Hayman’s Gin Supper Club

Bringing its iconic English gin to Australian shores this month, Hayman’s Gin, produced by England’s oldest gin distilling family, has teamed up with The Lord Dudley Hotel to give Sydneysiders the Hayman’s Gin Supper Club. This unique culinary experience combines an exquisite menu with top-quality gin in an exciting food-pairing collaboration steeped in English flair….

The Island Rumaway

Perpetual holiday or spoiling the sweet island life? Marc Rodrigues, former Diageo executive and current owner of Nusa Caña, discusses the trials and the overall triumph of leaving behind the daily grind of the corporate world to start up his own Indonesian rum brand. explore DRINKS: What is your history in the alcohol industry? Marc…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE FULL STORY IN EXPLORE DRINKS SPRING. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY. A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something…

Rare Rum Releases and Rum Infused Gelato at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Rum lovers rejoice! This October, Australia’s biggest rum and food festival will return for its fourth year running and biggest year yet. Held at the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival is popular for bringing together a collection of rum-inspired food, rum cocktails, local music and showcasing the distiller’s latest releases. Get…

Treat Yourself (or Dad) to the Peat!

Forgot to get Dad something neat this Father’s Day? A late present can be a great present, especially if you take him to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s (SMWS) Peat Bar 2017. The whisky focused event is back after a year hiatus, to showcase the very best in peated expressions. For only $50 ($30 for…

Our Top 5 Father’s Day Alcohol Gifts

Run out of ideas yet again this Father’s Day? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with a range of beer, wine and spirits gifts to suit every dad’s tastes and most are guaranteed to arrive before Sunday 3 September. A Six-Pack of Beers with Your Dad’s Name on It Say thanks and pick up a…

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 Journey to One of Australia’s Best Whiskies

Where the coast meets country, in the westerly city of Burnie, Tasmania is an unlikely cooperative of dairy farmers producing some of Australia’s best whisky. In 1997, at a time when the rest of Australia wasn’t concentrating on locally made spirits, the visionary dairy farmers at Betta Milk set about quietly crafting their own premium…

Celebrate a world of tequila at Sydney’s Tio’s on Sunday July 30

Sydney’s finest agave spirits bar, Tio’s Cerveceria is inviting all fans of tequila to come along in celebration of World Tequila Day, which was officially on Monday 24th July. This Sunday, July 30, Tio’s will be showcasing some delicious, independent tequilas, both in neat form and in some bespoke cocktails. Tio’s have run a month-long…

Melbourne’s West Gets a Dose of Hops and Fine Drops with Mr West

One of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs, Footscray, is set for the arrival of Mr West – a one-stop shop for all things craft, artisanal and obscure. The bar and bottelshop forms a multifaceted space that showcases co-owners Caleb Baker and Josh Hodges passion for all things liquor. Rather than settle on a theme or single focus…

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…

This Whisky Degustation Will Cost You $1,500

This September, whisky aficionados or those lucky enough to get a tax return worth celebrating, will have the chance to flash their cash and try some of the world’s rarest whiskies at an exclusive degustation dinner at Eau-de-Vie Melbourne. The whiskies are from The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One – a collection of five unique…