Hamish Goonetilleke. Image Supplied.

Hamish Goonetilleke on the journey from bar owning to booze-making

"For us it's been a very organic process - having the bar in fitzroy, The Rum Diary Bar, we've always created our own house products such as ginger beer and a spiced rum. The popularity of the rum kept growing over the years, so we kept tweaking and improving it, as time went on people kept asking to buy it for home, so we increased production and started selling it to customers and then into other bars," says Hamish Goonetilleke the man behind Rum Diary Spiced Rum
Indie Spirits Tasting

Largest line-up of Indie brands rolls into Perth in 3 weeks

This is not just your run-of-the-mill tradeshow. The Indie Spirits Tasting is unique in that it's solely for small, independent brands that are not stocked on every backbar or in every bottleshop. Come along and find something new to show off to your friends or maybe even add it to the menu in your bar. All of the exhibitors at the event will be sampling a handful of brands with many of the distilleries bringing along their master distillers to chat about their products.

The Perfect Blend State Finals are here

You’re invited to witness an evening of awe-inspiring talent as our finalists go head to head in their respective categories presenting their original ‘Whiskey of the world’ cocktails.
Toby Marshall (left), and Sam Egerton

Have a look at The Blends of the World masterclass video

The Blends of the World Masterclass series will kick off its national tour next week. The first module for 2017 is hosted by Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall – the extremely forward thinking and talented duo behind the much hyped Sydney venue Charlie Parker’s.