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The Australian Distilled Spirits Awards have just been announced in Melbourne and Hellyers Road has won two Gold Medals, including 'Champion Whisky' for our Slightly Peated 10 Year single malt! This is another wonderful achievement for the distillery and GM, Mark Littler, along with Chairman Neville Latimer were on hand to accept this evening's awards. It's been a great night for HRD so far as we anxiously wait on news from London of results in the Icons of World Whisky Awards where our Burnie Visitor Centre, and its manager, Sharon Deane are in the running. It looks like a sleepless night ahead - we best line up a few single malts!

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Premium Scottish Whisky Event

March 28, 2018, 6:00pm - March 28, 2018, 9:00pm

Craig Johnstone from Brown-Forman Corporation will be hosting a presentation and tasting of 6 premium Scottish Whiskies from the Brown and Forman Portfolio. Guests will be greeted with a Boilermaker on arrival from the last keg of a local 10% scotch ale. Join us for this special event and enjoy live jazz by local musicians and a selection of signature canapes. Craig Johnstone is a Scotch whisky specialist, Brown-Forman business development manager and former Distillery Manager at Lark Distillery. His passion and expertise of Scotch Whisky is globally renowned and this is a rare opportunity to interact and learn the art behind Scotch whisky. To book your ticket at this event, visit the page here: We'll be in touch to secure your booking. Tickets are $30.

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Diageo has announced the launch of Jane Walker, its first-ever female iteration of the brand's Johnnie Walker Black Label blended Scotch whisky.

Replacing the brands signature Striding Man logo, the Jane Walker icon will debut on the special-edition bottling, which will be released in the US next month, to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

Johnnie Walker Black Label - Jane Walker Special-Edition

Diageo has also announced that it will be donating $1 for every bottle of the Jane Walker special-edition, to organizations that champion women's causes, with a total donation of up to $250,000, including a donation of $150,000 to the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund and its Monumental Women campaign.

For more than a century, the Striding Man has been a Johnnie Walker icon and an important part of the brand's history. While his look has had subtle changes over the years, he has always conveyed the brand's unique point of view and symbolized moving forward. As a brand that has stood for progress for nearly 200 years, Johnnie Walker has said that it is proud to take this next step forward by introducing Jane Walker as another symbol of the brand's commitment to progress.

Women have played a significant role in the brand's history dating back to 1893, when John Walker & Sons purchased the Cardhu distillery from Elizabeth Cumming. Cardhu is one of the single malts that comprises Johnnie Walker Black Label and is considered the heartbeat of the blend. Elizabeth Walker, the wife of founder John Walker, was also fundamental to the creation of their own blended whisky, working alongside John and their son Alexander in the original Walker grocery shop. Today, nearly 50 percent of the brand's 12 expert blenders are women.

Commenting on the news, Stephanie Jacoby, Vice President of Johnnie Walker, said: "Important conversations about gender continue to be at the forefront of culture and we strongly believe there is no better time than now to introduce our Jane Walker icon and contribute to pioneering organizations that share our mission. We are proud to toast the many achievements of women and everyone on the journey towards progress in gender equality."

The special-edition Johnnie Walker Black Label Jane Walker bottling, will be available next month from specialist retailers across the US, for a RRP of $34.00.

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McHenry Whisky Launch!

Hi Everyone… The official launch of the McHenry Whisky has been announced: When: Wednesday 18th May Where: Brooke St Pier. Time: 6.00PM till 8.00PM Tickets $60 includes canapĂ©s, wine, beer and Whisky. 40 tickets only. Silent auction for small number of bottles on the night. RSVP to [email protected] #whisky #tasmania @WMHSDistillery

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The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky, has announced the launch of latest release in its innovative Distillery Series. Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood (45.2% ABV) is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Commenting on the new …

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