The craft spirit industry here in Australia is incredible. When asked why, co-founder of Never Never Distilling, Sean Baxter said: “We are often asked about why there is such a level of excellence by our international producer mates when it comes to the Australian craft spirits scene and I always say it’s down to our capacity to work as an industry for the greater good.
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‘Australian bush tucker has been used for even longer; native flora in the form of fruits, leaves and flowers, seeds, herbs and barks all have historical significance for indigenous Australians, and now are being used more and more in the modern bar and kitchen.’
Manly speakeasy The Cumberland has its own signature, eponymous house cocktail, one that speaks to the bar’s reason for being.
“It has been massively challenging but also massively rewarding,” says Pete Ehemann. He’s talking about the process involved in setting up The Cumberland, a speakeasy cocktail bar a street back from the beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly — the first time he’s had a piece of a bar himself.