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 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 31 December 2020

Handy Pages

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

Insights

  1. 2019 Original Cocktail Recipes: Part 1
  2. 2019 Orignal Cocktail Recipes: Part 2 – Spritzers
  3. 2019 – What to expect
  4. 2018- A year of highlights!
  5. 2017 and all that Jazz
  6. Australian Gins: the State of Play 2020
  7. How it all started and 3 cocktail recipes (video)
  8. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan in September 2019
  9. What’s coming up February to June 2019
  10. A Tale of Seven American Martinis
  11. Cameo on Real Housewives of Melbourne
  12. Ecosystem in Adelaide for craft spirits and cocktail bars 
  13. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  14. Dry July and other adventures! July 2018
  15. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – February 018 – guest contributor -James
  16. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – March 2018 – guest contributor -James
  17. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – May 2018 – guest contributor -James
  18. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes– June 2018 – guest contributor -James
  19. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – July 2018 – guest contributor- James
  20. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – August 2018 – guest contributor- James
  21. How to Drink
  22. James Bond and his Martinis
  23. Japanese Gin List
  24. Judging the Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards 2019
  25. Juniper for the Gin  special guest contributor – Gavin
  26. Judging the Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards 2019
  27. Influencers and the Australian Distilling Industry Part 1
  28. Ice, Ice, Baby
  29. Interview: ABC Radio Canberra 2018
  30. Makers of Australian Craft Spirits Stills
  31. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically
  32. Martini Garnishes
  33. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  34. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  35. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  36. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  37. New YouTube ChannelJanuary 2020
  38. My Top Five Martini Experiences for 2018
  39. My Top Five Martini Experiences for 2019
  40. My Top Five Martini Experiences for 2020
  41. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  42. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  43. Recipe: The Bardot
  44. Six Martini Pitfalls
  45. TEDx Canberra preview
  46. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  47. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  48. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  49. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  50. The Six Types of Martini (and no, they’re not what you think they are)
  51. The Dry Martini
  52. The Espresso Martini
  53. The Dirty Martini
  54. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  55. Top Five Martinis for 2018
  56. Top Five Martinis for 2019
  57. Top Shelf Drink Festival 2014
  58. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  59. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  60. The 101 on Rum and the next big trend
  61. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  62. US Modernist Radio Live and YouTube news – 31 March 2020
  63. Visiting Joadja Distillery 
  64. Vodka Martinis
  65. What’s in a Glass?
  66. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  67. World Record Gin Tasting event Canberra 2020
  68. World Martini Day Competition
  69. World Gin Day 2015
  70. World Gin Day 2016 Dinner
  71. World Gin Day Dinner 2017
  72. World Martini Day Essay 2016
  73. World Martini Day Online Soiree 2020
  74. World Gin Day 2020 with Antipodes Gin Co
  75. Why Gin Martinis?