NED Australian Whisky has partnered with Queensland Rugby League and Billy Moore for a whisky that has been aged in unique way, for this year’s State of Origin series.

Moore is famous for his “Queenslander” chant which has gong down in Origin folklore, and this special NED Australian Whisky has been aging in a specially-selected premium barrel for more than 1000 hours to Moore’s 1995 chant in a purpose-build container at the NED Whisky barrel house.

The sound waves of Moore’s chant created kinetic energy in the barrel that vibrated through the whisky, which NED says has enhanced maturation, creating a richer, bolder spirit.

‘’When Queensland are under pressure, that’s the key moment, that’s where our call comes from,” Moore said.

“It’s a pressure call when you need help. That’s what Queensland is about… uplifting your spirits, knowing who we’re fighting for, the legacy before and those that come after.”

The Queenslander Blend release is the third time NED Australian Whisky has used innovative sound-aging to create unique and distinctive whiskies – the first two have been collaborations with its motorsport partners, Supercars and Grove Racing.

Bottled at 44 per cent ABV, NED Queenslander Blend doesn’t pull any punches and is a spirit with tasting notes that describe bright citrus notes, bold toffee and rich oak.

This is NED’s third year as the official whisky partner to the Maroons, and the team at NED said they wanted to create a whisky that embodied Queensland’s spirit and energy.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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