SVEN ALMENNING is the managing director and owner of the influential Speakeasy Group of venues — Eau de Vie Sydney and Melbourne, Boilermaker House, Mjølner Sydney and Melbourne, and the forthcoming Parramatta venue, Nick & Nora’s.
Sven Almenning lands at number two on the Most Influential List this year; here, see what he thinks the trends will be in 2018 and who he thinks is at the vanguard of the next generation.
The team at The Speakeasy Group is known for their love of whisky, and their new Sydney bar Mjølner will be no exception when it opens next month on Cleveland Street, Redfern.
With leading bars in both Melbourne and Sydney, the guys from Eau de Vie certainly know a thing or two about cocktails. You can now get your hands on a bit of that knowledge by way of their new cocktail book, Shaken & Stirred, Flamed & Thrown: Cocktails Done the Eau de Vie Way.
Not ones for resting on their considerable laurels, the award-winning Eau de Vie is releasing their very own brand of small batch bottled cocktails. It’s something that has been on the cards for a while, according to owner Sven Almenning.
Overnight in London Drinks International’s World 50 Best Bars 2013 was unveiled, with a strong showing for a number of Aussie bars. Melbourne’s The Black Pearl took out the title of Best Bar in Australasia and came in at number seven on the list, followed by The Baxter Inn at number 8…