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!
After a very successful preview at recent Sydney pop-up Project Botanicals, Bombay Sapphire’s new super-premium Star of Bombay has been released to the public, showcasing a new evolution for the brand as they attempt to “redefine” high-end Gin and elevate what is already considered to be the world’s fastest growing premium Gin and number one premium Gin by value.... Read More | Share it now!
Just in time for Christmas, Cadbury have upped their gift offerings, introducing the Cadbury Dairy Milk Gift Box. The brand has been pretty fond of experimenting this year, and this has been met with mixed results (we all remember the Vegemite Chocolate, right?). This new gift box takes a more straight-forward approach, arguably a box Cadbury are at their best in, focusing on providing a “light-hearted gifting option” of seven uniquely shaped chocolate pieces that bring in some of the brand’s most famous flavours like Caramello, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peppermint, and Roast Almond.... Read More | Share it now!
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!
Newly available across the country, Australian-made single origin dark chocolate Origin Chocolate brings a different perspective to the comprehensive confectionery market. Just in time for Christmas, the brand has started offering “Christmas Bundles” express posted anywhere in Australia, so we take a look at all eight flavours in our latest On the Shelf.... Read More | Share it now!
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!
The nutty chocolate taste is perceptible almost immediately as soon as someone mentions the great Ferrero Rocher. One of the most distinctive and loved balls of chocolate has long been a big player on special occasions around the world. There’s something about those roasted hazelnuts embedded in a wafer-thin chocolate shell, filled with gooey hazelnut chocolate, that sends chocolate lovers into frenzy. It’s not hard to understand why Ferrero Rocher is so popular, though it is hard to understand why it’s taken so long for them to take the beloved chocolate to the next level.... Read More | Share it now!
Instantly recognisable Australian brand Bundaberg have continued their well-received The Master Distillers’ Collective series this year with the release of the very shiny, very luscious looking MDC Blenders Edition 2015, sticking to a commitment for experimenting with some of the distillery’s richest and rarest rum reserves to see how far they can take the classic Dark Rum.... Read More | Share it now!
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!