Month: September 2013

Here’s six world whiskies worth rating

Whisky — whether there’s an ‘e’ in the spelling or not — doesn’t lend itself to easy categorising. We assembled an array of expressions for the experienced palates of Mike Enright, Tim Philips, Cass Hill and Will Oxenham at Enright’s newly opened York Street bar, The Barber Shop.

Are you a mixologist or a bartender?

Mixologist. It’s the term all ‘true’ bartenders love to hate. Many even delight in ridiculing those who dare hold themselves in such a pompous regard. My opinion on this argument has always been slightly more controversial…

The return of real American beer

American craft beer is thriving, but it wasn’t always that way.

“There is an entire generation of drinkers who are too young to remember the beer world in the US before craft beer, but in a word, it was a bit of a wasteland.”

Australian Bar Awards are on tonight!

Tonight 500 bar professionals from around Australia will descend upon Doltone House for the 13th annual Australian Bar Awards, presented by Bartender magazine.

And what a night we have in store! With pre-drinks presented by the lovely fellas from Trolley’d Bars, fussy bar industry personnel will enjoy sunset drinks on the deck, sipping on Cuba Libras, Penicillins, Manahattans, Tommy’s Margaritas and Gimlets. It looks set to be an amazing shindig.