And as a way of helping producers to benchmark their products and reward those who are making world-beating spirits, the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards are back for a fourth year in 2017, with entries open now.
Bartender Tom Egerton goes on the trail of Charles H. Baker Jr in Hong Kong — cue the humidity, the hangovers, and impromptu parties at 7-11.
Trends for 2017, a voodoo high priest, and tips for making 2017 the year in which your goals come alive, in the first Tales of the Cocktail podcast.
We are big fans of the Perth bar scene, so we're stoked to be taking the Indie Spirits Tasting to Perth for the first time in March 2017.
PS40 is unique in that their designer, Livia Lima is also onboard as the creative director. “Brands and products, they usually have a creative director, but it’s not something that bars have normally,” she says.
Bartender Celia Schoonraad was born in South Africa, got her start behind bars in New Zealand, before moving to Melbourne, Sydney, London and then a stint working for Gonzalez Byass across Europe, before heading to LA. She was in Sydney late last year working a two month stint at PS40, and here, she tells us about the joys of the travelling bartender.
Silverlake Social is a new Melbourne bar comes from the brothers behind The White Oaks Saloon, Thomas and Nicholas Welch, and Byron Barrowclough.
What is rauchbier? It's one of the most interesting lagers, rauchbier is also the most opinion-dividing. (Rauch means smoke, just by the by.)
Sam Bygrave speaks to Steve Schneider about making the move from bartender to bar owner, and finds out what was involved in opening Employees Only Singapore.