This year the Annual TV Week Logie Awards will be held on the Gold Coast for the first time ever. But some things will remain the same – Vantage Australia is once again the official spirit of the Logies. The Melbourne based spirit, featuring Australian native botanicals, has been chosen by the committee for the second year in a row. And, as the official spirit sponsor, Vantage Australia will be sampled by the best in the entertainment industry.
Since the debut of its signature cocktail The Spirit of Melbourne at last year’s Logie’s, Vantage Australia – Spirit of a Nation has made its global mark by winning silver at San Francisco World Spirits Awards two consecutive years in a row (2017 and 2018) and has now also won Silver at the 2018 Stuttgart International Spirits Competition. This year, the Vantage creator, Bill Hargitay, has promised to launch a new Gold Coast inspired cocktail for celebrity guests.
“I am thrilled that Vantage Australia has once again been selected as the official spirit for the 2018 TV week Logie awards. As Australia’s own spirit, it only seems too fitting for this year’s home-grown talent to celebrate their success with us,” Hargitay said. “Since last year, we keep growing from strength to strength with our recent award wins, extended national distribution in Dan Murphy’s and independent retailers, domestic distribution in Singapore and continued growth in Australian duty-free stores, now also in Auckland and Queenstown NZ.”
While England has gin, Spain has sangria, Mexico has tequila and Russia has vodka, Australia has now put its own premium signature spirit on the map. Reflective of the Aussie outback, Vantage draws its inspiration from premium native botanicals. The complex, yet delicate, flavours come from only using natural bushfoods to create a blend that blurs the lines between sweet and dry.
Beautiful on the rocks and with tonic or soda, Vantage Australia has the ability to cut across traditional spirit genres, making it the perfect base for most cocktails giving life to old classics, with an Australian twist. Their range of Signature Cocktails (found on the Spirit of a Nation website) offer cocktail connoisseurs some unique flavour profiles.
The Logies will be marking its 60th anniversary at The Star Gold Coast on Sunday, July 1st.