Brown-Forman powers into 2021

In the 2021 National Liquor News Industry Leaders Forum, we caught up with Eveline Albarracin, Managing Director Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands at Brown-Forman. For Brown-Forman, 2020 was a year of heartening success in a challenging environment, with positives seen in the performance of its portfolio, the focus on people and the support of its customers. Eveline […]

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Cask variety delivers complexity for Lark

Lark is well-known as one of the pioneers of Australian whisky, and is currently in a mission to establish itself as a leading global brand and becoming the Penfold’s of Australian whisky. Chris Thomson is the Head Distiller and Blender at Lark, with Lark CEO Geoff Bainbridge telling Bars and Clubs in October last year that Chris is […]

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Shane Warne launches low alcohol low calorie G&T tinnies

Former Australian cricketer and now distillery owner and founder, Shane Warne, has launched a new Mid-Strength Gin & Slim Tonic under his at SevenZeroEight Gin brand. The announcement: International sportsman turned SevenZeroEight Gin distillery owner and founder, Shane Warne, has taken his own spin on the rapidly-growing, ready-to-drink spirits market with his 23 Mid-Strength Gin […]

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19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Californian red comes to Australia

After massive success in the US, Treasury Wine Estate’s 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red will be available in Australia mid 2021. 19 Crimes made waves by being the first winery to use augmented reality to bring their labels to life. The brand has attracted a string of accolades and secured its position as number one […]

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The 12 Best Sipping Rums to Drink in 2021

From white to dark, unaged to matured, these rums are to be savored on their own. Whiskey is no longer the go-to sipping spirit these days. Rum has really come into its own, with aged and dark expressions, as well as unaged white and flavored, that are as complex and delicious as the most sophisticated bourbon or scotch. There are […]

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Baker’s Bourbon Debuts New Look, Relaunches As A Single Barrel Whiskey

Baker’s Bourbon has cooked up a brand new look — and a change to what’s inside the bottle. Part of the Jim Beam Small Batch Bourbons collection — along with Knob Creek, Basil Hayden and Booker’s — this bourbon has stayed under the radar since its launch in 1992. It’s named for Baker Beam, 83, […]

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Bream Creek – One of Tasmania’s Best

Bream Creek is synonymous with Tasmanian born viticultural legend, Fred Peacock. From a family long associated with fruit and baking, Fred graduated with a Degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Tasmania and was appointed in the mid 1970’s as an Horticultural Officer with the then Department of Agriculture. One of Fred’s initial responsibilities […]

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Lark Rare Cask Series Para100 Whisky: Yes, Tasmania Makes World-Class Whisky

by Ken Gargett One of the earlier pieces I did for Quill & Pad was on one of the world’s most extraordinary wines, the Seppeltsfield 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny port. I am not doing a reprise of that here, but it is very relevant to today’s focus. That wine, the 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny, exists only thanks to […]

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