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: Ben & Jerry’s “Save Our Swirled (SOS)”

Since 1978 Ben & Jerry’s has been a constant in discussions about good quality ice cream, and the brand has certainly delivered on that reputation time and time again. They remain once of the most loved ice creams brands in Australia, so whenever they introduce a new flavour to their ever-evolving Legendairy range it’s always to a welcoming and warm reception. Their latest addition, Save Our Swirled is the brand’s effort to raise awareness for Australians to stand up and be proactive when encouraging the government to commit to an international agreement to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to keep global warming below 2*C. Political and delicious.... 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!

On the Shelf: Little Creatures Original Pilsner (New Recipe)

Renowned beer champs Little Creatures have recently re-released their underrated Original Pilsner, re-thinking it with a new recipe designed towards a Northern German (Friesland) style. Up until now, the pilsner has never quite reached the same inescapable popularity as The Pale, Single Batches, and LC’s awesome seasonal series, so re-visiting their the pilsner continues the breweries reputation for constant, forward-thinking, “how can we make that better?” movement.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Black Hops III Midnight Pale Ale (Limited Edition)

Black Hops III Midnight Pale Ale is a very limited edition brew created by QLD’s Black Hops Brewing in collaboration with the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It may seem weird at first, almost sacrilegious, to use a craft beer to market one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time, but Black Hops Brewing have obviously put a lot of care into this project.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Kininvie 23 Year Old Batch No. 3 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky)

William Grant & Sons have recently launched their highly anticipated third release from the lesser-known Dufftown Kininvie Distillery, also marking the first drops we have seen from the distillery down here in Australia. The Kininvie 23 Year Old Batch No.3 is an incredibly rare, super premium single malt Scotch Whisky that is unlike anything that has come from the distillery before. ... Read More | Share it now!