Spirit of Anzacs key ingredient of whisky May05


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Spirit of Anzacs key ingredient of whisky

A FORMER Marrawah graphic designer has created the Anzac-inspired label for a whisky believed to be the first bottle of double malt brewed in two countries – New Zealand and Australia – and married together.
The label taps into the Anzac legacy by featuring Anzacs telling stories in the French trenches during World War 1.

Designer, Bec Parnell, went to Smithton High School before her career took her to the UK.


Now living in Hobart with her husband and two children, her latest work is the Diggers&Ditch Anzac Double Malt Whisky label, for which she designed the brand and packaging.

Mrs Parnell said: “It’s so wonderful to be back in Tasmania … living in England was fabulous, but we were always looking forward to coming back to Australia.”

Andrew Quarry, a buyer at BigBargain bottleshops started at Ulverstone and Devonport, said the whisky is thought to be the first ever trans-national double malt from whisky made in two countries.

“All the others are just Irish, or Scotch, but this is aged New Zealand whisky married with Australia’s best; from Tasmania of course,” he said.

Some of the funds from the whisky will be donated to maintain war memorials.