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Would you drink Vegemite-flavoured gin? This company is hoping so!


When I said I loved Vegemite enough to drink it, this isn’t what I meant.

Sydney-based gin distiller Archie Rose has created what they call a “hot buttered toast spirit” – cleverly named Archie-mite – that channels the famous spread’s distinct yeasty flavour.

It’s made by distilling gin with 25 kilograms of churned butter and 15 kilograms of sourdough bread (yes, it’s literally liquid Vegemite on toast).

The creators have admitted the spirit will be divisive – but they’ve assured any loyal fans of Vegemite that they’re sure to love it.

Didn’t think this story could get more Australian? The drink was released in a limited-edition batch of just 3,000 bottles this week on May 8 (“mate”, get it?).

Very clever.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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