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My Top 5 Favourite Australian Whiskies

  If you’re like me and love to drink a whisky or seven, then you’re probably aware that Australia is coming up with some world class stuff at the moment. Several of our homegrown distilleries have won a number of internationally coveted ...

Mixology Monday 108 – Swizzle!

Now Mixology Monday is an awesome bit of internet mixology. People from around the world follow a monthly theme and make up a drink on a designated Monday and it's all shared through the blog-o-sphere.   It's a great excuse to try ...

Pisco – Introducing Peru’s Favourite Spirit

In the last year or so we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the popularity of the pisco category, not only within professional circles but also amongst the general public. This is largely due to the growing trend of people ordering more savoury, sour ...

Fear and Loathing in Lagavulin (Part One)

We're standing amongst the ruins of Finlaggan Castle, once the much exulted Council of The Isles, on the Island of Islay off Scotland's West Coast. This was the seat of power for the rulers of this area for centuries. Despite having had overlords ...

Growing Up Gin

As a self confessed food and drink geek with a love of history, I find anything tasty with an interesting story behind it all the more intriguing. Everything about the history of gin, as we know it today, from its origins in seventeenth century ...

Podcast – Brewie, iKegger, Beer-wank and Vagina Beer

In this episode we discuss the Brewie home brewing system, iKegger's uses beyond carrying beer, how some wanker believes going back to 90's style branding will be less wankery than going all hipster and announcing the worst thing to hit brewing in ...

Using Coffee in Cocktails – The Espresso Martini is Getting Tired…

It’s no secret that we Australians - Melbournians in particular - are hypnotised by both coffee and alcohol at the moment. Specialty coffee and craft cocktails are becoming ever more complex and innovative, with a simple cup of coffee or ...

Mixology Monday 107 – Burden of Proof

That's right is Mixology Monday again... or as I know it "oh shit, oh shit, oh shit it's Sunday afternoon and I promised I'd do Mixology Monday this month." If you haven't done a MxMo before, or have no idea what I'm talking about then head ...

What is a Growler

Growlers are the defining product that turns a liquor store into a trendy, hipster venue worth purchasing from, but what is a growler? In the growler podcast episode Leigh would have you think that it's just a re-invented bottle. Which is kind of ...

Rums You Have to Try

Australia's growing premium rum market is finally starting to deliver some of the best rums in the world. I don't just mean Australian rums alone either, importers like the boys at Quittin' Time (podcast episode) are making the best rums from around ...