We support SmartMeals.
We realise the effect that lockdowns across the nation has on the hospitality industry, as well as on individual people. It can challenge your mental health, impact your personal safety due to domestic violence, and pose a risk to job and food security.
The SmartMeals program, run by homelessness charity StreetSmart, provides nutritious, ready-made meals for vulnerable people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The program also funds food based social enterprises that are providing training and job skills to their vulnerable staff. We are proud to partner with SmartMeals to help them take action against hunger and provide opportunities.
To help them take action against hunger, we will donate $5 for every bottle of Straight Rye Whiskey sold until the end of lockdown.
Prefer to donate directly? All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and can be made here.
It is widely believed that whiskey was first distilled for medicinal use by monks and apothecaries in Scotland and Ireland. The distillation of whiskey evolved as it moved from monastic to secular, as it did with the path of migration over hundreds of years. Early Scotch-Irish settlers in the USA used rye to make whiskey because barley didn’t adapt to the North American climate. These conditions are also true for the dry climate of Australia, where we set out to reimagine this original American spirit using 100% Australian rye.