With the latest gin creation Rutte Celery Gin, the Dutch distillery’s loving attention to detail down to the last ingredient becomes quite apparent. The refinement of gin with aromatic celery and cardamom demonstrates high distillation expertise and creativity without neglecting treasured traditions. Celery was already used by the founder Simon Rutte as an ingredient, so it has its say in the Old Simon Genever, too.
Mikey Lowe looks at the difficulties Australia's first brewers faced, how they overcame them, and how the craft revolution got started.
Made by Hawke's Brewing Co, the popular PM is the face of the new beer, which is now available on tap in limited release.
Campari Australia is excited about introducing their new line of small batch 1757 Cinzano vermouths. Brand Ambassador Daniele Pirotta has a chat with Sergio Cocito, head of the Vermouth and Sparkling Wine division for the Cinzano Brand over in the Novi Ligure Plant (Piemonte, Italy) to find out a bit more about this amazing liquid and who’s behind its creation.
What began in 1872 in the back room of the founder Simon Rutte in Dordrecht near Rotterdam, carries on magnificently today: the distillation of superb juniper based spirits.
Jörg Meyer, multiple award-winning bar owner of Le Lion – Bar de Paris in Hamburg and inventor of the "Gin Basil Smash," uses Rutte Dry Gin and Rutte Celery Gin for his very popular international drink. The interplay of sweetness and acidity in the Basil Smash is refined by a piquant note of basil and crowned with the corresponding Rutte Gin.
Gin is everywhere at the moment. In Australia alone, there's upwards of 80 craft gins that are being made locally and appearing on back bars across the country.
The only gin finalist in the world’s "Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient" category at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 is now available in Australia.
It's St Patrick's Day today, and that means there'll be plenty of Guinness drinking going on. But an increasingly common ingredient to Paddy's Day is Irish whiskey — here's some fast facts about what Irish whiskey is, a chat with someone who makes the stuff themselves, and six tidy bottlings to get stuck into.