With Sydney Bar Week just a couple weeks away, we’re stoked to announce that the Idiot Savant Prizes is back for another year.
Month: August 2017
Here’s the killer stats: there’ll be more than 150 brands available to taste, from 46 suppliers, and it’s also as large a gathering of Australian distilleries as you’re likely to find — there’s 26 Australian distilleries that will be represented on the day.
Ambassadors have an enviable gig: they get to talk booze with bartenders for a living, travelling all the while, and racking up the frequent flyer status points along the way. We’ve asked some of the country’s best brand ambassadors for tips on how you too can join the ambassadorial ranks, the trends they’d like to see happen, and how you can get on board with their training programs.
One event you don’t want to miss out on is also going to be the tikiest of times, when Tiki Tom Bulmer and Burrow Bar throw a Bar Week Tiki Takeover.
When we think of après-ski cocktail recipes — that is, drinks you’ll imbibe after a long day on the frosty alps — we think of big flavours, and warm temperatures.
There’s still a veritable treasure trove of liqueurs styles out there for bartenders to muck about with — here’s a look at five obscure styles of liqueur that are ripe for a comeback.
Sven Almenning is back and joined by Amber Almenning for this one — here’s the mistakes you are going to want to avoid making when you’re opening a new bar.
Sweetness is an essential component of many cocktails — we spoke to three of the country’s best bartenders about what they do to get the balance right
“But then phylloxera absolutely fucked the supply of cognac. So a lot of Sazeracs began to be made with rye whiskey,” says Daniel Noble. Here we look at the New York style Sazerac.
Kicking off on the Monday night of Sydney Bar Week, there’ll be drinks and mini-brand activations from each of William Grant & Sons key brands headed up by their charismatic ambassador team — and there’ll be a toast to William Grant himself during the course of the night that you won’t want to miss.