Archie Rose kicks off production at second distillery

Australia’s Archie Rose Distilling Company has started production at its new distillery in Sydney, which seeks to push the boundaries of spirit development. Archie Rose began construction of its second distillery in 2018. The new site in Botany, south east Sydney, is located 4km south of Archie Rose’s Rosebery distillery in New South Wales. The distillery supports a ‘significant expansion’ in the production of whisky, gin, vodka, rum and other spirits. The site includes a…

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What’s on this weekend

Lyaness at Home London bar Lyaness has launched a delivery service, offering drinkers in the capital the chance to enjoy its cocktails at home. The Lyaness at Home service offers bottled versions of five of the bar’s most popular serves, including the Rock Pool Sazerac (pictured) and Beetle Boulevardier. Bottled cocktails are available in three different sizes, for one person, two people or a group of five to share. Prices start from £13 (US$17) and…

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Gordon & MacPhail names Speyside distillery The Cairn

Scotch whisky bottler Gordon & MacPhail has named its new Speyside distillery The Cairn, which is due to open in spring 2022. Gordon & MacPhail first announced plans to construct a distillery and visitor centre in Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey, in May 2018. The producer secured planning approval to build the new distillery in the Cairngorms National Park in October last year. Work on the site began in July this year, with the distillery scheduled to…

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The challenges facing investments in American whiskey

Large drinks groups have bought into American whiskey in recent months, but with the US suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic some of their schemes are on hold. Unfortunately, smaller players may be hit hardest. *This feature was originally published in the August 2020 issue of The Spirits Business The American whiskey category has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, led by innovation from distillers of all sizes and growing consumer interest. The category is…

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Takamaka Rum ramps up production

Seychelles-based Takamaka Rum has revealed a “major” distillery expansion, which includes the installation of new stills to boost production. Takamaka was founded in 2002 by brothers Richard and Bernard D’Offay who set out to create a rum that captures the flavours of their island home in the Indian Ocean. The distillery at La Plaine St Andrew on Mahé island will benefit from new stainless steel and copper column stills for continuous distillation. The stills can…

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