Tag: Think Spirits

Drinking in Brazil: Batidas, ice cold beers and good times

There’s a lot going on in Brazil. It’s one of the growing economic powerhouses of the world, it will host the Soccer World Cup in 2014 and then the big one, the Olympic games, will spread out across the country in 2016.

Not that Brazilians need much excuse to celebrate — they’ve kind of cornered the market in having a good time.

Two cocktails and four spiced spirits to savour

Even just five years ago, spiced rum — not to mention spiced whiskey — was a rarity in the Australian market. But Mojo Record Bar’s Daniel Noble points out people have been flavouring their hooch with spices for a long time…

Here’s 5 amazing aged rums that have passed the Blind Tasting test

This month Australian Bartender takes the Blind Tasting on the road, and we rallied the panel — including Enrique’s School for Bullfighting’s James Connolly, Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth’s David Nguyen-Luu and Tim Wastell, Five Bar’s Andy McIntyre, Bobeche’s Joe Sinagra, Luxe Bar’s Simon Hough and from our host bar, Varnish on King, Tim Sponberg — for a tasting of aged rum.

Think Spirits take on Evan Williams bourbons

Think Spirits has had a cracking year in 2013, and they’re not done just yet. They’ve announced that they are taking on board the popular Evan Williams range of bourbons.

Think Spirits unveils new rewards program

Think Spirits unveiled their brand new rewards program July 1st — what trade marketing manager John Gakuru describes as “the world’s first frequent flyer program for bartenders.” We asked him to explain how it will work.

Ron Cooper coming to Oz

Legendary Mezcalero Ron Cooper — whose single village mezcals have come to be a benchmark for quality in the category — will be touring Australia this April.

Think Spirits take on Del Maguey

Many a bartender in Australia has tried to track this brand down, often to no avail. Think Spirits have now secured distribution for these quality mezcals, of which a fair share of the attention given to mezcal these days can be attributed to.

How one savvy Italian kickstarted a bartending cult

Now if you’ve missed it, I have a slight interest in history. Couple this with a fine passion for anything that’s undergone a stage of distillation or fermentation and you’re talking my language. But what of this month’s main charge – liqueurs, vermouths & bitters – how do they fit into the historic landscape of Australia?

Well it’s September 1877, Governor Hercules Robinson is in charge of NSWs hotel laden colony and imports are flooding in. On the 27th of the month a Mr G.B.Modini – interestingly one of the colony’s earliest Italian additions – ran a hefty notice in the The Sydney Morning Herald for what appears to be of the first time that Fernet Branca was available downunder.

New international guests confirmed for BarShow!

In another huge coup for Sydney BarShow Week we can confirm that Edoardo Branca, from Fernet Branca, will be on hand at the BarShow to represent and talk about the brand that has a ‘cult-like’ status amongst bartenders