Snowy Mountains Cookies, 1 of 30 small regional businesses chosen by Facebook

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Facebook Gift Guide 2019

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Snowy Mountains Cookies is excited to announce they have been selected to be a part of the 2019 Facebook Gift Guide.

Facebook and Instagram have created an online Gift Guide to support regional economies.

Over half of the 30 chosen business, including Snowy Mountains Cookies, are in a drought effected area. Facebook’s Director Mia Garlick states “It was developed to celebrate the innovation and success of regional small businesses across the country that play an important role support the national economy,”

Snowy Mountains Cookies, thanks to Facebook and Instagram, will take part in the promotion by featuring their best-selling flavour, the Love Chocolate, in a gift box configuration – please visit www.fb.me/giftguideau

Snowy Mountains Cookies creates premium, gourmet produce and has operated for over 13 years with core business derived from servicing the airline catering sector (including 10 consecutive years of supplying Qantas), hotels, function centres, food outlets and retail customers.

Products reaffirm the brand message, made wholesome and appetising by baking with ‘clean’ ingredients that are:

  • Free of artificial colours
  • Free of artificial additives
  • Free of artificial flavours
  • Free of preservatives
  • Sulphite free dried fruits

Only premium ingredient options are used in our product range, with a focus on ‘keeping it natural by keeping it simple’.

We use:

  • Free-range eggs – recipient of the RSPCA Good Egg award
  • Butter, rather than margarine
  • Quality couverture chocolate – steering clear of compound chocolate
  • Ingredients most home pantries would stock – avoiding using tricky substitute products that mask nutritional table figure

One of Snowy Mountains Cookies owners Daisy Oayda’ states, “I believe starting and running a business like Snowy Mountains Cookies, which prides itself on its location base and name, is easier in a regional town like Jindabyne thanks to the support and genuine interest shown from local business and community, which is something that may not happen in a big city.”

Snowy Mountains Cookies is proud to have been chosen for this opportunity to help grow online sales and bring awareness to the small business in the regional town of Jindabyne. If you would like to see more Snowy Mountains Cookies products please visit www.snowycookies.com.au.


“Snowy Mountains Cookies/ Savoury/ Snacks, launched in 2006, is proudly located in the beautiful, iconic, alpine town of Jindabyne is arguably Australia’s highest commercial bakery perched at 1020 metres above sea level.”

Wildbrumby unveils its ‘Spirit of Christmas’ gin

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Limited-edition Black Label gin brings a festive twist to the distiller’s award-winning range of spirits

Wildbrumby, the Snowy Mountains Distillery, has released a limited-edition Black Label gin which has been crafted just for Christmas.

The Black Label has been created from the traditional botanicals and organically home-grown raspberries used in its Rubus Patch gin.

To this award-winning spirit, we’ve added twists of festive fruit, elderflower and citrus notes to recreate the sublime spirit of Christmas.

These have been carefully balanced with juniper and native botanicals, such as the mountain pepper berry that grows wild in the Snowy Mountains.

“The subtle addition of traditional Christmas fruit to our award-winning Rubus Patch is a celebration of the things we love best as we spend time with friends and family,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Add pristine Snowy Mountains water and organic citrus fruit from the family orchard, and you have a gin that truly embodies the spirit of an Australian Christmas.”

The Black Label gin will be available until Christmas, or until stock runs out. Each bottle is elegantly packaged and includes a festive cocktail recipe (attached).

Price: $95 (700ML)

Availability: wildbrumby distillery door and online store (wildbrumby.com/christmas)

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Golden gong for Peach Nectar schnapps

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Wildbrumby wins gold medal at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’  for its Peach Nectar schnapps in the Schnapps Liqueur category at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

Wildbrumby has been in the spirits business for well over a decade. It was one of the first craft distilleries established in Australia, and introduced schnapps – that quintessential tipple from the European Alps – to Australian snow sport enthusiasts.

Distiller Brad Spalding has developed many varieties of schnapps which have proven extremely popular among visitors to the Snowy region. Peach Nectar Schnapps is one of its classic range and has a rich succulent flavour.

Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Australian Distilled Spirits Award is the only national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs.

“We are honoured that one of our classic schnapps products has received a gold medal in this prestigious category,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Schnapps is not a traditionally Australian spirit, but we have developed a unique twist on European schnapps, that is especially tailored to local palates.”

This latest award follows recent successes with its Classic, Rubus Patch and Stallion gin, which have all claimed ‘Gold’ at international spirits competitions in Melbourne and Asia.

The distillery was also named as a leading food and drink innovator in 2017 for its schnapps range in the book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations, which showcased 50 stand-out products across the entire Australian food value chain.

Wildbrumby was chosen for its focus on product experience and the personalisation of its ever-growing range of contemporary Australian spirits.

Wildbrumby Stallion navy strength gin claims Gold

Stallion navy strength gin claims Gold

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’  for its Stallion navy strength gin at the Asia International Spirits Competition last week.

This follows similar successes with its Classic and Rubus Patch gins which have each claimed ‘Gold’ at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition.

The Asia International Spirits Competition brings a major international spirits event to the region, and features trade-only judges. Close to 100 entries were submitted from 15 countries around the world.

Wildbrumby is best known for introducing schnapps to the Snowy Mountains, but over the past few years, the distillery has been undergoing something of a ‘gin revolution’.

Stallion is a high spirited (57%) navy-strength gin, and a smooth and spicy addition to the expanding range of wildbrumby gin, says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

Developed for gin connoisseurs in search of a strong, flavourful spirit, it blends juniper and native mountain pepper with black tea, ginger and orchard-grown citrus to create an exceptionally well balanced contemporary spirit.

“Subtle notes of cassia coalesce with more dominant juniper and citrus picked from the family orchard to deliver a punchy pallet of flavours,” says Wildbrumby distiller Sebastian Drüge.

“A smooth, viscous ‘oiliness’ rounds out the spicy spirit, further enhanced by the purity, alkalinity and mineral trace elements of the natural alpine spring water used in the distilling process.”

Wildbrumby Rubus Patch Gin Claims Gold!

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Wildbrumby gin makes its mark again at International Spirits competition.

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’ for its Rubus Patch gin at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition this week.

This follows on from a similar success with its Classic gin which won ‘Gold’ at last year’s competition. Wildbrumby is best known for bringing schnapps to the Snowy Mountains, but over the past few years, the distillery has been undergoing something of a ‘gin revolution’.

The Rubus Patch gin was developed by Wildbrumby distillers Brad Spalding and Sebastian Drüge last summer, and is blended with organically grown raspberries from the Wildbrumby patch.

It has been carefully balanced with its aromatic pallet of juniper, citrus and botanicals, such as the native mountain pepper berry that grows wild in the Snowy Mountains.

The result is a viscous, well-rounded structure that rolls across both front and back palates, said Wildbrumby’s head distiller, Brad Spalding.

Classic notes of citrus and juniper play host to aromatic raspberry, finished with delicate hints of rose, cardamom and spice.

“This is a complex, finely tuned gin with a crisp and refreshing aftertaste that delivers a delightful twist to the classic G&T and also pairs beautifully with soda,” Spalding said.

In its fourth year, the Melbourne International Spirits Competition is a major international spirits competition with trade-only judges. Close to 200 entries were submitted from more than eight countries around the world.

Stallion Gin Gallops In
In other gin developments, the distillery is putting the finishing touches on its new navy-strength ‘Stallion’ gin. This high-spirited 57% infusion blends juniper and native mountain pepper with a buccaneer’s booty of black tea, ginger and orchard-grown citrus and will be available in coming weeks from the distillery door and online shop.

Celebrating Sculpture

Art has always been central to the spirit and workings of Wildbrumby, and to showcase some of the distillery has published its own & “Sculpture Walk” book.

On sale at the distillery door, the book features the work of the many artists displayed throughout the sculpture garden and still house. A sculpture map will guide visitors on an inspiring journey through Richard Moffatt's Orbs and the polished granite boulders crafted by Austrian sculptor Andreas Buisman, as well as many other artists’ work.

The Wildbrumby Distillery has been named as a leading food and drink innovator in a recently published book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations. The book showcases 50 stand-out products across the entire Australian food value chain.

Chosen by an expert panel of judges, these were selected on whether they aligned to one of seven global megatrends identified by the CSIRO.

Wildbrumby was chosen for its focus on product experience and the personalisation of its ever-growing range of contemporary Australian spirits.

 

 

The Wildbrumby Story

Wildbrumby has been in the spirits business for well over a decade, and was one of the first craft distilleries established in Australia.

Although gin holds a very special place in Snowy Mountains history, wildbrumby’s story actually begins with schnapps – that quintessential tipple from the Alpine region of Europe.

Schnapps distilleries are native to the European Alps, where the winters proved too cold for traditional wine production.

It was in the Austrian region of Kitzbühl that wildbrumby founder and distiller, Brad Spalding, met his future wife, Monika, whose grandfather distilled schnapps on his mountain farm.

Enchanted by this rich distilling heritage, Brad studied the traditional methods and then set out to introduce authentic schnapps to Australia’s Snowy region.

He produces many varieties of schnapps which have proved extremely popular among visitors to the Snowy region, and Spalding has continued to push boundaries with flavour, essence and ‘mouthfeel’.

Sebastian Drüge, a key member of Wildbrumby’s distilling team, adds his own ‘special twists’ in the quest to create award-winning products.

New bars open in time for Winter

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Ski season holiday makers and Jindy locals alike get to enjoy a couple of new watering holes this winter, following the opening of the Jindabyne Brewing Company, and the re-opening of the legendary Brumby Bar.

Jindabyne Brewing Company has established a new home in Jindabyne, moving from its roots in Kalkite. The micro brewery launched its new premises at the start of the ski season, with Karl, Max and the team serving their impressive ales from equally impressive taps. Here you can enjoy the full selection of their locally famous Golden Ale, Pilzner, Red X and Veiss Beir plus a couple of seasonal specials.

If you can’t get there to try their full range, you can find some of their beers on tap at a growing number of venues throughout the town and region, including long-time supporters Lake Jindabyne Hotel and CBD.

Jindabyne Brewery Winter

Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4pm-9pm; Friday-Sunday: 11am to late
Closed: Tuesday
Address: 5 Nettin Circuit Jindabyne 2627
Phone: 0412 224 103
Website: http://www.jindabynebrewing.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jindabynebrewing/

A great selection of locally brewed ales on tap. Credit: Jindabyne Brewing


Arguably Jindabyne’s best known pub, the Brumby Bar & Bistro, sold in May 2017 and its new owners Chris & “Poss” promptly gave it a facelift, renaming it Brumby Bar & Grill in the process. Now you’ll find a new interior design, new menu and new range of beverages, but an equally warm and inviting atmosphere. So whether you’re heading there for an early dinner after a day up the slopes, or planning to hit the d-floor with some live music later in the night, get there and check it out this winter!

Address: Cnr Kosciuszko Rd & Kalkite St, Jindabyne 2627
Phone: (02) 6456 2526
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brumbybarandgrill/

The Team at Brumby Bar and Grill Jindabyne

The Team at Brumby Bar and Grill Jindabyne. Credit: Matt De Ward, MJD Photography