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.
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.
"You should be able to trust that what you are being led to believe is in the bottle is in the bottle, whether it be vodka, gin or whisky. And I felt that the customer deserved a truly crafted spirit." This is what inspired Desiree Whitaker to start Cardrona Distillery.
"It took three years to research and cut through the red tape. We did hundreds of small test distillations before deciding on the final recipe." Here's how Four Pillars Gin got started.
No longer just a job to get you by, bartending can open up a wide range options for career development these days — working with brands, consulting for bars, presenting, starting your own brand and more. But on...
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.
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.)
What is pisco? Put simply, pisco is a grape spirit that comes from either Peru or Chile. And, of course, both nations think that theirs is the best.
To kick off the New Year, we're taking a look at new drinks lists for some menu inspiration — and we're liking what we see at Maybe Mae: closed-loop techniques, fino sherry, mezcal honey and more.
Del Maguey brings you a special limited edition from their Vino De Mezcal series made in lush, remote San Luis Del Rio: Del Maguey Madrecuixe Mezcal.