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 3 September 2021 

 

 

Handy Pages

  1. Events in 2021- what’s coming up  updated 3 September 2021 > COVID-19 Lockdown update
  2. Australian Rum Makers List updated 1 September 2021
  3. Australian Vodka Makers List updated 1 September 2021
  4. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky Makers List updated 1 September 2021
  5. Australian Gin Makers List updated 1 September 2021
  6. Australian Vermouth Makers List  updated 1 September 2021
  7. Australian Distillers making hand sanitiser updated 9 June 2020
  8. About Tonic Water,+ Reviews (plus what’s available in Australia) updated 8 February 2021
  9. Buying Australian Spirits Online updated 15 November 2020
  10. Canberra Cocktail Bar Directory updated 8 February 2021
  11. Events and other Services
  12. Japanese Gin updated 22 June 2019
  13. Martini Whisperer YouTube Channel  (external channel)
  14. Media Appearances, podcasts, interviews etc updated 8 August 2020
  15. New Zealand Gins updated 31 May 2021
  16. Virtual Martini Masterclasses and Gift Vouchers now available 

Various

  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. Buying Australian Spirits Online  
  7. Canberra Cocktail Bar List updated 7 January 2020
  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 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

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. Ice, Ice, Baby
  8. Martini Garnishes
  9. Mulled Wine and Winter Warmers
  10. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  11. Orange Bitters
  12. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  13. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  14. Recipe: The Bardot
  15. Six Martini Pitfalls
  16. The Six Types of Martini (and no, they’re not what you think they are)
  17. The Dry Martini
  18. The Espresso Martini
  19. The Dirty Martini
  20. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  21. Vodka Martinis
  22. 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. Blood Moon Tonic
  15. Blue Bottle Gin
  16. Berlin Brandstifter Gin
  17. Bass + Flinders Gin
  18. Botanic Australis Gin
  19. Brooklyn Gin Special Guest Contributor – Jens
  20. Brunswick Aces – non Alcoholic spirits
  21. Black Market Cocktail Bar Special Guest Contributor – M
  22. Blind Tiger Organic Gin
  23. Casa Noble Tequila – Blanco (Part 1) Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  24. Casa Noble Tequila – Part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  25. Catcher & Co Bathtub Gin
  26. Causes and Cures Semi Dry Vermouth 2017
  27. Causes and Cures Vermouths
  28. Diamond Glacer 33 Vodka
  29. Dasher and Fisher Gins 
  30. Everleigh Premixed Cocktails
  31. Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin 
  32. Fleurieu Distillery – River’s End Whisky  Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  33. Fire Drum Vodka
  34. Forty Spotted Gin
  35. Forty Spotted Gin Summer Release 
  36. Four Pillars Dry Gin
  37. Garden Tiger Gin
  38. Gin Loot Subscription Pack
  39. Grasslands Gin
  40. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  41. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  42. Headland’s Distillery’s Gins and Illawarra Plum releases
  43. Hernö Pink BTL Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  44. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  45. Hobart No.4 Gin
  46. Imbue Distillery Gin Range
  47. Japanese Gin
  48. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  49. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  50. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  51. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  52. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  53. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  54. Loch Gin
  55. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co Gins
  56. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  57. Melbourne Gin Company
  58. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  59. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  60. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  61. McHenry Federation Gin
  62. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  63. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  64. NB Gin 
  65. NB Vodka
  66. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  67. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  68. Norrbottens Distilleri Mountain Dry Gin  Special Guest Contributor Jens
  69. Orange Bitters
  70. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  71. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  72. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  73. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  74. Sandy Gray Gin 
  75. Santa Fe Spirits Wheeler’s Gin
  76. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  77. Seacliff Vodka 
  78. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  79. St. George Spirits 
  80. Stone Pine Gin
  81. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  82. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  83. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  84. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  85. Tasmanian Tonic Water Company
  86. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  87. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  88. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  89. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  90. The Lawrenny Range
  91. The Retiring Gin
  92. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  93. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  94. Threefold Gin (new in 2020)
  95. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  96. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  97. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  98. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  99. Unexpected Guest Distillery Gins  
  100. Vive La French Gin 
  101. Vestal Vodka
  102. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  103. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  104. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  105. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  106. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  107. X-Gin

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