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!

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke launches Hawke’s Brewing Co. lager

Bob Hawke, former Australian Prime Minister, has announced to opening of his very own beer brand, putting his name to the new Hawke’s Brewing Co., a Port Melbourne brewery founded by locals Nathan Lennon and David Gibson, brew. To celebrate, they’ll be rolling out their very first product, a Hawke’s Lager, across several iconic Sydney venues from today, April 6th. ... Read More | Share it now!

White Rabbit Brewery have released a Pana Chocolate stout for Easter

One of our favourite craft breweries here over at the AU is the consistent and imaginative White Rabbit. The sister brewery to Little Creatures, both occupying the same space in Geelong, have impressed with recent experiments like their red wine infused craft beer, so it stands to reason that this latest release is going to go down a treat. It’s a chocolate stout that’s been released just in a time for the Easter period, sticking to the brewery’s “Fermentation with Imagination” tag by partnering up with Pana Chocolate to make good use of their cacao. ... Read More | Share it now!

There’s a new Australian gin made entirely from botanicals grown in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden

Gin: one of the most adaptable and customisable spirits in existence, drawing on various botanicals for vastly different flavour profiles. The art of crafting gin has been used to connect different expressions to different times, places and cities, and the latest release in Australia’s ever-growing artisan Gin scene is anchoring it in the most Sydney way possible. Distillery Botanica Gin has honoured a recent partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to create a limited edition expression, the Rather Royal Gin, making use of botanicals grown in luscious Garden itself. ... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose Distilling Co to set sail with new P&O Cruises partnership

Sydney spirit heavy hitters Archie Rose Distilling Co have scored a big partnership with P&O Cruises. As of this June, the awarded distiller will climb on board and watch their spirits infuse the many flavours on offer at Pacific Explorer’s dedicated cocktail bar The Bonded Store. The forthcoming 77,000 tonne superliner (which is currently sailing as Dawn Princess with sister line Princess Cruises) will be using Archie Rose’s handcrafted spirits in each and every one of their creations to ensure guests are well taken care of.... Read More | Share it now!

Esprit de Figues: world’s first fresh fig liqueur launches in Australia

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!