Then, as now, the mission of the group was to bring our brands to life in fun and exciting ways, to engage bartenders, and to entertain and educate consumers.
“2020 was certainly a year that we will never forget, however amidst all the confusion and uncertainty there were definitely some bright spots and memorable moments. We wanted to take a look back and choose to celebrate the triumph of our industries spirit in the face of such adversity.” The Exchange team
“I’ve spoken with several small bar owners, who have told me that they’re seriously considering keeping the reduced capacity and increase in patrons being seated moving forward.” – Erica Richards from The Exchange talks about the positive changes some venues have seen in 2020.
During lockdown, the Social Exchange was live each night at 6pm AEDT Tuesday – Saturday, with The Exchange Brand Ambassadors across Australia hosting their own episode weekly. Each episode averaged over 1,600 views and over 30 comments from the trade community.
Ernest Hemingway fought his way through more than the odd foggy day; this drink, Death In The Gulf Stream, is one that’s attributed to him.
What makes it interesting is the lack of rules in the category as to what can be called rum; as for what makes it infuriating, well, look toward that lack of rules again.
The program supports and facilitates bartenders to exchange places with their contemporaries from bars across the country and the world. From menu takeovers, to pop-up bar swaps and special guests, the Bartender Exchange showcases the very best in bartending talent and the latest drinks trends from the outstanding Australian bartending community.
Get a sense of what to expect when Will Meredith and Jack Banks from Dandelyan hit our shores in August. They will be taking the industry on a journey of what is Dandelyan, its innovative menu creation, the behind the scenes of their day to day, all things Botany, and the practices of a great team.