Reviews

10 Must-Have Bits of Kit for All Bars

When talking about must-have bar equipment this pretty obvious listicle shouldn't even be necessary right? Wrong, most bars and restaurants are still cocking up some of the most basic items their bartenders need. All these items save time, money and ...

Fear and Loathing in Lagavulin Pt 2 – Bruichladdich B*tches

If you missed Part One - Check out Feat and Loathing in Lagavulin Pt 1 What happened? I blacked out. I think I was meant to post this last week, or last month, or something. Anyway, Islay, part two. I've just awoken in a top bunk at the Port ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Barons Choice

Sierra Nevada Torpedo – a Must Have Beer

"Why are craft beers so bitter?" Asked the guy in thongs and a t-shirt. "Yeah, I mean I want to enjoy them but they all seem to taste like arse." This from the one in a sharp suit, slick hair and a watch that could be used as a diver's weight ...

The Best Spiced Rum Ever

Spiced rum is insanely popular right now, replacing Jägermeister as the frat boy's hit of choice with old brands reviving dead markets and new brands opening up everywhere. What makes a good spiced rum though?   First off let's just drop ...

The Best Rum in Australia?

The boys from Quittin' Time are passionate about a lot of things; family, working for yourself, doing what you love and most importantly: RUM! They are the people responsible for bringing the World's Best Rum and the most awarded rum in history; El ...

Is Mezcal Better than Tequila?

Is mezcal better than tequila? Isn't tequila the better one? Doesn't tequila have a worm? Hold on doesn't mezcal have the worm? Is any of this important? My love for tequila and mezcal is boundless, I've been writing, drinking and running ...