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.
Ahead of their 4th birthday bash on June 20, The Lobo Plantation is running a menu that features drinks from past and present bartenders.
On Sunday May 29, a jam-packed crowd of passionate punters and keen hospitality types descended upon Lefty's Old Time Music Hall in Brisbane for the return of the Indie Spirits Tasting. The event, which is also staged in both Sydney and Perth, is all about great spirits and good times, and there was plenty of that in store in Brisbane.
The Indie Spirits Tasting Brisbane is on this Sunday at Lefty's. Get your tickets now!
If you like supporting small brands and uncovering little known gems then the Indie Spirits Tasting is tailor-made for you. Direct from the Margaret River in WA is the gin brand that is growing in popularity nationwide - West Winds Gin. Kiki Ward, Shipmate and brand ambassador, gave us some insight into the brand.
That's right folks — time is running out to have your say in the 17th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards. Voting closes next week, at midnight on Wednesday 31 May.
"When I described the path I took each month to collect the fresh botanicals the branding became obvious. I would travel through Nowhere Else, cross the Dasher River and arrive in Paradise to harvest fresh botanicals for Meadow Gin," says Dasher + Fisher gin Master Distiller George Burgess.
"Having owned and managed pubs and bars I knew I needed to produce a vodka that was accessible for venues to use everyday. This was what I wanted with my venues and no one was making it," says White Light Vodka Founder, Brendon Mitchell.
Tapping into the ever-growing contemporary classic cocktail phenomenon and the rising popularity of bitter flavours, Negroni Week 2017 is set to be better than ever.
"Speaking in terms of Agave, there are a little over 140 distilleries producing 1300+ brands, with only 9 of those dedicated to single brand production, yet we clearly have not seen that many make their way here," says Alex McDowell of de Vino Mezcal.