On the Shelf: Viniq Liqueur

Shake a bottle of that shimmering purple liquid known as Viniq Liqueur and your eyes will likely be darting all over the place as flecks majestic velvety shimmer start to sparkle. This ghostly shimmer comes from the same ingredients that is used to give frosting its shine or rock candy its sparkle, a mineral called powdered mica that’s often used in baking and surprisingly works wonders when Viniq is used in cocktails. Gimmicky? Maybe, but the flavour profile and potential for this liqueur is much bigger than the liquid’s lava lamp appearance.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: La Marca Prosecco

Known for being an elegantly crisp entry into the wide world of sparkling wine, La Marca Prosecco, has popped on over to Australia after being named the top premium prosecco in the United States. It was launched not only in time for Melbourne Cup, but ahead of what is starting to look like a blazing hot summer in Australia, one which will surely be needing the clean, bright bubbles as La Marca seek to truly make their mark on the national market.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

The world’s first blood orange liqueur, Solerno, has been around for years though the essential cocktail ingredient has recently seen a resurgence in populaity thanks to a new range of cocktails and a new signature serve called The Solerno Serata. The liqueur, which is the brainchild of Hendrick’s Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, launched in Australia around three years ago and ever since has been a constant presence on just about every cocktail list across the countr.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 of expressions in the future, all focusing on broad thinking and experimental approaches to whisky. It’s being dubbed the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch series, and the first expression to springboard off this platform is the a curious Red Rye Finish.... Read More | Share it now!

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!