SAY ‘KANPAI’ TO WORLD SAKE DAY AT THE STAR

The Star Sydney and The Star Gold Coast’s signature Japanese venues, Sokyo and Kiyomi are inviting diners to celebrate World Sake Day on Saturday 1 October with a limited-edition cocktail Saturday 1 October marks World Sake Day and to celebrate, the teams at Sokyo at The Star Sydney and Kiyomi at The Star Gold CoastContinue reading “SAY ‘KANPAI’ TO WORLD SAKE DAY AT THE STAR”

Winter Gin Making Workshops at Brogan’s Way

Brogan’s Way Gin has the next group activity sorted this winter, with a series of Gin Making Workshops scheduled over the coming months. Melburnians wanting to escape the cold and rainy weather will be welcomed at the family-owned Brogan’s Way boutique distillery and cocktail bar in Richmond, where they will discover small scale gin makingContinue reading “Winter Gin Making Workshops at Brogan’s Way”

Travel Around the Globe for World Gin Day at Brogan’s Way

Grab a boarding pass to be-gin the cocktail flight of dreams Brogan’s Way Gin are giving guests the chance to travel around the world one cocktail and canapé at a time this World Gin Day, on Saturday 11th June, at their unique boutique Distillery in Richmond. In a one-day-only menu curated in celebration of WorldContinue reading “Travel Around the Globe for World Gin Day at Brogan’s Way”

Big River Distilling Co teams up with Mezzanine for National Distribution of its gin & vodka

Canberra based Big River Distilling Co is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist as its exclusive national distributor, commencing this year from 1 February.  Established in 2017, Big River Distilling Co creates premium quality gin and vodka with all products distilled at its Dairy Road site in Fyshwick, ACT.  BigContinue reading “Big River Distilling Co teams up with Mezzanine for National Distribution of its gin & vodka”

Get served Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller – 29th January

Get Served – Taste of Tennis Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller celebrates the Australian Open with an all-inclusive package that includes 2 cocktails, bottomless drinks (GRAINSHAKER and NED spirit basic mixers, GRAINSHAKER and NED spirit RTDs, tap beer, house wine and soft drinks) and a brunch grazing plate. Saturday 29th January, 12pm–2pm, $85 per person. Plus,Continue reading “Get served Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller – 29th January”

Stir your cocktail creativity this summer with sippable artworks from leading gin brand, Bombay Sapphire

The world’s number one premium gin, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, is shaking it up this summer and bringing sippable cocktail art to a bar near you, by partnering with popular visual artist, Ellen Porteus. As part of the ‘Stir Creativity’ campaign, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has commissioned one of Australia’s most in-demand artists, Ellen Porteus, to use cocktails asContinue reading “Stir your cocktail creativity this summer with sippable artworks from leading gin brand, Bombay Sapphire”

Melbourne Royal® announces winners of the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Never Never Distilling Co wins Champion Australian Distiller and Victorian distillers win 9 out of 18 trophies.  Melbourne Royal® announced the trophy winners of the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards at an impressive cocktail awards presentation held on Wednesday, 1 December in the Victoria Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds. Eighteen trophies were presented with McLaren Vale’s Never NeverContinue reading “Melbourne Royal® announces winners of the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards”

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with the very best drams Scotland has to offer from Whisky Loot

With St Andrew’s Day steadily approaching this 30th November, why not enjoy a dram of Scotland’s finest with Whisky Loot’s Single Malt Scottish Tasting Pack! There’s no doubt about it: Scotland is the home of the single malt. This style of whisky has a long history in the misty highlands and islands, having emerged fromContinue reading “Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with the very best drams Scotland has to offer from Whisky Loot”

Celebrate Australian Gin Day this 20th November with Gin Loot’s pick of the best Aussie Gins out there

Here in Australia, we’re blessed to have world-class gin distillers and with Australian Gin Day on 20th November it’s the perfect time to celebrate this burgeoning craft distilling movement! What better way than with Gin Loot’s very own Best of Australia Pack. The Gin Loot Best of Australia tasting pack comes with a curated selectionContinue reading “Celebrate Australian Gin Day this 20th November with Gin Loot’s pick of the best Aussie Gins out there”

Gin Loot: International Gin & Tonic Day – 19th October 2021

This October 19th celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day with Australia’s best-loved gin subscription service, Gin Loot.  Simple and unassuming, one would think that the Gin and Tonic is an easy drink to master – but so many get it wrong without even realising it! Too little ice, too much tonic or not enough gin areContinue reading “Gin Loot: International Gin & Tonic Day – 19th October 2021”

Mr Black & ST. ALi join forces to launch ITALO DISCO Coffee Liqueur

Mr Black Roasters & Distillers have joined forces with ST. ALi to launch the Mr Black ITALO DISCO Coffee Liqueur. The collaboration is a tribute to the influence of Italian espresso on Australian coffee culture. Taking inspiration from traditional Italian espresso, and the ST. ALi coffee that bears the ITALO DISCO name, this special editionContinue reading “Mr Black & ST. ALi join forces to launch ITALO DISCO Coffee Liqueur”

Gin Loot brings you the ultimate picnic pack this Spring

Prepping for a picnic? Don’t forget to include your favourite Gin and Tonic combo from Gin Loot for the ultimate Spring sesh that’s Gladys approved! The Gin Loot Best of Australia tasting pack comes with a curated selection of 3 × 60ml tipples offering some of this continent’s finest small-batch gins, perfect for sharing with a friend.Continue reading “Gin Loot brings you the ultimate picnic pack this Spring”

Gin Loot presents the Clover Club cocktail

With Spring in full swing, why not try increasing your cocktail repertoire and create a perfect marriage of fruit, citrus and juniper? Enter the Clover Club. The Clover Club is a beautiful, blush cocktail that dates back to pre-Prohibition times. This cocktail takes its name from a gentleman’s club in Philadelphia, but has since conqueredContinue reading “Gin Loot presents the Clover Club cocktail”

Pietro Gallus Estate wins ‘Grappa of the Year’

Competing against distillers and winemakers from around the world Pietro Gallus Estate has won ‘Grappa of the Year’ and multiple medals at the prestigious China Wine Spirit Awards (CWSA).  The 2021 CWSAs attracted entries from the world’s most influential and esteemed vineyards and distilleries; and saw the largest number of entries for the competition (inContinue reading “Pietro Gallus Estate wins ‘Grappa of the Year’”

Home bar running low this lockdown? Try adding Corowa’s Dreaded Drop in to the mix!

Dreaded Drop is a special release of the best single cask in the Corowa Warehouse, selected by Master Distiller Beau Schilg. Volume 1 is a peated whisky matured in a single Chardonnay cask, and without travelling to the distillery, the only place you can taste this dram is at Whisky Loot. Established in 2010, CorowaContinue reading “Home bar running low this lockdown? Try adding Corowa’s Dreaded Drop in to the mix!”

Springhill Farm’s new Boozy* Slice brings extra bite to Negroni Week celebrations, 13–19 September

Australian-owned and second-generation family-run Springhill Farmhas cleverly transformed the ever-tempting flavours of the classic negroni cocktail into a new, sweet slice. In the definition of balance and simplicity, the punchy flavours of bitter orange, cinnamon and clove combine to create a decadent treat. In celebration of Negroni Week, 13–19 September 2021, Springhill Farm has partneredContinue reading “Springhill Farm’s new Boozy* Slice brings extra bite to Negroni Week celebrations, 13–19 September”

Rum Royale at the Regatta Hotel this Ekka Show Day

Tasting rums from around the world on 11th August Guests will ‘travel’ the globe tasting rums from around the world at the Regatta Hotel on Wednesday, 11th August with The Walrus Club’s Rum Royale event. A rum passport on arrival will allow guests to taste 12 samples of some of the world’s greatest rums, includingContinue reading “Rum Royale at the Regatta Hotel this Ekka Show Day”

Whiskey Worth Stealing?

Watch ‘Heist’… Then Taste It!  It’s 2015. Police officers are closing in on a property that “reeks of Bourbon”. Inside are found 200 bottles of the world’s most sought-after whiskey, a further five barrels of the good stuff and multiple firearms, including a pink rifle.  Sounds like something out of a TV show? Well … itContinue reading “Whiskey Worth Stealing?”

Entries open for 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA).  The ADSA is the largest national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits, liqueurs, and aromatics. RASV CEO Brad Jenkins is thrilled to have entries open for the 2021 AustralianContinue reading “Entries open for 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards”

Celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in style with this pick of the best Japanese Gin

Whilst we can’t travel to the Tokyo Olympics this year, we can celebrate them with a tipple of Japanese gin from the comfort of our own homes. Take a peek at Gin Loot’s pick of the best: KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin 700ml RRP$125.00Roughly translating to ‘The beauty of the seasons’, this is aContinue reading “Celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in style with this pick of the best Japanese Gin”

Whisky Loot launches Limited Edition Antique Collection

Australia’s best loved whisky subscription service Whisky Loot is partnering with iconic distillers, Buffalo Trace, to launch a series of Limited Edition Antique Collections. The Antique Collections have been designed to showcase the best of the best in American Bourbon and Rye. Masterfully crafted and carefully aged these juices display all that Kentucky whiskey hasContinue reading “Whisky Loot launches Limited Edition Antique Collection”

Regal Rogue launches an all local cocktail – The Australiano – on the tenth anniversary of Australia’s vermouth renaissance

Since its inception in June 2011, Regal Rogue has turned vermouth in Australia and around the world on its head, breaking the perception of how vermouth is enjoyed in both bars and at home. Now, as the brand salutes ten years of Australian vermouth, Regal Rogue announces a new cocktail – The Australiano – to celebrate Australia’sContinue reading “Regal Rogue launches an all local cocktail – The Australiano – on the tenth anniversary of Australia’s vermouth renaissance”

Gin Loot: The Ultimate Dry Martini Recipe

To celebrate Martini Day on 19th June, Ginloot.com’s Resident GINius and award-winning mixologist, Tim Laferla, shares his recipe to make the perfect Martini at home.  ‘The Martini is the most iconic cocktail on the face of the planet. It is deceptively simple in construction but difficult to master. Making a Martini is a lot likeContinue reading “Gin Loot: The Ultimate Dry Martini Recipe”

Whisky Loot: Why is Bourbon the ultimate winter warmer?

Bourbon is one of the best-known American whiskies and derives its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it originated. Whiskey production in the US first emerged when farmers found that corn and rye grew in abundance, and applied the same principles they had used with malted barley to their excess crop. The resulting Bourbon isContinue reading “Whisky Loot: Why is Bourbon the ultimate winter warmer?”

Whisky Loot × Starward Limited Edition Pack

Australia’s best-loved whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, has partnered with iconic Aussie distillers, Starward, creating their very own barrel select. Melbourne based, Starward makes whisky for a curious, food-obsessed generation; using red wine barrels to mature their whisky and sourcing all ingredients from just a day’s drive away from the distillery. Starward uses elemental maturationContinue reading “Whisky Loot × Starward Limited Edition Pack”

Spirits Soar! me&u reveals 400% increase in on-premise spirit sales post-COVID re-opening

me&u, Australia’s leading mobile ordering and payment platform, has revealed that spirits have experienced exponential growth over the past year, with sales at pubs and bars increasing by an astronomical 400% year on year from March 2020 to March 2021. According to the analysis, the most ordered spirits listed in popularity are vodka, gin, rumContinue reading “Spirits Soar! me&u reveals 400% increase in on-premise spirit sales post-COVID re-opening”

Gin Loot: Celebrate quarantine-free travel in the Trans-Tasman bubble with Scapegrace Gin

As the quarantine-free travel bubble launches between Australia and New Zealand with flights across the Tasman Sea, online alcohol subscription service Gin Loot is celebrating with a drop of the New Zealand gin Scapegrace. Scapegrace is a contemporary Kiwi juice from just outside Auckland. Made in a 19th-century John Dore pot still in very smallContinue reading “Gin Loot: Celebrate quarantine-free travel in the Trans-Tasman bubble with Scapegrace Gin”

Whisky Loot × Diageo 2020 Special Release Packs

The unveiling of Diageo’s Special Releases range is always one of the most eagerly awaited events in the whisky calendar. Diageo, by far the biggest player in Scotch whisky, own no less than 27 different whisky distilleries in Scotland. The Special Releases are an annual series where Diageo lifts the lid on its more secretiveContinue reading “Whisky Loot × Diageo 2020 Special Release Packs”

Celebrate a night of whisky and waves at Stokehouse

Stokehouse is joining forces with Melbourne’s iconic whisky distillery Starward to bring you a night of whisky and waves on Wednesday, 12 May. An innovator in the whisky world, Starward celebrates the city it was born in and pays homage to Melbourne’s casual brilliance by focusing exclusively on flavour and creating something that is fundamentallyContinue reading “Celebrate a night of whisky and waves at Stokehouse”

Whisky Loot Limited Edition Pappy Van Winkle Pack

Pappy Van Winkle is often regarded as the most premium Bourbon whiskey in the world. This incredibly rare, award-winning dram is so exclusive that few get to enjoy a drop of this juice. Australia’s most lovable whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, have got their hands on three of Pappy’s most iconic juices and are doingContinue reading “Whisky Loot Limited Edition Pappy Van Winkle Pack”

Melbourne’s Saint Felix distillery introduces new limited edition brandy

Distiller Xavier Nalty launches Cherry & Cacao Husk Brandy by Saint Felix. Saint Felix distillery introduces a limited edition brandy on 10th May 2021. With only 800 bottles available, the brandy is the first of Saint Felix’s limited release aged spirits and brandy collection. Master distiller and ex-chef of 20 years, Xavier Nalty created theContinue reading “Melbourne’s Saint Felix distillery introduces new limited edition brandy”

Award-winning Big River Distilling Co. launches bold new labels

Canberra-based distillery, Big River Distilling Co., has just unveiled new labels for its award-winning gins and vodka. Founded in 2017 by former winemaker and nuclear physicist Clyde Morton, Big River has grown a loyal following across Australia for its expertly crafted spirits. With a Distillery Door based at the Dairy Rd precinct in Fyshwick, BigContinue reading “Award-winning Big River Distilling Co. launches bold new labels”

Smirnoff Seltzer to launch Mango this March

Australia’s number #1 Seltzer brand expands its range of flavours.  After taking Australia by storm this summer, Australia’s number one Seltzer brand1 Smirnoff Seltzer has introduced a fourth flavour to its popular line-up with Mango available in liquor stores nationwide from 22nd March 2021. Fruity in flavour and refreshing in taste, Smirnoff Seltzer Mango boastsContinue reading “Smirnoff Seltzer to launch Mango this March”

World Vermouth Day | 21 March

If you are celebrating World Vermouth Day this Sunday, you may want to ‘support local’ and consider some homegrown offerings. Aussie brands Regal Rogue and Unico Zelo both offer unique, environmentally conscious vermouths that would make a great addition to any home bar cart. Regal RogueFounded by Mark Ward in 2011, Regal Rogue is committedContinue reading “World Vermouth Day | 21 March”

Anther Gin × Estelle

In a celebration of local flavours and Australian produce, Anther Gin is launching their yearly limited-edition Cherry Gin with a tasting and special set menu at Northcote neighbourhood favourite Estelle on Friday, 26 March.   The evening will begin in the leafy courtyard with a tasting of Anther’s award-winning gins, followed by a bespoke three-courseContinue reading “Anther Gin × Estelle”

Q&A with Julian Izzillo, deVine Food and Wine

deVine Food and Wine is renowned for having one of the most comprehensive Amaro collections in the Southern Hemisphere, not to mention an award winning wine list, supporting a very accomplished menu that focusses on produce and flavour driven dishes that aim to please. All this is delivered with old school hospitality, leaving the dinerContinue reading “Q&A with Julian Izzillo, deVine Food and Wine”

Coming Soon: Arbory Afloat × Four Pillars Beach House Gin limited bottle release

For the first time ever, the must-have pink gin of the summer will be available for purchase to enjoy in your own home.  Melbourne’s largest outdoor floating bar and restaurant Arbory Afloat, and two-time awarded International Gin Producer of the Year, Yarra Valley distillery Four Pillars, have come together again to craft an exclusive pinkContinue reading “Coming Soon: Arbory Afloat × Four Pillars Beach House Gin limited bottle release”

Smirnoff Seltzer and Lime Cordiale present ‘Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard’

It’s the festival you’ve been dreaming of all year – and one of the stages could be your own backyard. Dust off the fairy lights and crack out the esky! This summer’s must-have drink Smirnoff Seltzer and Australia’s hottest duo Lime Cordiale are joining forces to kick-start vacay season and bring the festival feeling to backyardsContinue reading “Smirnoff Seltzer and Lime Cordiale present ‘Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard’”

Good Spirits – an online store dedicated to the craft of bottled cocktails and Australian spirits, launching 10th November

The best of Australia’s spirits and cocktails, enjoyed at home. From the creators of the Melbourne Cocktail Festival comes Good Spirits – an online bottled cocktail and Australian spirits store, stocking Australia’s best cocktails and launching nationally on 10th November. Good Spirits will provide access for a national audience to some of Australia’s finest cocktail barsContinue reading “Good Spirits – an online store dedicated to the craft of bottled cocktails and Australian spirits, launching 10th November”

The new Smirnoff Seltzer range has officially hit Australian shores

The newSmirnoff Seltzer range has hit Australian shores just in time for summer. Fruity in flavour and refreshing in taste, Smirnoff Seltzer is the latest innovation from the world’s number one vodka and is set to be this year’s Aussie summer staple.  Boasting zero sugar, low calorie (70 calories per serve) and gluten-free credentials, SmirnoffContinue reading “The new Smirnoff Seltzer range has officially hit Australian shores”