Rye July whisky series returns to The Glenmore this July (Sydney)

This July, The Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks will host its fourth annual Rye July whisky celebration series. It boasts being a series of events for seasoned whisky-lovers and those looking to move up the ranks to a connoisseur. Two events over July are currently planned to tempt you away from those Dry July ambitions – Night of Whiskies and a Johnnie Walker Whisky Dinner.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: in conversation with Southern Comfort’s national cocktail champion Jacob Cohen

Cairns bartender Jacob Cohen has recently won the Southern Comfort Traveling Tales cocktail competition. It consisted of numerous rounds around the nation before the Finals held at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo, Sydney. Jacob has a chat to us before he sets off to New Orleans to experience his first-place prize as well as the story and ingredients behind his winning cocktail – The Bootlegger.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Metaxa 12 Stars is an exploration of fruits, flowers, chocolate and Greece

As I board his Antarctic ice-breaking yacht that is docked in Sydney Harbour, Metaxa Ambassador and modern-day explorer Mike Horn is sitting in a spacious circular lounge area in the hull of his yacht fresh from a solo-crossing of Antarctica. Next to him is Metaxa Master Distiller Costas Raptis and behind them, through 180 degree windows, the top of the Sydney Opera House reaches over the trees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s an incredible view, and just like Metaxa’s newest release – Metaxa 12 Stars – despite appearing almost elitist and exclusive at first, the environment would soon become a setting of comfort, enjoyment and charm.... Read More | Share it now!

A Night with the Nail: Drambuie is bringing a five-week bar experience to Brisbane this June

Scotch Whisky Liqueur brand Drambuie is celebrating the revival of its most renowned cocktail, The Rusty Nail,  with a five-week bar experience called ‘A Night with the Nail’. The pop up follows success in other Australian cities, highlighting one of the most iconic whisky cocktails and how the simply beautiful recipe has stood the test of time.... Read More | Share it now!

The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival: a refreshing and accessible world-away experience

Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs so we spent three days experiencing the region, the tastes and the people to try and pull out a few highlights, each highlighting Hunter Valley as a refreshing and otherworldly weekend option to Sydney-life.... Read More | Share it now!

Hendrick’s Gin announces The Awakening warehouse experience (Sydney)

Hendrick’s Gin is partnering with Sydney’s Siren Theatre Co to create an hour-long warehouse experience that is intriguingly light on details this June. This “journey”, as they are calling it, promises to delight your body, mind, instincts, emotions and reactions through a series of unexpected scenarios. Not to mention each ticket comes with a series of cocktails to indulge on during whilst you are “awakened”.... Read More | Share it now!