White Rabbit White Ale named best beer in Australia for 2017

It’s not much of a surprise when we hear that Australia’s beloved White Rabbit makes a dent in the overseas market; the constantly creative and playful brewers have put out some of the best released in the past few years – not to mention their epic twin-brewery in Geelong with Little Creatures. Though this news deserves to be celebrated: White Rabbit White Ale has been named Champion Australian Beer and Best Wheat Beer (Gold Medal) at the recent Australian International Beer Awards, a competition which attracted more than 1,700 entries from over 320 breweries in 36 countries.... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose release Japanese inspired gin fused with Tasmanian kombu, Fuji apples and sencha

Earlier this year we brought you news of a neat new collaboration between Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi. The partnership gave rise to a new series of four rare Japanese inspired gins, the first of which was Horisumi Autumn with a very curious infusion of red miso, sesame seed, and sancho pepper. Now the second release in that series has arrived, continuing to pay homage to the seasons with the name of Horisumi Winter, a gin promising the familiar “scents and emotions” of the colder months.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Little Ceatures burn bright with the Fire Falcon Hoppy Red

the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look forward to, and there’s a whole bunch of food and wine festivals popping up over the next few months. Then you’ve got stalwarts like Little Creatures who have just launched a new Winter brew, adding to the successful Seasonal Release series with Fire Falcon Hoppy Red.... Read More | Share it now!

Four Pillars are bringing back their epic Bloody Shiraz Gin this June

The fine folk behind Four Pillars have just announced that this year they’ll be bringing back their phenomenal Bloody Shiraz Gin, which last year completely sold out just four months after it was released. To satisfy demand, the gin distillery will be producing even more bottles of the epic gin-wine combo, which takes Four Pillars’ exceptional gin and blends with it with flavour-rich shiraz grapes (that’s about the most simple description possible, but you get the idea).... Read More | Share it now!

John Walker & Sons release super premium whisky Mastery of Oak in Australia

Just in time for World Whisky Day (20th May), the prestigious John Walker & Sons series has launched their 2017 private collection in Australia. The high-end series of blended scotch whiskies by Master Blender Jim Beveridge has revealed a limited release of 5,588 individually numbered decanters in this fourth release of an ongoing series that highlights the dedication and innovation of the blenders behind the higher-end arm of Johnnie Walker, allowing the iconic whisky brand to dig into their rarest blends.... Read More | Share it now!

James Boag release a limited edition “fine dining” beer to Australia’s top restaurants

For the next few months a selection of hatted restaurants across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania will be offering a very limited edition and Australian-first beer range from James Boag. Titled the “James Boag Epicurean”, the new premium range has been brewed especially for food pairings in fine dining restaurants, the result of extensive research in collaboration with renowned chef, Aria’s Matt Moran and awarded sommelier Matt Dunne. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Think Spirits brings the world its very first fresh fig liqueur with Esprit de Figues

“Creating a fig liqueur had never been done before”, tells Patrick Borg of Think Spirits, a renowned Australian liquor distribution company which has recently released an unprecedented fruit liqueur, Esprit de Figues, that is fast rising to the very top of the wish lists of discerning drinkers and bartenders alike. Yep, it’s a genuine fresh fig liqueur, made from handpicked Violette de Bourdeaux Figs and bottled at a 150 year old distillery located in the lush grounds of Burgundy, France.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: nine-times distilled, Small Mouth Vodka makes good use of organic Australian ingredients

Two years ago, founders Chris Payton and Rohan Rivett attracted a lot of attention to their Small Mouth Vodka. The 100% Australian made organic Vodka picked up both a Gold Medal and a Master Medal, the top accolade, in the “Smooth” category at the 2015 Vodka Masters in London, putting this artisan Vodka on the map and perking interest from those around the world who consider themselves aficionados of fine spirits.... Read More | Share it now!