There’s been resurgence in all things Irish whiskey of late, so we put together a panel to assess some of what was out there. For something a little different we conducted this tasting at the Argyle’s new dumpling bar in The Rocks, because despite the geographical distance between Asia and Ireland, we think there’s a damn fine affinity between dumplings and whiskey.
If you’ve ever wanted to get an idea of the brewing process at work, check out this timelapse video that Sierra Nevada produced.
It shows four open fermenters filled with wort and shows just how much action takes place when beer gets brewing.
Sebastian Reaburn, of Melbourne’s Lui Bar and formerly ambassador for 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka, has taken on a role with Bacardi Lion.
Reaburn, who is a former Australian Bartender Bartender of the Year winner, is taking on the role of field sales manager, with a territory that covers Melbourne, Geelong, and Tasmania.
Billed as a small bar and restaurant that is inspired by “the golden age of cure-all elixirs” Spring Street Social is a home for cocktails, food and live music in Bondi Junction. They’re offering a big selection of craft beer, some inventive cocktails and a cracking Aussie and Kiwi wine list.
The board of Japanese company Suntory has agreed to buy Beam Inc, in a deal reportedly worth some US$16 billion. Reuters is reporting that Suntory, which owns Yamazaki, Bowmore and Midori among a host of other brands, made the decision yesterday after just two months of negotiations with Beam Inc.
After 13 years in the space on Eldridge Street, Milk & Honey’s owner Sasha Petraske was looking for new digs: a bigger space for a new chapter in Milk & Honey’s life. And one that sparked a new life for the old space: life as Attaboy. We asked Ross and McIllroy how it came to be via email.
I recently held an employment day where I conducted over 25 interviews in one sitting. Afterwards I realised that there was a unique factor that linked all but three of the candidates: the existence of very obvious tattooing or body piercings.
Sad news came out of London over Christmas, with the death of Martin Miller, co-founder of Martin Millers Gin.
He died of cancer on Christmas Eve, at the age of 67.
Sam Ross and Michael McIllroy of New York City bar, Attaboy, have been getting their Instagram on over the holidays with a series of photos suggesting rules for the festive period. Check out a selection of our favourites below — though we’re not sure what to make of the kissing scene between Ross and McIllroy (we think it was consensual) — and follow them on Instagram at @attaboy134.
Melbourne bar, Los Barbudos, has teamed up with Bacardi to host the first Bat-Ball League tournament, in which plenty of booze, baseball and BBQ will take place (along with a bunch of smack talk, we assume).