US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani

January 30,2020

It’s a great day for director Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian spirit brand Singani 63.

After years of fighting, the new agreement means that the US will now recognise Singani, a type of brandy, as a distinctive product of Bolivia. In response, Bolivia will recognise Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey as US products.

Following the move, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish a notice of the proposed rule and seek comments from the public.

Bolivia will grant the product recognition no more than 30 days after the US publishes a final rule to grant product status for Singani.

Known as Bolivia’s national drink, Singani is a distilled spirit made from white Muscat grapes and according to data from Euromonitor International in 2018, accounts for nearly half of the total volume of sales in the spirits category in Bolivia.

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US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

Diageo To Postpone 2020 Sydney World Class Final

March 26,2020

Diageo has announced, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), its 2020 World Class Bartender of the Year Global Final, due to be hosted in Sydney in September, and 2020 World Class Bartender of the Year Australia will be postponed to 2021.

Andrew Oughton, Diageo Australia Marketing & Innovation Director, said: “It’s immensely disappointing for all of us at Diageo Australia to confirm the postponement of the Diageo 2020 World Class Global Final in Sydney this year but it’s absolutely the right call to make. This means that unfortunately the Australian 2020 World Class Bartender of the Year competition will also be postponed.”

“To our friends in Australia’s bar industry, I want you to know that just because we can’t host the World Class Global Final this year, we won’t be walking away from supporting the on-premise in the challenging months we all face ahead. We’re already looking at other ways Diageo can celebrate and support the exceptional bars and talent in Australia in 2020 and we can’t wait for Sydney to host the World Class Global Final when it returns in 2021.”

US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami

March 1,2020

Single grain Scotch brand Haig Club has signed a sponsorship deal to become the ‘official whisky’ of David Beckham-backed football team Inter Miami CF.

The former football star is also one of the founding partners of single grain Scotch brand Haig Club, which is made at Diageo’s Cameronbridge Distillery.

“Launching Inter Miami CF this year is a really proud moment for me and to have Haig Club be a part of that is really special. I can’t wait to see people enjoying Haig Club in Miami.”

The partnership will debut at on 14 March, when Inter Miami will play against LA Galaxy at its Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

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US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

Johnnie Walker 'Keeps Walking' To Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 12,2020

Johnnie Walker will launch an incredible new rooftop bar experience at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival (14 February-15 March), bringing the best of the Whisky Highball to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most vibrant arts festival.

Located in the buzzing Gluttony district, the Johnnie Walker Highball Bar celebrates the drink of the season, with four hero Highball serves, alongside a spiced-popcorn snack specially created by Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed.

Festival-goers can choose from serves including Johnnie & Lemon Highball, Johnnie & Ginger Highball, Johnnie & Crisp Apple Highball and the Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball.

Johnnie Walker Ambassador Katie Nagar said:  “The Scotch highball continues it’s resurgence for good reason. It is a simple and tasty drink that showcases the quality of Scotch Whisky, while its low ABV means you can enjoy a lighter style drink that still offers amazing flavour”.

Those seeking more information about Johnnie Walker Highballs can follow @JohnnieWalker.

US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

Angostura Announces 'Jillionaire' Judge

February 12,2020

The House of Angostura has announced that world-renowned Trinidadian-born DJ, music producer and entrepreneur Christopher “Jillionaire” Leacock will add some star quality to the judging panel, and the celebration, at this year’s Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge this year, Peter Sandström, CEO of Angostura, commented, “we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. Partnering with Jillionaire made so much sense as his roots are inherently connected to the House of Angostura.

“He has a strong understanding of Angostura’s place at the heart of Trinidad & Tobago culture, an enormous passion for locally inspired music and drinks and his global following helps elevate the competition to showcase the extraordinary talents of our competitors to an international audience.”

The nine global finalists will compete later this month.

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US signs deal with Bolivia to protect Singani Making A Stir

Park In Melbourne For Gin Festival

February 5,2020

The newly opened PARK in Melbourne will play host to a three day Gin Festival over this weekend. In collaboration with Gin Palace, the event will present favourite signature Australian gins, including the likes of Melbourne Gin Company, Great Ocean Road, and Bathtub Gin Co, to be served with  Capi’s range of mixers.

Additionally, summer-appropriate Poor Toms Strawberry Gin Spritz with Capi yuzu soda, strawberries and lime, and a Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin Fizz with Capi lemon soda, sparkling wine and candied citrus will be on offer.

The event will run across the 7th, 8th & 9th February from 2pm to 10pm each day and entry is free.

For more info go to the event’s Facebook page.

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