Beginning Of The End For Rare Japanese Whisky

Specialist Japanese whisky retailer dekanta has launched a new set of extremely rare Karuizawa whiskies, taken from some of the last casks left of the iconic whisky.  The Japanese distillery has been closed since 2000 and as global interest in Japanese whisky has grown in recent years, demand for stock from it has increased dramatically, along with…

Benriach Goes Back To The Future

Speyside distillery Benriach is shaping up for the future by launching a new range of single malt whiskies which pay tribute to its past. Under former co-owner Billy Walker, the distillery built a formidable reputation for a diverse and eclectic range of whiskies, covering everything from classic fruity Speyside whiskies, to heavily peated malts, and…

The Ultimate Whisky Lovers Car

What can a car say about your taste in whisky? Which would be your favourite? A Jim Beam Grand Cherokee or a Yamazaki Lexus? Bowmore have chosen theirs, and it’s the Aston Martin SUV, the DBX.  Bowmore revealed a partnership with ‘Q by Aston Martin’ developing an extremely limited edition Bowmore Aston Martin DBX’s that will be built and delivered to just 18 customers at a private event…

Daniel Szor Pays Tribute to Dr Jim Swan

The founder and owner of the Cotswolds Distillery, Daniel Szor, has paid a moving tribute to whisky expert and consultant Dr Jim Swan, who died four years ago. Despite the pandemic the English Distillery has had a productive few months, and is celebrating a clutch of awards as well as the launch of its first…

Roskrows’ Stills Crazy: Edition 2

International spirits writer and magazine editor, Dominic Roskrow, has launched a new magazine for the whisky loving public and it’s worth a read.  Edition #2 of Stills Crazy was released last week and is a significant publication dedicated to the work of the late Dr Jim Swan: aptly titled “The Wizard of Whisky”. Roskrow has been…

Two Premium Australian Single Malt Whiskies Launch – Tasted

Morris of Rutherglen, best known for world-renowned fortifieds, is entering the Australian whisky market with the launch of two premium whiskies this month (June 2021); Morris Australian Single Malt Signature Whisky and Australian Single Malt Muscat Barrel Whisky.  A team of whisky experts, including the late Dr Jim Swan (link to magazine dedicated to Dr…

Australian Cocktail Month Starts Tomorrow

Today is your last chance to get tickets before the start Australian Cocktail Month tomorrow. May the 1st, or May Day, has long been recognised as a celebration of the working class and sometimes referred to as Labour Day. Workers behind the bars of leading venues across Australia are getting ready to celebrate their own…

Hellyers Road wins World Whiskies Award Best Australian Single Malt 2021

Henrys Legacy Freestone Cove has been awarded the prestigious World Whiskies Awards  Best Australian Single Malt 2021. Hellyers Road 15 Year Slightly Peated was also the Category Winner in the 13–20-year category. Hellyers Road Distillery General Manager Andy Bower was delighted with the win . ’This team, and this brand, continues to amaze me! Determination, resilience…

Revisit Summer with “Tropical” Rum

While the east coast of Australia is being drenched the good people at Captain Morgan are launching a drink full of “vacay vibes’. Summer might be officially over, but Captain Morgan is still turning up the heat with the launch of Captain Morgan Tropical this month.  Captain Morgan Tropical is the sweet, smooth flavour of the Captain…

Easter and the Espresso Martini – a match made in “your home bar”

Easter is a great time of year to have a sweet tooth – or shall we say, to be a “dessert connoisseur”, just to class it up a bit. Belonging in the category of indulgent drinks that double as dessert, Cocktail Porter have just launched their Easter DIY Cocktail Kits delivering nationwide, and let me tell you, you’d…

May Is Australian Cocktail Month – and it’s been worth the wait

Prepare to immerse yourself in a post-lockdown celebration of cocktails from 1 – 31 May with the launch of Australian Cocktail Month. Held across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, Australian Cocktail Month will partner with some of the best local and international alcohol brands to champion the country’s bar industry. Consumers will unlock unique bar experiences,…