The Joy of Wine

WORDS KEN GARGETT Among the many joys wine offers is its infinite capacity to surprise. Usually, open a bottle and you know what to expect. We know what it is, what we paid, whether it should be spectacular or just a decent drink. But sometimes… Of course, the reverse happens as well. That particular bottle…

Four Pillars Go the Whole Hog

If you’re a gin fan, you’re going to love what the team at Four Pillars Gin are cooking up. Joining the Australian craft distillery is Melbourne chef and all-round top bloke, Matt Wilkinson. Matt will be responsible for developing and overseeing all of Four Pillars’ Made from Gin products. He will be creating a menu…

Felons Brewing Co.’s Autumn Feast

Felons Brewing Co. are hosting their first beer and food dining experience at their riverside brewery next Monday (20th May) at 6pm. The five-course meal, matched with Felons Brewing Co. beers will highlight the importance of beer at the dining table. This ‘Autumn Feast’ offers guests a shared food experience, mixing lighter, healthier dishes with…

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar – The Place To Be This World Whisk(e)y Day

Just in time to celebrate World Whisk(e)y Day next Saturday (18 May) NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo has just unveiled a new whiskey lounge. Housing over 700 bottles, they’ve just added 80 new bottles of American Whiskey valued at $15,000. Which is the largest selection in the whole of Australia. What makes this bar…

Copper Dog: Capturing The Spirit Of Speyside

Copper Dog is named after a device created in the 18th century by distillery workers to swipe whisky and take home. Made from a piece of copper tubing, it had a penny soldered to one end and a cork in the other. Making it easy to sip and refill, it never left its owner’s side….

Score A Bottle Of JT Bundaberg Rum Before They Sell Out

Diehard footy fans are busting to get their hands on the new release of Bundaberg’s Rum, released by Johnathan Thurston himself. This limited-edition batch has been unveiled in commemoration of his legendary career in becoming a renowned NRL player. The collaboration between Johnathan Thurston and Bundaberg Rum has taken 5 years in the making to…

Brancott Estate & Benjamin Craven’s Limited Edition Bottles

Every liquor brand understands the importance of presence when their bottle is standing behind the bar or in a bottle shop, amongst their competition. Creating a label that simultaneously, catches the buyer’s eye and represents the brand/liquor, can sometimes be the defining factor as to why someone purchases your bottle. Which is why we are…

There’s A New Aperitivo Hour At Barangaroo House

To celebrate Peroni’s massive rebranding, they held an event in Sydney’s Smoke Bar at Barangaroo House where celebrities and influencers got a first glimpse of the new bottle and enjoyed specially-made Peroni cocktails. Throughout the month of May at the Barangaroo House, Peroni has created an Aperitivo Hour with a twist. Pairing a curated snack…

Sip On Some Southern Comfort And Score

Slip into Autumn with a sip of Southen Comfort & Cola and some fresh kicks. The Southern Comfort teamed up Volley so you can do just that! Simply purchase a limited edition 10 pack of Southern Comfort & Cola 375ml cans from independent liquor retailers around the country and receive a bonus pair of Volley…

A Bottled American Cocktail With An Australian Twist

Starward has just released its latest bottled cocktail series, the limited edition Red Manhattan, in collaboration with Adelaide Hills Distillery. Described as a classic American cocktail reimagined with an Australian twist, the series is inspired by the signature Starward Whisky red wine barrel characteristics. The tipple is a distillery batched cocktail, made with Starward’s single…

ArchieMite Buttered Toast Spirit

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is launching a limited edition ‘ArchieMite Buttered Toast’ spirit. Inspired by one of Australia’s much-loved breakfast spreads, the liquor is highly experimental for the brand. Created by using a combination of individually distilled ingredients such as Pepe Saya, Sonoma sourdough toast and selection of blended yeast-extract spreads (“mites”). They’ve managed to…

A Single Vineyard Approach – Bass & Flinders Distillery

It’s not uncommon in the wine industry to use grapes from a single vineyard to make a particular white or red wine, or for whisky distillers to use a single malt. However, it is a rare practice when it comes to distilling other spirits such as gin. Bass & Flinders Distillery has a traditional and…