Whiskey, Stories and a Shoe Shine… What More Could You Want?

Bushmills Irish Whisky is having an evening of storytelling, whiskey and craftsmanship with Australian sculptor Dion Hortsman. The event will be on the 21st of February at the newly opened venue ‘Employee’s Only’ in Sydney. The night will entail live music, curated cocktails, an expert-led whiskey tasting and storytelling with Andy Ratcliff, a QandA with…

A Spirited Tale from Ireland

Irish whisk(e)y was once an export powerhouse. From the late 18th century, the Irish distillers controlled 90% of global whiskey exports. That’s until the Scots started to expand their industry and make their export assault in the second half of the 19th century. Would you believe that back then Australia was Britain’s largest export market…

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…

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…

Jameson Caskmates and Young Henrys Team Up for the Ultimate Boilermaker

Jameson Caskmates is a whiskey that has been aged in craft beer barrels, and what better way to pair caskmates than with a nice cold brew from Sydney based craft brewery Young Henrys. Jameson Caskemates is a marriage of two of Ireland’s most iconic tipples and offers a new experience that combines the classic smoothness…

Of World and Whiskey: A Look Into Ireland

  The 20th century brought shocking decline for the once great whiskey nation, with rock bottom being hit around 1974 when only two distilleries remained. Today, Irish whiskey is back on the rise with four distilleries in production, the famous Midelton, Bushmills, Kilbeggan and the relatively new Cooley plus four more under development. Together, these…