Two Tequilas You Need to Try

WORDS KEN GARGETT Tepid as rain off a rusty roof. One of my more favoured descriptions of tequila. Fair to say that I am perhaps not the most avid fan of this Mexican spirit. And yes, a bad experience, about which nothing should be put in print. The Eagles’ ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is not my favourite…

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…

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…

You’ve Got To Try The Bloody Shiraz Gin

Back by popular demand, Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin will be available June 1. The sell out gin is traditionally a blend of Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes and Rare Dry Gin, however this year some grapes were selected from other Southen Victorian regions. Like the 2018 vintage, the 2019 vintage followed the same principles, harvesting…

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar – The Place To Be This World Whisk(e)y Day

Just in time to celebrate World Whisk(e)y Day next Saturday (18 May) NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo has just unveiled a new whiskey lounge. Housing over 700 bottles, they’ve just added 80 new bottles of American Whiskey valued at $15,000. Which is the largest selection in the whole of Australia. What makes this bar…

Copper Dog: Capturing The Spirit Of Speyside

Copper Dog is named after a device created in the 18th century by distillery workers to swipe whisky and take home. Made from a piece of copper tubing, it had a penny soldered to one end and a cork in the other. Making it easy to sip and refill, it never left its owner’s side….

Score A Bottle Of JT Bundaberg Rum Before They Sell Out

Diehard footy fans are busting to get their hands on the new release of Bundaberg’s Rum, released by Johnathan Thurston himself. This limited-edition batch has been unveiled in commemoration of his legendary career in becoming a renowned NRL player. The collaboration between Johnathan Thurston and Bundaberg Rum has taken 5 years in the making to…

ArchieMite Buttered Toast Spirit

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is launching a limited edition ‘ArchieMite Buttered Toast’ spirit. Inspired by one of Australia’s much-loved breakfast spreads, the liquor is highly experimental for the brand. Created by using a combination of individually distilled ingredients such as Pepe Saya, Sonoma sourdough toast and selection of blended yeast-extract spreads (“mites”). They’ve managed to…

A Single Vineyard Approach – Bass & Flinders Distillery

It’s not uncommon in the wine industry to use grapes from a single vineyard to make a particular white or red wine, or for whisky distillers to use a single malt. However, it is a rare practice when it comes to distilling other spirits such as gin. Bass & Flinders Distillery has a traditional and…

Cocktail Recipes For DISARONNO Day (19th April)

Tomorrow is DISARONNO Day today (19th April)! Celebrate with these simple but delicious cocktails you can make at home or at the bar, such as the super fresh DISARONNO Sour, DISARONNO Fizz and DISARONNO Mule. DISARONNO SOUR INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1⁄2 part DISARONNO 1 part fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon of sugar METHOD: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain…

Sipsmith & The Barber Shop’s Exclusive Martini Marathon

The Sipsmith team will be joining forces with one of Sydney’s leading small bars, The Barber Shop, to create a couple of exclusive Martini events for Sydneysiders. Founders Sam Galsworthy & Jared Brown ( a renowned gin historian) will personally be in town to launch these events, starting with a ‘Personalised Martini’ session from 4…

Spend The Last Hour Of Summer The Right Way – #KaluaHour

The end of daylight savings is creeping up on us, meaning the end of summer is as well. Both inevitable, both depressing. But, Kahlúa is hanging onto the very last few minutes by celebrating with a happy hour of espresso martinis across the country. Before turning our clocks back an hour, participating venues in NSW,…