Glenmorangie launch three whiskies for travel retail

BRENDAN MCCARRON doesn’t take long to cut to the chase. He’s in Australia a week after Dramfest in Christchurch, NZ and has something he wants us to hear. In front of him are three whiskies only a few locally have set eyes on: The Accord 12-Year-Old ($103), The Elementa 14YO ($120) and The Tribute 16YO…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something truly eclectic and in this case, we find ourselves with a fantastic mix of passionate producers championing award-winning…

Must-Visit Bars in La La Land (Los Angeles)

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE FULL Story IN EXPLORE DRINKS SPRING. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY. Ah Los Angeles, the City of Angels as it is known, La La Land. This sprawling metropolis has a lot more to offer visitors than Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Rodeo Drive. Here’s our guide…

Sydney Wine Festival

In three weekends time, 60 wineries with over 350 wines to showcase will come together for the inaugural Sydney Wine Festival at Rosehill Racecourse. Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of October, you can sample your favourite wines including reds, whites, rosés and bubbles from wineries across NSW. There will also be 15…

Rare Rum Releases and Rum Infused Gelato at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Rum lovers rejoice! This October, Australia’s biggest rum and food festival will return for its fourth year running and biggest year yet. Held at the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival is popular for bringing together a collection of rum-inspired food, rum cocktails, local music and showcasing the distiller’s latest releases. Get…

Cocktail of the Week: Blood Orange Margarita

A delicious, bitter sweet cocktail that’s sure to become your new favourite drink this spring. Makes 1 drink GLASS Coupette INGREDIENTS 30ml Altos Plata Tequila 15ml Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur 15ml Campari 10ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Blood orange juice 10ml MONIN Agave Syrup GARNISH Blood orange wedge METHOD Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker…

Tickets Go on Sale to Wine Island Today

This November, the picturesque Clark Island in the heart of Sydney Harbour will transform into Wine Island with over 100 wines to try, alongside food from award-winning chef Warren Turnbull (Banc, Assiette and Chur), music, masterclasses and more. From Friday 10 November to Sunday 12 November, you can enjoy top drops from 37 of New…

Our Top 5 Father’s Day Alcohol Gifts

Run out of ideas yet again this Father’s Day? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with a range of beer, wine and spirits gifts to suit every dad’s tastes and most are guaranteed to arrive before Sunday 3 September. A Six-Pack of Beers with Your Dad’s Name on It Say thanks and pick up a…

$38 Boutique Wine Wins Best Australian Pinot Noir

It’s affordable, it’s boutique and it’s been named best pinot noir in Australia. The Bellarine Peninsula, a cool climate wine region in Victoria, is well known for its award-winning pinot noir and now it’s one of the smaller local wine brand’s turn to assume the mantle. Yes said the Seal’s 2016 Pinot Noir was considered as…

Cocktail of the Week: Rusty Royale

TGIF! It’s time to party people, you made it through the work week and now it’s time to unwind and get ready for the weekend. At explore DRINKS, we love to start the night with a glass of bubbles, which is why we’ve picked a Rusty Royale, the perfect excuse to pop the cork and…

Looking for Something to do This Weekend? Visit Patient Wolf Distillery

Calling all Melbourne gin lovers – this Saturday, the Patient Wolf Distillery in Brunswick is opening its doors to the public for a one-off cellar door event with free tours and tastings. All afternoon, visitors will be able to get a rare look inside the distillery with owners Matt Argus and Dave Irwin showing their…

Cocktail of the Week: Bloody Mare (Red Snapper)

We’re bucking the trend and saying this popular drink should be seen more often than at 10am on Sunday mornings. Why not start the night with refreshing tomato juice and a kick of spice? You might also notice another ingredient that’s different here – yes, we’ve replaced vodka with gin for extra flavour. See what…