Undoubtedly, Sydney’s best coffee scene is Bondi. There, sun-bleached baristas brew every day for both their livelihood and passion: the fierce competition to craft the perfect cappuccino or the ideal espresso. When the sun sets on this stylish seaside suburb, residents roll up their yoga mats and make their way to the bars. There, they continue […]
Whisky and Ice Cream Anyone?
Making your own ice cream at home is rewarding and fun – and the good news is that whisky can help you produce delicious results. Martine Nouet reports. Marvellous marshmallow: One of Martine Nouet’s star ice cream recipes (Photo: John Paul) It is hard to think of a more summery dessert than ice cream, but […]
Putting Port Askaig On The Map
Port Askaig is home to a petrol station, a shop, one hotel and a handful of houses. But this sleepy coastal village, which lies on the east coast of the Isle of Islay, Scotland, is gaining recognition throughout the world thanks to a whisky of the same name. A ferry terminal in Port Askaig provides […]
A New Whey to Enjoy Gin
The beauty of gin is that it gives license to variety. Beyond juniper, just about any botanical can be macerated and made into this magnificent drink. With this in mind, Tasmania’s Hartshorn Distillery has decided to use (or, rather, ewe-se) distilled sheep’s whey as part of their incredible, experimental new Hartshorn Sheep’s Whey Gin. How […]
2017’s Most Awarded Whisky is Indian
While they come from a place relatively unknown in the world of whisky, Paul John have produced an array of award-winning whiskeys in the warm climes of Goa, India. Given the temperature of the sub-continent, as well as its access to premium water and Himalayan grain, it’s not surprising that they could craft such incredible […]
Australia and Spain collaborate on Cousin Vera Gin
Cousin Vera’s Gin is an exciting international collaboration between two premier craft gin distilleries: Spain’s Santamanía and Australia’s Four Pillars. What began as a few thoughts on Twitter turned into a series of multilingual emails, then a meeting in Madrid between two master gin crafters. From their distillery in the Yarra, Four Pillars brought a selection of Australia’s uniquely aromatic […]
Plantation’s Incredible OFTD Rum Has Arrived!
In the glory days of the Royal Navy, rum was so beloved by sailors that they accepted it as payment for their service. Looking at the way they made rum in its heyday, it’s not hard to see why. High proofs, sweet spices and mouth-watering molasses made the drink taste as good as it made sailors feel. In […]
Pairing Whiskey and Cheese
While wine is the first pick for pairing with cheese, whiskey can complement the complex flavours of everything from gruyere to gorgonzola. Here are a few simple tips for pairing cheese with whiskey. Save the strongest for last While whiskey which tastes like a campfire can be quite enjoyable, peated high-proof whiskey can overwhelm any flavours […]