This page will point you to all over 200 articles on the website. These include reviews, interviews and insights on craft spirits, personalities and events.

We add an article or two to the website each week, or update lists on producers et alia every month.

I also publish daily on Instagram for some inspiration, plus articles on my facebook page – so make sure you follow me there as well.

I’ve grouped the posts into four categories, Reviews, Insights and Products, plus a cocktail recipe section.

Most are written by myself, but also I’m fortunate to have some passionate and informed guest contributors from around the world to add their voices and insights to the mix.

I welcome your thoughts, feedback, questions and suggestions for future articles, and if you’ve interested in becoming a contributor too, please contact me.

Phillip

Last updated 26 June 2022

Handy Pages

  1. Australian Rum Makers List updated 6 February 2022
  2. Australian Vodka Makers List updated 2 April 2022
  3. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky Makers List updated 6 February 2022
  4. Australian Gin Makers List updated 31 May 2022
  5. Australian Vermouth Makers List  updated 1 November 2021
  6. Australian Distillers making hand sanitiser updated 9 June 2020
  7. About Tonic Water,+ Reviews (plus what’s available in Australia) updated 3 January 2022
  8. Buying Australian Spirits Online updated 15 November 2020
  9. Events and other Services  updated 3 January 2022
  10. Japanese Gin updated 13 November 2021 
  11. Martini Whisperer YouTube Channel  (external channel)
  12. Media Appearances, podcasts, interviews etc updated 1 November 2021
  13. New Zealand Gins updated 6 May 2022

Various

  1. Updated Australian Distillery Lists and Upcoming Reviews – October ’21
  2. 2019 Australian Gin Advent Calendar
  3. 2017 Australian Gin Advent Calendar
  4. 10 Gins for the Commercial Bar
  5. 10 Australian Spirits to Know 
  6. Australian Drinks Festival July 2016
  7. Buying Australian Spirits Online  
  8. Canberra Centre VIP Opening Masterclass July 2017
  9. Canberra Martini Survey 2016
  10. Canberra Region Distilleries 2021
  11. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan in September 2019
  12. Consulting Services
  13. Dry Vermouths in Australia
  14. Event: French Gin Degustation Dinner, November 2017
  15. Event: November 16 2017 Canberra Design Festival
  16. Floriade Presentations 2014
  17. Good Food Month Degustation Dinner in Canberra 2014
  18. It’s a Wrap: World Martini Day Day Dinner 2016Martini Appreciation Soirees + Masterclass events
  19. Martini: A Memoir
  20. New Australian Gin Book 
  21. New Zealand Gin List updated 15 May 2019
  22. Orange Bitters
  23. Podcast Interview with Ashley Feraude
  24. Top 5 Melbourne Martinis
  25. The 10 Must-have Gins for home
  26. Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Show Melbourne 2014
  27. The Centenary Martini
  28. Collaboration with Underground Spirits and Contentious Character Gift Pack
  29. Vive Le French Gin

Cocktail Insights + Recipes

  1. 2019 Original Cocktail Recipes: Part 1
  2. 2019 Orignal Cocktail Recipes: Part 2 – Spritzers
  3. Cocktail Shakers 101
  4. Dry Vermouth
  5. Fall Spritz at the Canberra Centre
  6. How it all started for me and 3 cocktail recipes (video)
  7. Gin Degustation Dinner Cocktails Recipes – December ’21
  8. Ice, Ice, Baby
  9. Martini Garnishes
  10. Mulled Wine and Winter Warmers
  11. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  12. Orange Bitters
  13. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  14. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  15. Recipe: The Bardot
  16. Six Martini Pitfalls
  17. The Six Types of Martini (and no, they’re not what you think they are)
  18. The Dry Martini
  19. The Espresso Martini
  20. The Dirty Martini
  21. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  22. Vodka Martinis
  23. Why Gin Martinis?

Reviews

  1. 2019 Tokyo World Gin Day Festival Part 1 of 2
  2. 5 Melbourne Cocktail Bars (reviews)
  3. 24 Australian Craft Gins tasting notes – 2019
  4. 24 Australian Craft Gins tasting notes – 2018
  5. 24 Australian Craft Gins tasting notes – 2017
  6. 36S Rakia
  7. 36S Blood Orange Gin 
  8. 495 Russian Vodka
  9. Applewood Distillery Gin
  10. Antipodes Gin
  11. Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
  12. Aussie Tipple Company Range 
  13. Bareksten Navy Strength Gin Special Guest Contributor – Jens
  14. Beachtree Distilling Co. Gins 
  15. Blood Moon Tonic
  16. Blue Bottle Gin
  17. Berlin Brandstifter Gin
  18. Bass + Flinders Gin
  19. Botanic Australis Gin
  20. Brooklyn Gin Special Guest Contributor – Jens
  21. Brunswick Aces – non Alcoholic spirits
  22. Black Market Cocktail Bar Special Guest Contributor – M
  23. Blind Tiger Organic Gin
  24. Casa Noble Tequila – Blanco (Part 1) Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  25. Casa Noble Tequila – Part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  26. Catcher & Co Bathtub Gin
  27. Causes and Cures Semi Dry Vermouth 2017
  28. Causes and Cures Vermouths
  29. Cure Tonic Syrups
  30. Diamond Glacer 33 Vodka
  31. Dasher and Fisher Gins 
  32. Everleigh Premixed Cocktails
  33. Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin 
  34. Fleurieu Distillery – River’s End Whisky  Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  35. Fire Drum Vodka
  36. Forty Spotted Gin
  37. Forty Spotted Gin Summer Release 
  38. Four Pillars Dry Gin
  39. Garden Tiger Gin
  40. Gin Loot Subscription Pack
  41. Grasslands Gin
  42. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  43. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  44. Headland’s Distillery’s Gins and Illawarra Plum releases
  45. Hernö Pink BTL Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  46. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  47. Hobart No.4 Gin
  48. Imbue Distillery Gin Range
  49. Japanese Gin
  50. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  51. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  52. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  53. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  54. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  55. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  56. Loch Gin
  57. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co Gins
  58. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  59. Melbourne Gin Company
  60. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  61. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  62. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  63. McHenry Federation Gin
  64. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  65. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  66. NB Gin 
  67. NB Vodka
  68. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  69. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  70. Norrbottens Distilleri Mountain Dry Gin  Special Guest Contributor Jens
  71. Orange Bitters
  72. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  73. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  74. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  75. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  76. Sandy Gray Gin 
  77. Santa Fe Spirits Wheeler’s Gin
  78. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  79. Seacliff Vodka 
  80. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  81. St. George Spirits 
  82. Stone Pine Gin
  83. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  84. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  85. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  86. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  87. Summerleas Distillery Strength Gin 
  88. Tasmanian Tonic Water Company
  89. Tempus Two Gins
  90. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  91. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  92. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  93. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  94. The Lawrenny Range
  95. The Retiring Gin
  96. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  97. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  98. Threefold Gin (new in 2020)
  99. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  100. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  101. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  102. Truffle Mad Gin 
  103. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  104. Unexpected Guest Distillery Gins  
  105. Vive La French Gin 
  106. Vestal Vodka
  107. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  108. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  109. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  110. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  111. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  112. X-Gin

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