Archie Rose Releases Virgin Cane Rhum
Back in 2016, Sydney distillery, Archie Rose started playing with Rum. Using sustainably grown sugar cane from Condong in northern NSW, this was the first Rum to be distilled in Sydney in decades. With the use of a specialist yeast strain and triple distilling, Master Distiller Dave Withers has produced a characterful and rich rum that expresses notes of chervil, olives, marshmallow and fresh earth, now released at a cask strength of 56.8% ABV.
Available (in limited quantities) through archierose.com.au
Conor McGregor’s Irish whiskey Launches In Australia
Irish boxer Conor McGregor has just released his Proper No. 12 Whiskey in Australia. The blending of sweet Irish grain spirit and single malt Irish whiskey lies at the heart of Proper No. Twelve. The triple distilled Irish Whiskey is then slowly aged to reveal a rich complexity of flavours with hints of vanilla, honey and toasted wood for a rich complexity. The brand name pays homage to McGregor’s neighbourhood of Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Available through danmurphys.com.au
GIN4 – Australia’s First Multi-Distillery Gin Collaboration
GIN4 is Australia’s first multi-distillery Gin collaboration shining a light on four highly acclaimed rural distilleries. The collaboration took place Reed & Co Distillery in Bright VIC, Stone Pine Distillery in Bathurst NSW, McHenry Distillery in Port Arthur TAS and Kangaroo Island Spirits in Kangaroo Island SA. Distilled as a juniper-forward ‘London Dry’, GIN4, is the perfect Gin to be shared and enjoyed among friends in the spirit of Australian mateship
Available through nipofcourage.com.au
StrangeLove Releases New Lo-Cal Soda Range
Melbourne-based brand StrangeLove has released a range of light, low-sugar sodas. Opting to use a small amount of sugar – around 3.5g/100ml – and extremely high-quality extracts, juices and oils, the range has deep intense flavours and a crisp, dry mouthfeel. StrangeLove Lo-Cal Sodas come in seven flavours: Double Ginger, Yuzu from Japan, Holy Grapefruit (White Grapefruit & Holy Basil); Cloudy Pear & Cinnamon; Lemon Squash; Smoked Cola; and Very Mandarin.
Available through bibendum.com.au and selected speciality retailers
Discover The Flavours Of The Bush With 1832 Wolgan Gin
Stone Pine Distillery and Gin expert Mikey Enright have collaborated to release 1832 Wolgan Gin. Named after the early settler heritage of Wolgan Valley in 1832, this artisan blend has been crafted by nature. Distilled with purified water from the pristine Carne Creek and infused with hand-picked lemon-scented tea tree, 1832 Wolgan Gin has a well-balanced flavour profile, with juniper and citrus notes backed up by herbaceous tea tree character and a hint of spice.
Available through nipofcourage.com