‘Mann’ is a famous name in Western Australia.

By Ken Gargett Tony Mann was a more than decent cricketer, a leg spinner, who played several Tests for Australia back in the 70s. He was the first (or second, depending on how one views Pakistani, Nasim-ul-Ghani, who is supposedly the first but was always considered well above tail-ender/nightwatchman status and who got his ton…

The Bacardi Crystal Ball

So, just what do we expect to be drinking this year? What will your favourite bartenders be serving? What will those who stock the bars be chasing?  In an admirable effort to find out what we can expect, Bacardi asked some 7,000 of their employees around the globe, spread across more than 100 cities, to…

The Botanist Gin x Chiswick

We were recently invited to a dinner with The Botanist Gin at Sydney’s popular restaurant Chiswick in Woollahra. The interactive dining experience was an evening of flavour explosion.  On arrival, Josh O’Brien brand ambassador for The Botanist Gin, welcomed us with a G&T and guided us through an array of fresh herbs and fruits from the…

Angostura launches 1787 – Premium Rum

The team at Angostura, led by Master Distiller, John Georges, and Master Blender, Carol Homer-Caesar, are well known for not only an excellent array of fine rums, notably ‘1919’ and ‘1824’, but for their innovation. Some are glitzy one-offs, like the twenty silver and crystal decanters of ‘Legacy’, a blend of seven very special rums that…

Margarita Day – Tommy’s Margarita

The Tommy’s was created by Julio Bermejo at his Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. The only difference to the classic Margarita is Bermejo swapped our the orange liqueur and used Agave Nectar instead.

explore Margarita week – passion fruit margarita

With only three days left until margarita day, follow our daily recipe inspirations to get you into the fiesta spirit. Each recipe is simple to make and taste great. Salut! Here’s a fruity twist on the classic margarita. Glass: Stemless wine glassIngredients:30ml Tequila15ml Cointreau25ml Lime juice1 Passionfruit, pulp removed10ml Sugar syrupMethod: Add passionfruit pulp and all other ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain…

explore Margarita week

The Mexican ‘daisy’ – originally tequila, citrus and grenadine served over shaved ice – translates to margarita, have featured in tequila ads since the 1940s.

World First Blockchain Whisky

Ailsa Bay has launched the world’s first-ever blockchain whisky, capturing the full distilling and manufacturing process. You can track the whisky from its source all the way to your glass.  Why so? You may well ask. Well, the growing number of fakes on the market seems like a good place to start. Blockchain information essentially means…

Last chance to try the Craigellachie 51 Year old for free

 Sydney, Australia – After waiting 51 years to be enjoyed by people all over the world, there are only ten days left to enter the Craigellachie 51 lottery to be in with a chance to sip on your very own dram at Bar 51 pop-up. While most super-aged whiskies of this calibre would command a…