Here's part three in an eight part series profiling some of Melbourne’s top bartenders, What Women Drink. Today, meet Trish Brew from Gin Palace.
"Consumers are wanting to find a unique spirit or drink now, they want to be taken on a journey from the initial brewing stage to the final stage of having the beverage in their hand, and that’s something we strive to achieve." Codie Palmer from Illegal Tender Rum Co talks about the rise of craft spirits in Australia.
Here's part two in an eight part series profiling some of Melbourne’s top bartenders, What Women Drink. Today, meet Cennon Hanson from Bad Frankie.
Welcome to the first in an eight part series profiling some of Melbourne's top bartenders, What Women Drink. Today, meet Hannah Lawson, from Loretta's Bar.
Master Alchemist and Ironbark Distillery Director is Reg Papps who opened the distillery with his wife Greta just three years ago. Their vision is to produce high-end spirits with a distinctly Australian twist. Reg honed his craft over a career spanning 26 years in industrial distillation, but when he was made redundant from Shell, he took the opportunity to transfer the skills learned to a much smaller scale and Ironbark Distillery was born.
"People often think that once you have created a recipe that’s it – you can sit back and it’s easily replicated day in day out. I wish it were so!" says Lesley Gracie, Hendrick's master distiller. Find out what she looks for in their botanicals.
What would a tasting be without a bit of education thrown in? The Indie Spirits Tasting Perth promises a line-up of talks about the hottest topics in the bar industry. Everything from tips on investing in Whisky on the stock market to the lowdown on the great gin explosion, hosted by Australian Bartender magazine editor, Sam Bygrave.
"It won’t be long until craft distilleries join the ranks of breweries/brew pubs - one will always be within a 30 minute commute!" Applewood's Brendan Carter is excited about the boom in craft distilleries, likening it to the boom in craft brewing in the noughties.
After opening The Lobo Plantation, Jared Merlino and has since opened Kittyhawk and Big Poppa’s — and now has three Sydney venues kicking goals despite the doom and gloom of the lockout era. Sam Bygrave sat down with him to talk about how he got to be where he is today.