, Australians are now the first in the world to experience the soft drink’s latest limited edition flavour: Coca-Cola Ginger.... Read More | Share it now!

Young Henrys and Jameson are launching an Irish whiskey inspired red ale this weekend (Sydney)

Following their collaboration bringing special boilermakers to the country earlier this year, craft beer favouites Young Henrys and iconic Irish Whiskey Jameson have once again joined forced to launch a very exclusive, limited edition beer this week. Going by the name of Craic & Barrel, the new brew is an Irish Red Ale that has been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks, taking on a unique oaky flavour profile that links the wide worlds of craft beer and quality spirits. ... Read More | Share it now!

XXXX Summer Bright introduces new look and mango flavour

Tapping into the increasingly popular market of flavoured beer XXXX Summer Bright Lager have decided to go through a little refresh as well as add the very weather-appropriate flavour of mango to its profile. Mirroring the cleaner, more colourful design, the new flavour has been inspired by the typical Australian beach, obviously setting their sights on younger beer drinkers who are now demanding different flavours from the big name beer brands.... Read More | Share it now!

Pure Blonde expand with low sugar, low carb apple cider

Pure Blonde has to this point been synonymous with beer; most recently realising a surge in sales with the introduction of their low-card alternatives after seeing a double digit decline in regular beer sales. In an effort to stick to these lighter alternatives the Carlton & United Breweries brand have now expanded into the cider market, launching a crisp apple cider with 60% less sugar and 50% less carbs than regular cider. ... Read More | Share it now!

Little Creatures bring back Dog Days as their first ever canned beer

When Little Creatures released Dog Days as part of their seasonal release series last year they were almost immediately flooded with praise. We sure loved it and the refreshing weather-appropriate taste offered by the use of U.S sourced cascade, summit, and mosaic hops with pilsner malt, carahell, malted wheat, caraRye, and rolled oats. It was a limited release though so when winter came around we knew we had to wave goodbye to these bottles; not anymore.... Read More | Share it now!

Johnnie Walker launches Blenders’ Batch series with Red Rye Finish

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 and dedication that has fueled their blending team along with Master Blender Dr Jim Beveridge, a man who began making whisky over 40 years ago and is still finding new ways to push the envelope, so to speak. ... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: “Huxtabrew” by Huxtaburger

“It’s official. We did it. Our own beer. Introducing HUXTABREW!!!,” announced the Huxtaburger team via social media just a few weeks ago, heralding a big step for the loved Melbourne burger chain. The brand has long been a go-to for Melbourne burger fiends, and a sharper focus on their alcoholic offerings can only strengthen that status, with extra points for actually having the dedication to launch their very own bottled beer.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Stolen Smoked Rum

Caribbean-sourced, Florida-bottled, New Zealand’s Stolen rum made waves a few years ago with a distinctive Coffee & Cigarettes flavour, but now they are pushing in an entirely new direction: rebranding as the world’s first smoked rum, maintaining a similar taste but toning down the sweetness and lifting the smokiness. ... Read More | Share it now!