"That's been one of the major problems with mezcal — people don't understand it's value," Alex Dowd says. "People don't understand that an unaged spirit at approximately 50% ABV — or higher — is a super-premium product. "
In March 2017 for the first time ever, Southern Comfort will bring the soulful and vibrant spirit of New Orleans to Australia as part of the inaugural Southern Carnival.
"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
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.
March is approaching, and that means Irish whiskey is going to be a pouring, particularly on St Patrick's Day. To celebrate the week of St Paddy's, though, Sydney The Wild Rover is kicking things off with an Irish Whiskey Fair — and it's all for a good cause.
Perth operators have come together to get Thursday nights in the Perth CBD and Northbridge happening, with the Let's Thursday Like It's Friday campaign.
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.
Come and witness what all the hype is about at The Perfect Blend 2nd Cocktail competition.