What’s it like to be one of the country’s most in-demand producers? Brendan and Laura Carter are the pair behind both Unico Zelo — a wine label impressing many wine-appreciating bartender — and Applewood Distillery. Here, and lightly edited for clarity, is what a typical day in the life of Brendan is like.
As is often the way, pinning down a classic cocktail's origin can be difficult, and so it is with the Southside.
Melbourne bar Black Pearl is in the final four in two categories: Best International Bar Team, and Best International Cocktail Bar, whilst Sydney bar The Baxter Inn is in the final four for Best High Volume International Cocktail Bar.
Jacob Cohen from Three Wolves in Cairns, Queensland, has taken out the National title at the inaugural Southern Comfort Travelling Tales Cocktail Competition with his unique Southern Comfort and beer cocktail, The Bootlegger.
Mjølner made waves when it opened back in March, what with its whole animal cooking, the viking accoutrements, its focus on whisky and some banging cocktails. Overseeing the restaurant and bar is venue manager Alexandra Dahlenburg, whom we first met when she ran Sydney bar Grain (and who steered them to a win for Hotel Bar of the Year at the Bar Awards last year). Here, she talks about the change from the hotel world to Speakeasy Group, her love of whisky, and what you ought to expect on your first night for a new bar.
Whearty has built an international reputation for himself and his bar, which, we’re confident to say, looks unlike any other bar in the world. Whearty’s approach and drinks are innovative, earning Operation Dagger a spot at number 21 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list and taking out the title of Singapore’s most creative bar at the 2016 Singapore Bar Awards. Here, he talks to Sam Bygrave about creativity, the drink-making process, and the ideas underpinning Operation Dagger.
Perth bar operator Andy Freeman — the guy behind the award-winning Perth whiskey bar Varnish on King and The Flour Factory — is opening the new Perth CBD tequila bar, Caballitos in July.
Ahead of their 4th birthday bash on June 20, The Lobo Plantation is running a menu that features drinks from past and present bartenders.
Of all the gin joints in all of the world, you'll want to walk into these ones. Our panel of globe-trotting gin lovers give us the world's best gin bars.
With two weeks til entries close, it’s time to film your Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge entry (it’s easy, too)
At stake, a sweet $10,000 for the national winner, who will then go on to Trinidad to compete against the best in the world at the Global Finals held in February 2018 during Carnevale.