Australian and New Zealand Whisky

Around The Globe With Five Malt Whiskeys

Puni Alba Whisky

By Richard Thomas Bourbon is undoubtedly booming, but it’s malted barley that stands as the dominant basis for world whisk(e)y. Leaving aside all those pricey Scottish single malts that inspire such devotion from global whisky fans, two other major whisky countries—Ireland and Japan—are also surging and just as barley-based. Malts are now widely touted as the “next big thing” in ...

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Australia’s Starward Distillery Opens New Digs

By Richard Thomas Starward Distillery, maker of Starward Malt Whisky, has relocated to a new location just 10 minutes from the Melbourne City Center. The new facility has effectively doubled Starward’s production capacity, so they can now produce 2,000 bottles of whisky per day. They have also expanded to include their own cocktail and whisky bar. Starward Distillery is now ...

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Hellyers Road Releases Single Malt Commemorating Henry Hellyer

By Richard Thomas Australian distillery Hellyers Road is set to release Wey River, a single malt commemorating explorer Henry Hellyer, the man who first surveyed northwest Tasmania. Hellyers Wey River Single Malt will be a single cask release, drawn from the same stock of Pinot Noir Finish whisky, the distillery’s most lauded. These will be sold in 500 ml bottles ...

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Diageo Invests In Australia’s Starward

By Richard Thomas Distill Ventures, the venture capital division of British drinks giant Diageo, has made its second major investment by putting money into Australia’s Starward Whisky. Based in a former Qantas Airlines hangar in Melbourne, Starward had been seeking AU$10 million in capital this year to fund expansion plans. The amount Distill Ventures has put into Starward remains undisclosed, ...

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Australia’s Sullivan Cove Releases $10,000 AUD Whisky

By Richard Thomas Tasmanian whisky distillery Sullivans Cove has created the most expensive bottle of Tasmanian whisky to date, priced at $10,000 AUD. Made from French oak-aged single malt from the distillery’s top awarded casks including French Oak HH0525 – the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky (World Whisky Awards); French Oak HH0390 – the Best Australian Single Malt 2015 and French ...

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