Purple dreams
Lavender lemonade is the latest product from Smirnoff, which has recently debuted the purple-hued beverage. The RTD is made with triple-distilled Smirnoff vodka, lavender, and lemonade, resulting in citrus and floral notes. It has a slightly tart but sweet profile and sits at 4.5 per cent ABV. “We’re leaning into our lavender era … creating a new taste that sparks excitement,” says Marketing Manager Maddy Stockwell. Available at liquor stores in four-packs for $21.99.

Peachy keen

The ready-to-drink landscape is reaching new heights with Kirin Hyoketsu’s vodka pre mixer range. New additions Peach and Pineapple join Lemon, with each product combining vodka with soda and frozen natural fruit juice processed using Hyoten Toketsu technology which freezes the juice at -18 degrees Celsius, preserving the flavour. Australia is the only market outside of Japan to experience the Peach and Pineapple flavours which bot sit at 6 per cent ABV. Peach is available at all bottle shops from mid-March with Pineapple exclusively sold at Dan Murphy’s and BWS from late April. $25 for a four-pack.

Standing still

Jameson has introduced a new addition to its local portfolio that celebrates the golden era of traditional Irish whiskey. Single Pot Still has been crafted by Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman from a mash bill of malted and unmalted barley before being triple distilled and matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks. The dram has a profile of dried fruit and notes of vanilla, spicy toffee, ground cinnamon, and fudge. Available in good bottle shops nationwide for $110. jamesonwhiskey.com/en-au

Sparkle, sparkle

Jiva’s sparkling water range is made with organic, natural ingredients and is manufactured locally, with three flavours now available. Bright Focus sees lightly sparkling water enhanced with pomegranate, apple, and adaptogens, while Hydration Boost teams watermelon with cucumber and electrolytes. Daily Greens is the final product in the collection, and heroes green apple, lemon, and a blend of super greens. Consume as is or serve over ice. $4.99 per bottle. jivaproducts.com.au

The Finest

22 years ago, Don Julio 1942 Anejo had its first run in celebration of the brand’s 60th anniversary. The style has since become a mainstay, and continues to be produced with piñas that are double-stilled and aged from 24 to 30 months in oak barrels. 1942 is known for its notes of caramel and toffee and signature fresh vanilla fragrance. Best served on the rocks or neat. $300 from Dan Murphy’s, BWS, and national retailers.