Explore Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

WORDS KEN GARGETT The roadshow for fabulous Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is doing the rounds – a collection of whiskies of age and complexity. While not open to the public, take heart that your favourite bartenders are there on your behalf. You will reap the benefits in the future. Over the years, I have been to more tastings…

Michter’s – Two Cracking American Whiskies

WORDS KEN GARGETT As the excitement mounts for the forthcoming explore WHISKY release, some of us have been working hard, exploring the world of whiskies and bourbon from around the world (although the bourbons, of course, should really be regionally restricted to the USA). Needless to say, many exciting gems are emerging. Today, Michter’s. I’d…

How To Make An Old Fashioned

With World Whisky Day this weekend what better way to celebrate than with a classic Old Fashioned. Here’s our step by step guide. Step 1: Add a sugar cube to an Old-fashioned glass and hit it with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Step 2: Add a bar spoon of cold water and break down the sugar cube…

Sip On Some Southern Comfort And Score

Slip into Autumn with a sip of Southen Comfort & Cola and some fresh kicks. The Southern Comfort teamed up Volley so you can do just that! Simply purchase a limited edition 10 pack of Southern Comfort & Cola 375ml cans from independent liquor retailers around the country and receive a bonus pair of Volley…

Watch Where You Put Your Dickel

BY SCOTT MILLER My buddy Reed and I travelled to Tennessee this fall on a drinking trip with a little fishing thrown in for good measure. I’d like to say it was a fishing trip, but my unaccountable tendency towards honesty won’t let me. It would be unseemly to glorify our attempts at fly-fishing in…

Wild Turkey Bourbon release limited edition Master’s Keep 1894

The famous Wild Turkey Bourbon has released the latest expression in its limited edition Master’s Keep series, 1894. This product is an Australian only release and honour the oldest rickhouse (warehouse) on the Wild Turkey estate, and a place where Master Distiller Eddie Russell first fell in love with bourbon. Eddie was recently in Australia…

The Art of Appreciating Whisky

If you’re new to the world of whisky, it can be somewhat daunting. It’s easy to be put off without the help of someone who can show you the different ways whisky can be enjoyed or explain the factors that make this spirit unique. My first experience of whisky was at a tasting with around…

Last Drinks: The Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned

SPONSORED As the mercury drops and we embrace our winter woolies, there’s nothing more satisfying than ending the night on your favourite dram. So put up your feet, relax, and enjoy the Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned, a classic American cocktail, steeped in history and big on taste. Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned GLASS: Old Fashioned glass…

Top 5 Classic Southern Comfort Cocktails

Southern Comfort was born in the 1870s by a bartender who saw the need for something a little smoother than the strong all-or-nothing taste of bourbon and whisky.  The drink is made from fruits and spices melded with bourbon, a great base for delicious cocktails. Here’s our pick of the top five classic and easy-to-make…

Top 5 Whisky Bars in Australia

Calling all whisky lovers! Fancy a dram? Well, we’ve put together a list of our top five whisky bars… 1. Kittyhawk Kittyhawk transports you back to Paris circa 1944 featuring a French style fit out, with leather booth lounges, tables, and a bar that runs over 12 metres long. The heroes at Kittyhawk are rum…

Jack Daniel’s Serves Whisky the American Way

Jack Daniel’s Serves Whisky the American Way   The iconic Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 brand has released the Jack Daniel’s American Serve into the ready-to-drink whiskey category. Jack Daniel’s new American Serve variety will be released in a short 250ml can, harkening back to the traditional way Jack is served in the USA. The new style serve…

Melbourne Welcomes Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week

Melbourne Welcomes Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week Tailing Melbourne Fashion Week will be the (much more fun) Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week. Running from September 2nd to the 10th, Melbourne’s best bars will host the celebration of Maker’s Mark bourbon and the Old Fashioned, each featuring their own unique twist on the cocktail. To mark…