Crafted from age-old French techniques, Esprit de Figues has been perking interest around the world from the fact that it’s the very first true fresh fig liqueur to be made. It didn’t take long for demand to bring it to Australia either, as now anyone is able to buy themselves a bottle of the rich French liqueur that is said to highlight the earthly delights of full-flavoured and fresh figs, infused into the liquid by artisan distillers at a 150 year old distillery in Burgundy.... Read More | Share it now!
With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s just a collaboration from Newtown icons Young Henrys and Brissy lads Dune Rats, releasing ahead of the band’s forthcoming 11-date tour. It’s the result of a cheeky bet made by the Young Henrys crew who promised Dune Rats they’d let them toil around in their beer labs if the lads’ new album hit number one on the ARIA charts. It did; they did.... Read More | Share it now!
It ain’t all about whisky and cider down in Tasmania. New local distillery Southern Wild have dove into the domestic market in a big way, making a splash with a range of gins named after the two wild rivers which run from the snowmelt of Cradle Mountain through the hinterland to the pristine coast of Tasmania’s northwest. Dasher + Fisher is the new range, and it’s not just the name which echoes nature, but the botanicals used to bring these flavour profiles to life. ... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. are always into something new, but this latest collaboration is a bit different for them, paying homage to native Japanese ingredients with a new gin collaboration. The partnership has the Archie Rose crew teaming up with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi, resulting in an expression they are calling Horisumi Autumn. ... Read More | Share it now!
Rogue Society, a highly regarded and versatile artisan dry gin coming out of New Zealand, has recently made it’s Australian debut, travelling across the ditch to bring the ever-growing domestic market something refreshingly classic yet modernised for contemporary trends. ... Read More | Share it now!
“Nothing articulates love like a bottle of super-premium gin packaged with a cucumber and a rose”. At least that’s what Hendrick’s Gin are banking on by collaborating with Dan Murphy’s to bring Australia some very limited edition (there’s are only 500 packs available across Australia) love this Valentine’s Day. ... Read More | Share it now!
In a delightful – and possibly delicious – collaboration, music trio Major Lazer and rum manufacturer Bacardi will begin a year-long partnership to launch The Sound of Rum, which will focus on multimedia events and experiences, unique music offerings and the development of a batch of limited-edition Bacardi rum.... Read More | Share it now!
2016 has been a big step forward for Jameson, especially seeing as this year saw them unveil a whole new family of expressions celebrating the heritage and craft that swirls around the hugely popular Irish blend. Their whiskeys have always been greatly received around the world so watching them push their Whiskey Maker’s adventurous range into the Australian market has been exciting. The series, which includes the very popular Caskmates, which is Jameson that’s been aged in craft Irish stout barrels, and the Black Barrel, Irish whiskey matured in double-charred bourbon barrels, has given us several news perspectives on the brand. For this edition of On the Shelf we’re taking a look at what we feel is one of the unmissable highlights of the new range, a whiskey which was overseen by Jameson’s Master Cooper Ger Buckley going by the name of Cooper’s Croze.... Read More | Share it now!
Celebrity-owned spirits are often met with cynicism, especially since there are so many of them in market nowadays. They sell though, penetrating the market quite impressively, and ever since Puff Daddy saw some incredible success with Ciroc it seems every month we’re hearing about big names attached to different spirits. Most seem just a quick way to anchor another steady stream of income, but that doesn’t apply to George Clooney and co-ownership of Casamigos Tequila. Of course, none of this speaks for whether or not Casamigos is a Tequila brand that justifies the hype surrounding it, but evidently this isn’t a tacky cash grab by the veteran actor or his partners, co-founder Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman.... Read More | Share it now!
Rosebery precinct Saporium has just welcomed a new artisan bottle shop going by the name of The Drink Hive, a new offering from two industry experts, that is Mal Higgs and Gregoire Bertaud, with designs on changing the way we buy alcohol through sustainable practices and through working with local artisan alcohol brands. This means that The Drink Hive’s stock will be across a range of hand-selected boutique brands and that the space will feature Sydney-first refillable beer and wine stations, encouraging people to recycle their old bottles and reduce their impact on the environment. ... Read More | Share it now!