The June issue is here — download it now

The June issue is packed with interviews from some smart bar industry people — take a look at our chat with Luke Whearty, owner of influential Singapore bar Operation Dagger; find out what one of Australia's most in-demand distillers does each day with our Day in the Life with Brendan Carter of Unico Zelo and Applewood Distillery; follow mezcal ambassador Phil Bayly off the beaten track through the back roads of Mexico; and get tips from Speakeasy Group's Sven Almenning on how to negotiate a better deal for you bar with liquor brands.

Rogue Society Gin; the kiwi spirit in the black bottle

Two guys from New Zealand who didn’t know each other until one married the others sister and then they did. A year sitting in bars and lounges discussing how they always wanted to make their own gin. This is how two brothers-in-law and a part time musician got in to a lot of debt and created a Rogue Society Gin that won gold in London & San Francisco.

1 Canadian, 2 Aussies & 1 Mexican Master Distiller; Tequila Tromba is born

Tequila Tromba is a classic story of starting a spirit brand. Nick Reid, a young lad from Melbourne, fell in love with Tequila on a trip there in 2005. Years passed and his passion grew. He recruited his school mate James Sherry, Canadian Eric Brass and by 2010 they were seriously discussing starting their own brand. So what did they need? Credibility in the form of a Mexican Master Distiller. He came in the form of Marco Cedano