Legendary Story Inspires NED Reserve Grade Australian Whisky
November 23, 2022

Top Shelf International’s (TSI) award-winning NED Australian Whisky has taken inspiration from one of Ned Kelly’s earliest acts of bravery in the launch of their new reserve grade spirit – NED Green Sash Reserve Australian Whisky.

Aged just 10-years-old, Kelly saved a boy from drowning in a creek at the small village of Avenel in Victoria and was awarded a green sash by the boy’s parents which he wore with pride throughout his life. Such was the importance of the sash – that Kelly wore as a symbol of courage – he was found to be wearing it under his amour at his last stand in Glenrowan.  

NED Green Sash Reserve Australian Whisky pays homage to Kelly’s character with the relentless quest to make better whisky and the courage to push the boundaries of traditional whisky production.

Premium barrels of NED Whisky – which was named the Australian Whisky of the Year at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition – were selected to rest longer and harvested over oak for additional sweetness. After harvest, multiple barrels were vatted together to rest in a dedicated NED Green Sash Solera at TSI’s Melbourne barrel house to allow the flavours to combine creating a complex and layered final spirit at a higher 44% ABV.

TSI Master Distiller Sebastian Reaburn said the starting position for the creation of any NED Whisky is innovation and experimentation.

“At NED Whisky we challenge all aspects of production – from mashing, fermenting and distilling, to maturation.  For this unique spirit we focused on the maturation process, originally trialled through our Wanted Series collection.” he said.

“On top of our extra oak harvesting, we used a variation on a traditional solera, letting us layer NED Green Sash whisky with ongoing batches of premium spirit.

“This allows the flavours to mingle and integrate while aging, creating a complex and consistent liquid that improves over time.

“The result is an exceptional spirit with tastes of caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate and a long finish of sweet oak and orange, making NED Green Sash a truly extraordinary whisky.”

Purchase your bottle of NED Green Sash Whisky today and receive a bespoke limited- edition gift box. While NED Green Sash Whisky is here to stay, the gift box is available for a short time and reserved for the lucky few who order before Christmas. It’s the perfect drop for gifting and sharing but most importantly enjoying.

NED Awards 2022

Melbourne International Spirits Competition

Winner – Australian Whisky of the Year
Gold – NED Wanted Series Loyalty
Gold – NED Wanted Series Honour
Bronze – NED Wanted Series Ingenuity

Tasting Australia Spirit Awards

Silver - NED Wanted Series Ingenuity – Tasting Australia
Silver NED Wanted Series Honour
Silver – NED Wanted Series Loyalty
Silver – NED New Make Spirit
Bronze – NED 700ml

Australian Distilled Spirit Awards

Silver – NED Wanted Series Loyalty
Silver – NED Single Barrel Shiraz Cask Finish
Silver – NED Sounds of Bathurst
Silver - NED 700ml
Silver – NED Wanted Series Honour
Bronze – NED Wanted Series Ingenuity
Bronze – NED New Make Spirit

Australian Liquor Industry Awards

NED - Finalist Liquor Brand of the Year

Drink Easy Awards

Top 10 Australian Spirit – NED Wanted Series Ingenuity