2018 LSA Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence...Finalists Announced

With the mystery shopping process now complete, the Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT (LSA)has announced announce the finalists for this year's Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence – the annual program that honours and acknowledges the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile to excel in the retail liquor industry.

Proudly, Swift & Moore Beverages is a finalist in “Spirits Supplier of the Year” category.

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Archie Rose Distilling Co.’s Rye Malt Whisky Judged Australia’s Best Whisky A Year Ahead of Launch

A full year ahead of its scheduled launch, a work-in-progress cask sample of Archie Rose Distilling Co.’s Rye Malt Whisky was judged Australia’s Best Whisky, winning Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. This follows Archie Rose’s White Rye (an unaged version of the Rye Malt Whisky) twice winning World’s Best Unaged Rye Whisky in 2017.

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Archie Rose Distilling Co Picks up more Gold!

Hot off the heels of a Double Gold at 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Archie Rose Distillers Strength Gin recently received a Gold at the 2018 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition scoring 91 points.

In addition, the following accolades were awarded across the range:

  • Gold - Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin;

  • Silver - Archie Rose Original Vodka;

  • Silver - Archie Rose White Rye;

  • Silver - Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin Packaging
     

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Tullibardine nets the treble at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Three whiskies produced at Tullibardine distillery in Blackford, Perth and Kinross have been awarded medals at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

Two of its aged finishes - 20 Years Old and 25 Years Old - and Tullibardine Sovereign were recognised for excellent quality by the international awards which select the best spirits by taste and design, to consumers and trade across the globe.

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Maison Villevert portfolio joins Swift + Moore Beverages

Swift + Moore Beverages are pleased to announce that Maison Villevert’s portfolio of Premium Spirits will join the Swift + Moore portfolio effective immediately.

Based in Cognac, Southwestern France, Maison Villevert is a family run company, and custodian of a mindset dating back to the Renaissance.  Located in the heart of the Cognac vineyard, the company specializes in the creation and production / distillation of super-premium spirits made from grapes. Thanks to its strong relation with grapes, its history and its culture, Maison Villevert uniquely revisits the categories of spirits and embodies the expertise and the new French luxury.

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Archie Rose Distilling Co. Appoints Historic Australia Distributor, Swift + Moore

One of Australia's most celebrated craft distilleries, Archie Rose Distilling Co, has announced it is partnering with Swift + Moore.

Archie Rose has appointed the historic Australian distributor Swift & Moore as exclusive domestic distributor of its core products, currently including Signature Dry Gin, Original Vodka, White Rye and Distiller’s Strength Gin, to all domestic customers except Duty Free customers, commencing July 1, 2018. 

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East Imperial Superior Beverages joins Swift + Moore Beverages

Swift + Moore Beverages are pleased to announce that East Imperial premium mixers will join the Swift + Moore portfolio from 15 April, 2018.

Inspired by a family recipe from 1903 and since its inception, East Imperial have worked with the authentic ingredient suppliers, the best global distillers and barman to create a range of premium mixers to be the ultimate complement to premium spirits.

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Swift + Moore featured in Drinks Trade Magazine

Many will know Michael McShane from his days as Managing Director of Brown-Forman Australia, a role he worked up to over 17 years and held during the company’s acquisition of Swift & Moore in 2006 and until he announced his ‘supposed’ retirement in 2016. Anyone that knows McShane well enough would have known that retirement was never really on the cards, and possibly never will be.

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