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Russell’s reserve is a small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,
created by Wild Turkey Master Distillers Jimmy and eddie Russell.
Sourced from the ‘centre cut’ of the rick house (levels 3-5), only 150-
200 barrels are selected for each batch.
The Russell’s Reserve range is now available. Contact your Campari representative:
COOPERS EXTRA STRONG VINTAGE ALE 2015 7.5% ABV
The traditional ruby hue of the 2015 Vintage Ale heralds the
arrival of a new hop bill that features both bittering and aromatic
characteristics. The driving hop this year is Melba – developed at
Ellerslie Hop Estate, and imparting stone-fruit and citrus flavours.
Other hop varieties include Ella and Vic Secret, added late to
maximise and accentuate passionfruit, peach, and spicy flavours.
Styrian Goldings and Cascade were added after fermentation, for
balance, depth of flavour and to enhance the spicy, floral and fruity
undertones. There is a noticeable increase in bitterness to enrich the
other hop flavours and leave a smooth lingering aftertaste.
Distributed by: Coopers 1300 654 455
4 PINES OAKED BALTIC PORTER 500ML 7.5% ABV
Aged in oak whisky barrels from Tasmania’s Lark Distillery since
December 2014, this Baltic Porter is high in alcohol, sweet on the
tongue and robust in flavour. 4 Pines describes it as involving a smug
Cossack standing in the corner dousing himself in gooey chocolate
syrup – or smooth and warming with a rich, sweet body. This brew
has been partially aged in French oak whisky barrels for six months to
give it a unique complexity of light vanilla and earthy minerals.
Distributed by: 4 Pines Brewing (02) 9099 2720
APPLEJACKS CIDER 5.4% ABV
Applejacks cider is made with New Zealand Cox Pippin apples
just north of Wellington, before it is “cut” with 42Below vodka in
order to offset the often face-pulling sweetness associated with
cider. Designed to combat the idea among consumers that cider
is too sweet, the addition of vodka makes for a crisp, dry-tasting
cider. There’s about half a shot of 42Below vodka in every bottle of
Applejacks. The cider comes in two flavours: Pippin Dry has a fresh,
crisp apple hit with a dry and less-sweet flavour; and Ginger Jive has
dry apple upfront and a lengthy kick of ginger spice.
Distributed by: Bacardi 13 15 13
SMALL ACRES CYDER CAT’S PYJAMAS CIDER 8.5% ABV
Named after the 1920s saying, which means “the best one can do”
this isn’t an average cider. Only produced in years when the apples
are of exceptional quality, containing the right fruit and acid balance
required for employment of the traditional winemaking technique
‘Methode Traditionelle’, the 2013 vintage is the first to go on sale since
the 2011 vintage sold out. The cider has been made with traditional
winemaking techniques – malolactic fermentation, lees stirring and 24
month oak barrel maturation. The champagne sized bottles are hand-
riddled and hand disgorged.
Distributed by: Small Acres Cyder (02) 6365 2286
YOUNG HENRYS HOP ALE 6.0% ABV
Young Henrys have given their Hop Ale a winter make-over in light
of the lower quality hop season that hit the industry. Realising they
wouldn't be able to keep getting hold of all the hops they needed
for the recipe of one of their core brews, the Hop Ale, the team have
adapted the recipe to create a darker version of their classic. With
strong bitterness, big aroma, sweet malt, and a solid body, it is the
same Hop Ale, just darker. Not stout-black, but more a super dark red
with crimson hues when held to the light.
Distributed by: Young Henrys (02) 9519 0048
VALE BREWING FOX HAT METRIC IPA 7.0% ABV
The new owners at Vale Brewing in SA have expanded their range
with Fox Hat Metric IPA joining Fox Hat Phat Mongrel. While the latter
is a solid black, nitro-charged, American-style oatmeal stout, the
former is a solid IPA with the highest alcohol by volume to come out
of Vale Brewing so far. A light-hearted and belated homage to the
little-celebrated move from the imperial to metric system almost 50
years ago, the beer packs a huge 80 International Bitterness Units and
offers a solid head and simple resinous pine and fruity hop aromas.
More beers will be rolled out under the Fox Hat label in the next
Distributed by: Vale Brewing (08) 7071 3520
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