Month: February 2017

Canefire Rum: built over a decade and two generations

” It took us over a decade and two generations to simply establish our credibility and professionalism as independent distillers. With the emergence of many more craft operators the market has received a heap of attention which has brought more people away from the standard mainstream imported brands to try our products and those of our peers,” says Ryan Passmore, from the Kimberley Rum Company.

What does a bar reviewer look for?

We know that a bad review can make or break a bar. But how does the process work? What does a bar reviewer look for? We put these questions and more to the well-regarded freelance food and drink writer – and critic — Max Veenhuyzen, to learn how a critic thinks.

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Rachael Hand, House of Correction.

Meet Rachael Hand, one half of the duo behind What Women Drink

You may have noticed that over the last week or so we’ve been profiling some of Melbourne’s best bartenders, in the series What Women Drink. Well today, for part six in the eight part series, we’re hearing from Rachael Hand of House of Correction.

Hamish Goonetilleke on the journey from bar owning to booze-making

“For us it’s been a very organic process – having the bar in fitzroy, The Rum Diary Bar, we’ve always created our own house products such as ginger beer and a spiced rum. The popularity of the rum kept growing over the years, so we kept tweaking and improving it, as time went on people kept asking to buy it for home, so we increased production and started selling it to customers and then into other bars,” says Hamish Goonetilleke the man behind Rum Diary Spiced Rum

Largest line-up of Indie brands rolls into Perth in 3 weeks

This is not just your run-of-the-mill tradeshow. The Indie Spirits Tasting is unique in that it’s solely for small, independent brands that are not stocked on every backbar or in every bottleshop. Come along and find something new to show off to your friends or maybe even add it to the menu in your bar. All of the exhibitors at the event will be sampling a handful of brands with many of the distilleries bringing along their master distillers to chat about their products.