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…

NOLO – the new buzz word in drinks

No, and ultra low, alcohol drinks are all the rage. Have you tried this out? You may be very surprised. “Surely the flavour is lacking” or, “what’s the point” many are asking, but the reality is brewers, distillers and winemakers are getting very very good at how they de-alcoholise, or even stop the alcohol forming…

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,…

Aston Martin And Peroni Announce Partnership

Peroni’s Libera zero ABV beer has announced a partnership with Formula One Team, Aston Martin Cognizant to celebrate the global launch of the alcohol free beer. The significant step into the luxury world of Formula One signals Asahi’s intent with their heavy weight Peroni brand and their commitment to this growing segment. Peroni brand’s parent…

Willie Pratt (Dr No) Passes

The sad news of Willie Pratt’s passing has arrived in the last few days of 2020. Pratt, also known as Dr No, has been highly regarded for decades due to his exceptional work at both Brown Forman, the distiller of Jack Daniels, and more recently Michter’s. He gained a reputation of being a perfectionist and…

Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini – Mini

The name is a mouthful but with something this delicious that is not a problem. The Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini – Mini poach from Cocktail Porter x Messina contains everything you need to make 6 delicious cocktails and master the bartending skills at home. As the name suggests this is a twist on…

Whisky On The Rocks

Whisky on the Rocks made its debut this weekend on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. A festival designed for first-timers right through to self-confessed whisky-nerds.  The festival is run across four days, where whisky lovers can explore Australia’s oldest precinct transformed into whisky experiences. Two hours is recommended for the journey through The Rocks Festival…

Spring Carnival and Christmas – It’s Nearly Here…

The Four Pillars Christmas release is upon us as the team from the Yarra Valley Distillery prepare for the racing season and family celebrations across the country. Like bad sweaters and crooning #1 hits, the Four Pillars Christmas Gin is a part of the ‘new’ gin-fabric. The gin is the chief distiller’s Cam’s tribute to…