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,…

Lion Now Has A 50% Stake In Four Pillars Gin

Lion has announced that they have invested in the Healesville-based distillery, taking a whopping 50 per cent stake in the Four Pillars Gin business. Established by Stuart Gregor, Cameron Mackenzie and Matt Jones in 2013, Four Pillars has become an award-winning craft gin brand that’s distributed around the world. Lion’s investment will allow the founders…

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a 40-meter-long cucumber…

Hovering above Sydney’s harbour for the next couple of days (March 21st – 23rd) will be the worlds largest cucumber. The 40-meter-long, 8-meter-high and 25-meter-wide cumber blimp will be occupying the skies for a special reason. It will be kicking of Henrick’s launch of the ‘Cucumber Currency’. This launch is a dedicated gin exchange platform…

It’s Always G&T Time

The gin category continues to be a favourite with Australian consumers with both traditional English and modern local gins seeing growth. The gin revival hasn’t happened overnight but has risen on the back of brand premiumisation, the cocktail culture trend, and the evolution of craft distilleries. “Gin for me, is a cooling, freshening flavour. With…

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…

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…

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…