Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Returns Down Under

If you’re one of the lucky ones and get to try Michter’s 2019 Celebration Sour Mash, you’ll need to tell us all about it. With only nine bottles available in Australia and with an impressive price tag of $8,500, we have no doubt it will be nothing short of exceptional.  The last release to hit…

5000 Free Beers

Free beer anyone? Yep, you heard right – Melbourne’s Stomping Ground Brewing Co. is offering 5000 free beers to get Melburnians back in the pubs from June 1 and enjoy a long-awaited bevvy in a pub with mates.

Mojito kits delivered to your door

We’re still in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop and given it’s Friday, calls for cocktail hour kicking off from 5pm.

Four twists on the Margarita cocktail you need to try

Friday afternoon drinks calls for a Tequila cocktail, and we can never go past Casamigos. The award-winning, ultra-premium tequila founded by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, was created by following their thirst to enjoy the smoothest, best-tasting premium tequila. Instead of mixing up the traditional Margarita cocktail, the following recipes are a twist…

Become a wine buff in Iso

Across the month of May, Young Gun of Wine (YGOW) will host a series of online events to replace its annual Top 50 tasting events. YGOW will host the virtual tastings with the top 50 winemakers of 2020 along with other experts in the field. Most of the events will run for about an hour…

Beluga Vodka Enjoy it Neat

Remember the days when vodka was everywhere? Seems eons ago. Then along came the gin tsunami and vodka seemed all washed up. Vodka still does okay, though, especially in cocktails.  Great vodka is more than worthy of your attention as a sipping spirit. For me, a small glass (it becomes too easy to knock off…

Alcohol Purchases Restricted in Australia

By Ash Pini This morning Australians are waking up to the news that the purchase of alcohol has been limited in all states except Western Australia. Today, March 31, new alcohol purchasing limits came into force across the country, with the exception of Western Australia, through participating retailers: including Dan Murphys, Coles Liquor, Cellarbrations, Liquor…

‘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…