Kempton is a quaint relic town from Tasmanian’s colonial era, located in the Southern midlands on the highway to Launceston. Old Kempton Distillery is perhaps the oldest part of the town and is located on the main street not far from the post office, an 1800s coach (the horse-drawn type) stop, and um a few […]
Australian Craft Spirits
Australia has a rapidly expanding craft distilling industry extending from Tasmania to Western Australia.
NEW Ink Sloe and Berry Gin
4 YEARS OF INK GIN This week marks four years since Husk Distillers in NSW launched Ink Gin. For its fourth birthday, Ink asked for a little brother or sister, and the team at HUSK obliged. Husk announced to MyBottleShop.com today that they are introducing a new product, Ink Sloe & Berry Gin. INK SLOE […]
NEW Starward Two-Fold Malt and Grain Whisky
Starward has released its newest whisky, Starward Two-Fold, entirely matured in Australian wine barrels and made using Australian wheat and malted barley. The result is an approachable, every-day whisky, providing bartenders the means to affordably mix and create premium cocktails using an Australian product. “I started Starward with a simple vision; offer the world a […]
Prohibition Gin nabs two awards in a week – Gold medals from San Francisco and Adelaide!
South Australian small-batch gin producer Prohibition Gin has had a huge week, with simultaneous gold medal wins on opposite sides of the globe. Prohibition Gin, which recently opened Adelaide’s first city-based distillery in Gilbert St, won a gold medal for its original Prohibition Gin at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, announced earlier this […]
Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Double Gold and Champion Status for Hellyers Road!
Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Double Gold and Champion Status for Hellyers Road! Master Series Original 15 Year Single Malt Since launching the ultra-premium Master Series range in 2016, these whiskies have been heralded for their quality courtesy of several award wins including Gold at this years’ Australian Distilled Spirits Awards announced in Melbourne on Thursday […]
The Big Black Cock Wins Gold!
Far North Queensland’s Mt Uncle Distillery has taken out Gold in the ‘Single Cask Single Malt Whiskey’ category for its The Big Black Cock Single Malt Single Barrel Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards. The Big Black Cock is an artisan product using only the finest Queensland barley, aged for five years in hybrid American/French […]
Applewood Okar – The Australian Amaro
In December 2015 Applewood took the plunge and launched what nobody else had in Australia – two different examples of Amaro (Økar and Red Økar) – a type of of bitter/herbal aperitif that’s been popular for more than a century – famous for it’s use in the Negroni or Spritz. Very quickly – Applewood knew they were onto […]
Poltergeist Gin from Tasmania – True Spirit
When the excavations at the historical Shene Estate in Tasmania began, the conservators found hundreds of Dutch case gin bottles, literally lying where they had been cast off the balcony by the landed gentry back in the day. It was the beginning of a year’s long journey that would culminate in the continued survival of […]