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GLOBAL BEVERAGE BRANDS ADDS
TO ITS PORTFOLIO
Australian multi-beverage company, Global Beverage Brands (GBB),
has added to its portfolio of premium imported spirits and mixers with
Bareksten Botanical Gin, Bumbu Rum and Double Dutch Mixers.
Bareksten Gin is a super-premium botanical gin hand-crafted in
Norway, using Nordic, natural and organic ingredients as the botanicals.
GBB said of the gin: “The product represents the essence of Norway,
in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic while
the liquid is romantic and playful. The complexity and the botanicals
summon the senses and are deliciously potent.”
Bumbu Rum is hand-crafted in small batches on Barbados, using
sugarcane from sustainable farms from eight countries throughout the
Caribbean and South America. The rum is distilled using two continuous
stills and is aged up to 15 years in Grade A oak barrels from Kentucky
which helps to create “an effortlessly smooth and balanced rum with
complexity and depth”.
Double Dutch is a range of mixers which offers innovative flavours
along with some of the more traditional ones. These include Cucumber &
Watermelon, Pomegranate & Basil, Ginger Beer, Cranberry Tonic, Indian
Tonic, Skinny Tonic and Soda Water. Double Dutch is founded by a pair of
young, dynamic twin sisters, who are proudly Dutch. The premium mixers
are made from 100 per cent natural ingredients and are also low in calories.
Speaking about how they came up with the flavours, co-founder Joyce
De Haas said: “At first we approached the issue by talking to mixologists
to hear their views on potential spirit enhancers. After a couple of
conversations, we were introduced to flavour pairing techniques. That
led us to the initial development of our first two flavours: Pomegranate &
Basil and Cucumber & Watermelon.”
SULLIVAN’S COVE WINS AT 2018
WORLD WHISKY AWARDS
Sullivan’s Cove has won
another major global
accolade after being
named as the World’s Best
Single Cask Single Malt
whisky at the 2018 World
The Sullivan’s Cove
American Oak Single Cask
HH0351 collected the
award, while the distillery’s
Double Cask expression
was named as the Best
Australian Single Malt.
There was also a gold
medal for the Sullivan’s
Cove Winter Feast 2017.
Other Australian medal winners at the awards included a gold medal for
Hellyers Road Slightly Peated, a silver medal for Limeburners Darkest Winter
and a bronze medal for Limeburners Sherry Cask Strength.
Sullivan’s Cove Managing Director, Adam Sable, was understandably
delighted with the win.
“These awards are incredible recognition of our dedicated and passionate
team, and reinforce that Tasmania is one of the world’s best whisky making
regions,” he said.
Patrick Maguire, Head Distiller, added: “To be crowned World’s Best at
The World Whiskies Awards again is a wonderful honour. The distillery was in
competition with over one thousand brands from around the globe, so it’s a
fantastic achievement for us and Tasmania.”
American Oak Cask HH0351 was distilled in June 2000 and decanted in
January 2017, making it 16 years and five months old. It was matured in a
200L American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels and produced only 136 bottles.
Sullivan’s Cove Distillery was established in 1994, and is the second oldest
whisky distillery in Tasmania. Its single malt whiskies are made from 100 per
cent Tasmanian malted barley and Tasmanian mountain water. The whiskies
are double distilled in their unique, Tasmanian-built pot still and allowed to
mature in full size casks over several years in the rare Tasmanian climate.
The awards also named the World’s Best Single Malt, with the honour
going to Japanese whisky, Hakushu 25 Years Old.
BUFFALO TRACE 2018 ANTIQUE COLLECTION LAUNCHES
SouthTrade International has confirmed that the 2018 Buffalo Trace
Antique Collection has landed in Australia.
The collection represents a cross-section of rare American whiskies
and includes a range of limited edition whiskies of various ages, proofs
Buffalo Trace Brand Manager at SouthTrade International, James
Johnstone, said that the Antique Collection highlights the distillery’s
legacy of many decades of distilling genius.
“Hailing from the most award-winning distillery and as a heavily
awarded range itself, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection’s demand
always outweighs supply globally,” Johnstone said.
“It’s great to see that Australia has had so many bottles come through
the allocation this year, which we only hope will grow in the future so
that more whiskey aficionados are able to enjoy these incredible drops.”
The Antique Collection comprises of 18 rare products including the
highly pursued Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old, the iconic William Larue
Weller and the Weller 12 Year Old.
Due to its exclusivity, this unparalleled collection of the world’s finest
Bourbons, is available in limited numbers across both on- and off-premise
venues within Australia.
SouthTrade said that in order to unlock access to specific antique
products and earn the ability to apply for them, customers are required
to support and purchase a certain quantity of the distillery’s flagship
Bourbon, Buffalo Trace.
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