New offering from Bundaberg

The team behind Bundaberg Ginger Beer is taking the opportunity to highlight its wider range of naturally brewed beverages in a variety pack made for Amazon.

Available in time for Christmas and summer entertaining the Bundabergt Brewed Drinks Variety Pack features the iconic Ginger Beer along with other popular cocktail-mixing brews including Guava, Pink Grapefruit, Pineapple & Coconut, Traditional Lemonade and Peach.

“People tell us they love our iconic Ginger Beer, but they’re often surprised to learn of some of the brews in the wider range. The new pack gives us the chance to introduce flavours people may not otherwise try” said Bundaberg Brewed Drinks CEO, John McLean. “It’s a great opportunity for people to treat themselves to an affordable indulgence that reminds them of yesteryear.”

The brews included in the Variety Pack follow the same traditional brewing methods as the iconic ginger beer. Each flavour is brewed using real fruit and locally grown cane sugar, consistent with the high-quality beverages consumers expect from the brewers. Just like the Ginger Beer, all brews featured in the pack are great mixed with your favourite spirit or ice-cold as a soft drink.

Vegan Champagne released

Champagne Lanson is a vegan option for a celebratory drink. Hailing from Reims, the range of Lanson Champagnes come from the Maison Lanson, which was established in 1760 and therefore one of the world’s oldest Champagne Houses and the British Royal Family’s Champagne of choice, making it perfect for the festive season and impressing even the most critical of family and guests.
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Lark Distilling launches Double Tawny single malt whisky

Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. has unveiled its latest dark and fruity single malt whisky, Double Tawny. The limited release from Lark’s Coal Valley Distillery elevates it’s signature Classic Cask single malt whisky to sensational new heights.

On the nose, Double Tawny is punchy and fruity, with notes of rich tawny, dark chocolate, apple and blackcurrant crumble with old oak, leather-bound books and toffee. Flavours of vanilla custard, Lark’s signature candied orange peel, rich toffee and oak develop on the palate, leading to the unmissable tang of rich dark fruit to remnants of oak and smoke.

Funch launch plant-based purees

Funch has launched a range of plant-based purees for the baby food market  that use 100 per cent Australian ingredients.

The best part for parents? Produce that can easily be traced back to the paddock where it is grown. Every ingredient in the Baby Puree range has a farm profile made available on the Funch website.

This includes chia harvested from the Kimberley region, Aussie fruits farmed across regional Victoria and organic quinoa sourced from Kindred Organics, a family-owned and run farm in Tasmania.

Flavorman creates drink for 2020

If 2020 was a drink, what would it taste like? Experts at Flavorman, a Louisville, KY-based beverage development company, got together to find out.

“It’s been an exceptionally challenging year for everyone, so in an effort to spread some positivity, we wanted to do something fun,” says David Dafoe, founder and CEO. “As beverage architects, we’re always looking for ways to challenge our creativity, so we thought— let’s make 2020 into a beverage.”

The commemorative drink was inspired by four themes from the year: seeking comfort, a global consciousness around health, the power of hope, and of course, the unpredictable series of events that have defined this historic period.

With plenty of reasons to seek out comfort without compromising on health Flavorman decided to create a mocktail. Pairing their knowledge of flavour trends with attention to health, the experts also chose pink grapefruit flavour for its tart taste and boost of immunity; but grapefruit can leave a bitter taste in your mouth, just like the year 2020. Flavorman sought to “mask” that by pairing it with a sweet, silky honey— a reminder that life is sweet. Together, the bittersweet combination provides a bright, uplifting profile to mirror the sense of hope which has carried us through every challenge faced this year.

Green’s Baking launches Café Style range

With more Australians baking at home and interested in trying out new things in the kitchen, Green’s Baking has created a range of baking mixes designed to assist even the novice chef.
The range includes the Brookie Brownie Cookie, Jumbo Apple, Walnut & Sultana Muffin, and the Jumbo Triple Choc Muffin.
There are no artificial colours or flavours.

Kavalan limited edition Artist Series

Kavalan has launched its “Kavalan Artists Series,” a new range of expressions that aims to highlight the fine art of whisky.
Kavalan launches ‘Artists Series Collector Set’ of four limited edition bottlings with silkscreen print by Paul Chiang titled “Mountain Range of Taiwan.”
The first edition introduces four bottles in collaboration with Master Artist Paul Chiang, who draws creative energy from his homeland, and whose work was selected for interpreting classical music and the natural beauty of Taiwan.
The single-cask, cask-strength whiskies — Puncheon, Virgin Oak, French Wine Cask, and Peated Malt — are inspired by the four elements, Ocean, Air, Sunlight, and Mother Earth, each of which plays an essential role in the creation of Kavalan whisky. The distillery will release a total of 198 collector sets, which come with four 700ml bottlings. In addition each set includes a uniquely numbered and signed edition of one of two silkscreen prints by Paul Chiang titled, “Pisilian” or “Mountain Range of Taiwan.” Meanwhile, a total of 4,000 individual bottles will be released, bottled at 1,000ml for individual purchase.
 

Idle Hour released

A Brisbane distillery is leading the vodka resurgence globally with the launch of Idle Hour, an Australian rye vodka.

With spiced flavour and a creamy body and bolstered with hints of pepper, this spirit goes well on the rocks or as a key ingredient in a cocktail. It has zero additives and is gluten free. It is meant to be savoured and enjoyed, not just tasted and never disguised.

Idle Hour will be available at 100 stores across Queensland from November.

 

Introducing Round Theory

New Zealand wine range Round Theory has been crafted from the ground up to have as positive impact on the planet as possible.
Designed for wine lovers looking to make more environmentally friendly decisions in their everyday lives, the Round Theory range features four varietals: Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and a White Field Blend.
Tapping into the growing demand for environmentally conscious products and urging consumers to ‘Please Drink Sustainably’, Round Theory was born. The brand is climate positive thanks to its program with Carbon Click, which offsets at least double its carbon emissions produced. These carbon credits are being utilised in four global projects to help with conservation across rainforest and biodiverse environments as well as providing renewable energy sources.
An advocate for sustainable packaging solutions, Round Theory’s unique-shaped glass bottles are 30 per cent lighter, 35 per cent shorter and made from clear glass for improved recyclability and to lower its carbon footprint, plus all cartons are made from 100% recycled paper. The packaging is made from 100 per cent recyclable aluminium and plastic material with the back and front labels made from FSC-certified paper, which has been harvested in a responsible manner.

My Muscle Chef's ready-to-drink protein shakes

Australian owned ready-made meals company My Muscle Chef, announced today its expansion into the beverages space with the release of its first range of ready to drink protein nationwide.

Off the back of last month’s announcement that the company had secured a $1000 million investment from Quadrant Private Equity, the launch marks another milestone for the business. My Muscle Chef Co-Founder, Tushar Menon, said the range was a pivotal step towards achieving the business’ ambition of becoming Australia’s #1 functional food and beverage company.

Brookie's release cumquat gin

Brookie’s Gin has launched its first official batch of Shirl The Pearl, after the first offering sold-out within just one week. This new release of cumquat gin will now mark the start of an ongoing, annual seasonal release.
Created by co-founder and distiller of the Cape Byron Distillery, Eddie Brook, it pairs the natural acidity and mild bitterness of Australian cumquats with the unique flavour profile of Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin.
 

Craft Cartel Liquor launches 100 Can Case

Craft Cartel Liquor has released the largest case of craft beers in Australia with the Craft Cartel – 100 Can Case.
Following the popular Pabst Blue Ribbon 99 Can Carton they stocked earlier this year, the Craft Cartel – 100 Can Case is the all Aussie equivalent.
This case comes in a limited custom-made timber box, costs $499 and also comes with ten $20.00 vouchers to spend on the Craft Cartel Liquor website, allowing punters to share their love of beer with their mates over the festive season.

Fever-Tree unveils Soda Collection

Fever-Tree is adding three naturally flavoured sodas, each with under 40 calories, to its range of mixers, by introducing Pink Grapefruit Soda, Lime & Yuzu Soda and Italian Blood Orange Soda.
The Soda Collection is Fever-Tree’s new range of low-calorie flavoured sodas, designed for mixing low-calorie spritzes and refreshing long drinks.
The new sodas are crafted with naturally sourced ingredients from around the world.

Healthy congee comes to Australia

Mr Lee’s Congee comes in Original and Chicken varieties. The healthy versions of the traditional East Asian breakfast are low in sugar and low in fat.
The savoury instant rice porridges are packed in Australia and available to buy online from their website, Amazon and at Harris Farms Market stores in Sydney from November.