Commemorative Whisky: 5th/7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Mechanised)


This run will be limited to 200 numbered bottles

5/7 RAR was formed on 3 December 1973 at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney by the amalgamation of the 5th and 7th Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment to form a single light infantry battalion.

This was the result of reductions in the size of the Australian Army following the Vietnam War. Throughout the battalion’s history 5/7 RAR formed part of the 1st Brigade. The battalion was fully mechanised in 1984 and in 1986 the battalion’s official title was changed to 5/7 RAR (Mech).

In 1999 5/7 RAR relocated from Holsworthy to Darwin. Later that year the battalion made its first operational deployment when it deployed to East Timor as part of INTERFET. 5/7 RAR’s final deployments were to Iraq. In 2004 5/7 RAR provided two rifle companies (C and D Companies) for security duties in Baghdad. During 2005 and 2006 a rifle company (B Company) from the battalion formed part of the Al Muthanna Task Group in southern Iraq.

On 3 December 2006, the 5th/7th Battalion was formally de-linked into its antecedent units, the first of the two new battalions would be formed by splitting the 5/7 RAR creating the separate 5th and 7th Battalions, with the 5th Battalion remaining at Robertson Barracks, while the 7th would be relocated to Adelaide.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the raising of the battalion the 5/7 RAR Association have worked with Wet Canteen Bottling Company to bring you an amazing memento. In collaboration with an award-winning Victorian Distillery, this hand-selected Australian single malt whisky, with base and specialty Australian malts (which includes a small amount of peated malt) has been matured for 3 years in second-fill French oak, ex-Apera/Sherry barrels.

The whisky has rich florals and peach notes with sweet creamy malts, notes of honey and vanilla with a long soft peat in a beautiful light golden colour.


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