Four Pillars Launch Bottled Negronis

Negroni Week is one of our favourite weeks of the year. Not only because it highlights one of the best cocktails in the world (big fan here) but because brands like Four Pillars create great releases like their bottled Negroni. In celebration of this year’s festival (24th – 30th June) and 100 Years of the…

A Very Solid Performer – The Sydney Reserve

Many (far too many) years ago, I stumbled on a few bottles of the 1978 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet in a dusty corner of a bottleshop. It was quite a famous wine back then and offered for silly money (silly in the sense of being criminally cheap), so needless to say, I grabbed them. They are…

Four Pillars Go the Whole Hog

If you’re a gin fan, you’re going to love what the team at Four Pillars Gin are cooking up. Joining the Australian craft distillery is Melbourne chef and all-round top bloke, Matt Wilkinson. Matt will be responsible for developing and overseeing all of Four Pillars’ Made from Gin products. He will be creating a menu…

Brancott Estate & Benjamin Craven’s Limited Edition Bottles

Every liquor brand understands the importance of presence when their bottle is standing behind the bar or in a bottle shop, amongst their competition. Creating a label that simultaneously, catches the buyer’s eye and represents the brand/liquor, can sometimes be the defining factor as to why someone purchases your bottle. Which is why we are…

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…

A Bottled American Cocktail With An Australian Twist

Starward has just released its latest bottled cocktail series, the limited edition Red Manhattan, in collaboration with Adelaide Hills Distillery. Described as a classic American cocktail reimagined with an Australian twist, the series is inspired by the signature Starward Whisky red wine barrel characteristics. The tipple is a distillery batched cocktail, made with Starward’s single…

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…

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…

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…

Johnnie Walker Brings Game of Thrones Fans White Walker Whisky

It may have thawed Down Under, with the aromas of spring fresh in the air, but Johnnie Walker is here to remind you that the next winter is coming. The iconic whisky brand has teamed up with HBO’s best-loved series, Game of Thrones, to release White Walker, a limited-edition Scotch Whisky inspired by the show’s…

How To Make Rum Punch

It’s National Rum Punch Day! explore DRINKS has the perfect recipe to get you in the ‘spirit’ (pun intended). Ideal for entertaining on those warm nights, we reckon this is one recipe you’ll be pulling out time and time again this season! Makes approx. 5 Drinks GLASS: Punch Bowl INGREDIENTS: 250ml Freshly squeezed lime juice 250g…