World First Blockchain Whisky

Ailsa Bay has launched the world’s first-ever blockchain whisky, capturing the full distilling and manufacturing process. You can track the whisky from its source all the way to your glass.  Why so? You may well ask. Well, the growing number of fakes on the market seems like a good place to start. Blockchain information essentially means…

Last chance to try the Craigellachie 51 Year old for free

 Sydney, Australia – After waiting 51 years to be enjoyed by people all over the world, there are only ten days left to enter the Craigellachie 51 lottery to be in with a chance to sip on your very own dram at Bar 51 pop-up. While most super-aged whiskies of this calibre would command a…

Spirit of the Week – Wolfburn Distillery ‘Langskip’ Single Malt

WORDS KEN GARGETT The emergence of a new Scottish distillery, even if it is a resurrection of an old one, will always attract attention, especially when they hit the ground with an array of cracking malts and make a real splash on the show circuit. The original Wolfburn Distillery was founded back in 1821 but,…

Sullivans Cove Celebrates 25th Anniversary this Year

WORDS KEN GARGETT The always impressive Tasmanian whisky distillery, Sullivans Cove, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. As one of the leaders of an industry that was initially looked on as a curio at best, and folly by many, it is a great achievement. Sullivans Cove, on the Derwent River in Tasmania (if there…

Explore Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

WORDS KEN GARGETT The roadshow for fabulous Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is doing the rounds – a collection of whiskies of age and complexity. While not open to the public, take heart that your favourite bartenders are there on your behalf. You will reap the benefits in the future. Over the years, I have been to more tastings…

Michter’s – Two Cracking American Whiskies

WORDS KEN GARGETT As the excitement mounts for the forthcoming explore WHISKY release, some of us have been working hard, exploring the world of whiskies and bourbon from around the world (although the bourbons, of course, should really be regionally restricted to the USA). Needless to say, many exciting gems are emerging. Today, Michter’s. I’d…

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….

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…

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…