Month: November 2013

Here’s 5 amazing aged rums that have passed the Blind Tasting test

This month Australian Bartender takes the Blind Tasting on the road, and we rallied the panel — including Enrique’s School for Bullfighting’s James Connolly, Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth’s David Nguyen-Luu and Tim Wastell, Five Bar’s Andy McIntyre, Bobeche’s Joe Sinagra, Luxe Bar’s Simon Hough and from our host bar, Varnish on King, Tim Sponberg — for a tasting of aged rum.

5 great gin cocktails you should know

Could gin be the quintessential cocktailing spirit? And which gin drinks should you have in your repertoire? We asked some of Australia’s best bartenders what they thought.

First Look: go inside new Sydney mezcal bar, Mr Moustache

We recently brought you the news that mezcal looks set to be the hit of the summer with the opening of Mr Moustache on Hall Street in Bondi, and at the weekend they opened their doors to the public. Australian Bartender popped by to take a look at what owners Regina Bueno Ros and Bildo Saravia have put together.

Sydney’s first small bar relaunches this week

Tatler can plausibly lay claim to a couple of Sydney firsts — it was perhaps the first Sydney small bar, and it enjoyed a reputation for being the most exclusive bar in Sydney with its clientele of regulars drawn from Sydney’s music, media and arts in-crowd.