Explore Whisky Launches Whisky Club For Christmas

The Explore Whisky Club has today announced it is launching in time for Christmas. The club has partnered with Explore WHISKY magazine to bring its first exclusive offer to the Australian market – the new release GlenDronach Batch 7. Cask Strength Highland Single Malt. To become a member and access the exclusive offers, whisky lovers should…

The John Walker Masters’ Edition 50 Years In The Making

October sees the release of The John Walker Masters’ Edition, a “triple-matured” Scotch whisky that has been crafted from six ‘ghost’ whiskies, each aged for a minimum of 50 years. All the whiskies in the The John Walker Masters’ Edition were taken from distilleries that existed during John Walker’s lifetime (1805-1857). Five of the six…

Grey Goose Getaway

When it comes to style, there are few drinks brands that do it like Grey Goose. In the lead up to the Australian summer the French vodka turned it on for 40+ bar professionals for the Grey Goose Getaway experience at “Bells” at Killcare boutique hotel property. The team at Grey Goose, including global brand…

6 Fever-Tree Tonics To Try This International Gin & Tonic Day

Australians are drinking less. The downward trend has been apparent over the last decade, but interest in drinking better has taken off. If you’re a regular reader of explore DRINKS, then you are most likely a part of this very movement; keen to learn more about the quality drinks on offer, the stories behind these…

Archie Rose Is Throwing A Summer Gin Party At Sydney’s The Rook

Sydney’s The Rook and Archie Rose are taking you back to the summer of ’85 with a six week gin garden party. The gin specialists will take over the beloved rooftop bar, with a gincredible food and cocktail menu, including lobster spaghetti with Archie Rose vodka sauce, lobster summer citrus salad with Archie Rose vinaigrette…

Behind The Barossa’s First Gin Distillery

Barossa = wine in the minds of most Australians, yet the region’s newest venture is set to change that perception. Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, the area’s first artisan gin house, officially opened last week to much excitement. Owned and operated by locals Nicole and Jon Durdin, the distillery aims to showcase regionally sourced ingredients through its…

The 5 Best From The Wild West: WA Rosé

WORDS BY KEN GARGETT Rosé from Western Australia. Why the west? Why not! The idea is simply to show how Australia has finally embraced this style. We could do the same for every state, but what appealed was that quite a few producers are actually doing more than one example. They are looking to different…

Brokenwood Wines are Inviting You to a Bottomless Five Course Dinner

Brokenwood Wines has teamed up with Masterchef 2018 star, Reece Hingell, and acclaimed chef Raphael Szurek to offer a five-course dinner with bottomless matched wines. Guests will be treated to a menu expertly crafted by the two chefs to perfectly pair with some of Brokenwood’s most awarded selection. Reece will be in charge of crafting…

Go Explore: The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Calling all Queenslanders, your weekend doesn’t have to be crummy just because of some bad weather. Why not make it rummy instead? This Saturday 13th October, Bundaberg Rum Distillery is celebrating its annual Spirit of Bundaberg Festival. The all-day event will see the grounds of the distillery taken over by food stalls and vendors serving…

5 of the Best Prestige Rosé Champagnes

WORDS BY KEN GARGETT Great champagne is a little bit of an anomaly. It is truly one of the most wonderfully luxuriant products made, undoubtedly rich-and-famous stuff, as decadent as it gets. And yet, if one looks at truly extravagant products, great champagne is a steal. Think of the cost of a first-class flight, a…