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!
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!
With the second Guardians of the Galaxy not too far away Marvel have partnered with beloved party-style Doritos to launch some very oddly coloured limited edition chips, going by the name of Doritos Supernova. The snack has now landed in shelves across the country, bringing with it a flavour description that promises a zesty blast of lime dusted with volcanic black pepper.... Read More | Share it now!
Now that they’re very well established and have a high repute behind them, awarded Australian coffee liqueur Mr Black have once again teaming up with the legendary Campos Speciality Roasters for a special collaboration brew, their second in less than a year. In December of last year we took a look at the first collaboration between the two brands – which is still very much in high demand, or so I’m told; now they have gone and taken this whole thing to the next level, sourcing what is currently the most highly sought after coffee bean in the world – Panama Geisha – to create a premium edition Mr Black that will be very limited in availability. We got to try some at a recent event held at Neil Perry’s famous Rockpool Est. 1989 – one of the last brunches ever for the iconic restaurant, before they close and re-open as Eleven Bridge.... Read More | Share it now!
Australia meets Madrid with the first release from Four Pillars in their new concept ‘Distiller Series’, which focuses on capturing the best of both worlds, resulting in what they are calling Cousin Vera’s Gin. The Australian-Spanish Gin comes several months after close collaboration between Four Pillars and the Santamania distillery, making use of various fresh Spanish produce such as rosemary, olive leaf, and white pepper with Aussie botanicals.... Read More | Share it now!
Havaianas have teamed up with awarded artisanal gelato maker Gelatissimo for a little beach-side pop-up this January, inspiring two new Brazilian flavours to be offered for one month only across Australian Gelatissimo’s stores, including a tasting session Bondi Beach this weekend.... Read More | Share it now!
Instantly recognisable Australian brand Bundaberg have continued their well-received The Master Distillers’ Collective series this year with the release of the very shiny, very luscious looking MDC Blenders Edition 2015, sticking to a commitment for experimenting with some of the distillery’s richest and rarest rum reserves to see how far they can take the classic Dark Rum.... Read More | Share it now!
Black Hops III Midnight Pale Ale is a very limited edition brew created by QLD’s Black Hops Brewing in collaboration with the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It may seem weird at first, almost sacrilegious, to use a craft beer to market one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time, but Black Hops Brewing have obviously put a lot of care into this project.... Read More | Share it now!