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…

Whisky Is Coming – DIAGEO’S Limited Game Of Thrones Whiskies

What’s better than a dram after a long day as you toast to a highly anticipated episode of Game of Thrones? Well…that would be toasting with a glass of whisky that represents the kingdom you’re rooting for of course. DIAGEO and HBO have teamed up to release a limited-edition collection of seven Single Malt Scotch…

Scotch Whisky Is Liquid Gold: And It’s Valued Like It Too

The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) has shown that whisky has risen dramatically in value in the last ten years. In fact, in just the last 12 months it has already grown by 40% in value. For the first time, the KFLII featured a top 100 Whisky Index. Which listed 100 different bottles of…

A Collection Of Whisky For Everyone, But Not Everyone Can Get Their Hands On Them

Ten limited-edition Scotch Whiskies will be released in April this year as part of Diageo’s‘2019 Special Release Collection’. Just to make these bottles even more exclusive, the whiskies will only be distributed in limited quantities. The ‘Special Releases Collection’ has a range of hand-selected whiskies from distilleries of all types; from distinguished, lesser known and even closed distilleries….

Whiskey, Stories and a Shoe Shine… What More Could You Want?

Bushmills Irish Whisky is having an evening of storytelling, whiskey and craftsmanship with Australian sculptor Dion Hortsman. The event will be on the 21st of February at the newly opened venue ‘Employee’s Only’ in Sydney. The night will entail live music, curated cocktails, an expert-led whiskey tasting and storytelling with Andy Ratcliff, a QandA 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…

Perfecting The Art of Sherry Cask Finishes for 192 Years

The GlenDronach is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, creating richly sherried Highland Single Malts for the best part of two centuries. To find this gem, you’re best heading towards Speyside from Aberdeen, a road well travelled by whisky explorers, deep into the to the East Highland hills and the valley of Forgue (google…