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Mr Black Spirits
Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Mr Black Spirits was founded by Tom Baker and Philip Moore in 2013 with the ambition to take Australia’s coffee culture late into the night. Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is a bittersweet blend of top-grade Arabica coffee and Australian wheat vodka. Mr Black Spirits’ roasters source specialty coffees from top growing regions to craft a (very black) liqueur that is bold, complex and unapologetically coffee. With half the sugar and ten-times the coffee concentration of traditional liqueurs, Mr Black Spirits is a coffee spirit for coffee purists.
STARWARD brings together Australian malted barley and Australian red wine barrels to create a distinctly Australian spirit. Housed in a large industrial space in Melbourne, this urban distillery is as bold and unconventional as the spirit it produces and the city it calls home. STARWARD’s distinctive whiskies are exclusively matured in Australian wine barrels in the variable Melbourne climate – which experiences “four seasons in one day” – to create a dynamic form of elemental maturation.
Westward is a grain-to-glass celebration of the American pioneer spirit. Made from scratch by Westward Distillery in Portland, Oregon, Westward is brewed from Pacific Northwest two-row barley, fermented with American ale yeast for outstanding flavor, double pot distilled for exceptional character, matured in new American oak barrels, and never chill filtered. Westward brings together the very best of the American whiskey and craft beer traditions. In addition to Westward, the distillery portfolio includes Casa Magdalena Rum.