Index

This page will point you to all over 150 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 three categories, Reviews, Insights and Products.

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 12 December 2019

Handy Pages

  1. 2020 Events updated 12 December 2019
  2. Australian Rum updated 1 October 2019
  3. Australian Vodka updated 21 November 2019
  4. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky updated 21 November 2019
  5. Australian Gin   updated 1December 2019
  6. Australian Vermouth List updated 3 December 2019
  7. About Tonic Water + Reviews (plus what’s available in Australia) updated 21 November 2019
  8. Buying Australian Spirits Online updated 25 October 2019
  9. Events and other Services
  10. Japanese Gin updated 22 June 2019
  11. New Zealand Gins updated 1 October 2019
  12. Upcoming Events and News updated November 2019

Products

  1. 2019 Australian Gin Advent Calendar
  2. 2017 Australian Gin Advent Calendar
  3. 10 Gins for the Commercial Bar
  4. 10 Australian Spirits to Know 
  5. Australian Drinks Festival July 2016
  6. Bespoke Martinis, Events and other services
  7. Buying Australian Spirits Online  updated 24 October 2019
  8. Canberra Cocktail Bar List updated 25 October 2019
  9. Canberra Centre VIP Opening Masterclass July 2017
  10. Canberra Martini Survey 2016
  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 2016
  19. Japanese Gin List updated June 22 2019
  20. Martini Appreciation Soirees + Masterclass events
  21. Martini: A Memoir
  22. New Australian Gin Book 
  23. New Zealand Gin List updated 15 May 2019
  24. Orange Bitters
  25. Top 5 Melbourne Martinis
  26. The 10 Must-have Gins for home
  27. Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Show Melbourne 2014
  28. The Centenary Martini
  29. Two Special Upcoming Events  February 2018
  30. Vive Le French Gin

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

Insights

  1. 2019 Original Cocktail Recipes: Part 1
  2. 2019 – What to expect
  3. 2018- A year of highlights!
  4. 2017 and all that Jazz
  5. How it all started and 3 cocktail recipes (video)
  6. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan
  7. What’s coming up February to June 2019
  8. A Tale of Seven American Martinis
  9. Cameo on Real Housewives of Melbourne
  10. Ecosystem in Adelaide for craft spirits and cocktail bars 
  11. Dry July and other adventures! July 2018
  12. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – February 018 – guest contributor -James
  13. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – March 2018 – guest contributor -James
  14. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – May 2018 – guest contributor -James
  15. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes– June 2018 – guest contributor -James
  16. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – July 2018 – guest contributor- James
  17. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – August 2018 – guest contributor- James
  18. How to Drink
  19. James Bond and his Martinis
  20. Juniper for the Gin  special guest contributor – Gavin
  21. Ice, Ice, Baby
  22. Interview: ABC Radio Canberra 2018
  23. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically!
  24. Martini Garnishes
  25. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  26. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  27. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  28. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  29. My Top Five Martinis for 2018
  30. Quick Update: forthcoming reviews and events August 2017
  31. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  32. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  33. Recipe: The Bardot
  34. Six Martini Pitfalls
  35. TEDx Canberra preview
  36. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  37. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  38. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  39. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  40. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  41. The Dry Martini
  42. The Espresso Martini
  43. The Dirty Martini
  44. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  45. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  46. The 101 on Rum and the next big trend
  47. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  48. Upcoming Reviews and other updates 2016
  49. Upcoming Events and News – June 2018
  50. Upcoming Events and News April 2018
  51. Upcoming Events and NewsJanuary 2018
  52. Upcoming Events and NewsFebruary 2018
  53. Upcoming Events and News including Dry July  – June 2018
  54. Upcoming Events and News – September 2018
  55. Vodka Martinis
  56. What’s in a Glass?
  57. What to look for in Whisky Trends