Index

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 1 August 2020

Handy Pages

  1. 2020 Events updated 1 August 2020
  2. Australian Rum updated 1 August 2020
  3. Australian Vodka updated 1 August 2020
  4. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky updated 1 August 2020
  5. Australian Gin   updated 1 August 2020
  6. Australian Vermouth List  updated 1 August 2020
  7. Australian Distillers making hand sanitiser updated 9 June 2020
  8. About Tonic Water + Reviews (plus what’s available in Australia) updated 27 May 2020
  9. Buying Australian Spirits Online updated 15 May 2020
  10. Canberra Cocktail Bar Directory  updated 15 May 2020
  11. Events and other Services
  12. Japanese Gin updated 22 June 2019
  13. Martini Whisperer YouTube Channel  ( external channel)
  14. New Zealand Gins updated 1 October 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  
  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. Grasslands Gin
  37. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  38. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  39. Headland’s Distillery’s Gins and Illawarra Plum releases
  40. Hernö Pink BTL Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  41. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  42. Hobart No.4 Gin
  43. Imbue Distillery Gin Range
  44. Japanese Gin
  45. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  46. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  47. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  48. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  49. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  50. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  51. Loch Gin
  52. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  53. Melbourne Gin Company
  54. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  55. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  56. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  57. McHenry Federation Gin
  58. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  59. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  60. NB Gin 
  61. NB Vodka
  62. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  63. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  64. Norrbottens Distilleri Mountain Dry Gin  Special Guest Contributor Jens
  65. Orange Bitters
  66. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  67. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  68. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  69. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  70. Sandy Gray Gin 
  71. Santa Fe Spirits Wheeler’s Gin
  72. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  73. Seacliff Vodka 
  74. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  75. St. George Spirits 
  76. Stone Pine Gin
  77. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  78. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  79. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  80. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  81. Tasmanian Tonic Water Company
  82. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  83. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  84. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  85. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  86. The Lawrenny Range
  87. The Retiring Gin
  88. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  89. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  90. Threefold Gin (new in 2020)
  91. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  92. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  93. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  94. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  95. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  96. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  97. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  98. X-Gin
  99. Vestal Vodka
  100. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  101. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  102. Vive La French 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. How it all started and 3 cocktail recipes (video)
  7. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan in September 2019
  8. What’s coming up February to June 2019
  9. A Tale of Seven American Martinis
  10. Cameo on Real Housewives of Melbourne
  11. Ecosystem in Adelaide for craft spirits and cocktail bars 
  12. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  13. Dry July and other adventures! July 2018
  14. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – February 018 – guest contributor -James
  15. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – March 2018 – guest contributor -James
  16. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – May 2018 – guest contributor -James
  17. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes– June 2018 – guest contributor -James
  18. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – July 2018 – guest contributor- James
  19. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – August 2018 – guest contributor- James
  20. How to Drink
  21. James Bond and his Martinis
  22. Japanese Gin List
  23. Judging the Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards 2019
  24. Juniper for the Gin  special guest contributor – Gavin
  25. Judging the Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards 2019
  26. Influencers and the Australian Distilling Industry Part 1
  27. Ice, Ice, Baby
  28. Interview: ABC Radio Canberra 2018
  29. Makers of Australian Craft Spirits Stills
  30. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically!
  31. Martini Garnishes
  32. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  33. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  34. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  35. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  36. New YouTube ChannelJanuary 2020
  37. My Top Five Martinis for 2018
  38. Quick Update: forthcoming reviews and events August 2017
  39. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  40. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  41. Recipe: The Bardot
  42. Six Martini Pitfalls
  43. TEDx Canberra preview
  44. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  45. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  46. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  47. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  48. The Dry Martini
  49. The Espresso Martini
  50. The Dirty Martini
  51. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  52. Top Five Martinis for 2018
  53. Top Five Martinis for 2019
  54. Top Shelf Drink Festival 2014
  55. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  56. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  57. The 101 on Rum and the next big trend
  58. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  59. Upcoming Reviews and other updates 2016
  60. Upcoming Events and News – June 2018
  61. Upcoming Events and News April 2018
  62. Upcoming Events and NewsJanuary 2018
  63. Upcoming Events and NewsFebruary 2018
  64. Upcoming Events and News including Dry July  – June 2018
  65. Upcoming Events and News – September 2018
  66. US Modernist Radio Live and YouTube news – 31 March 2020
  67. Visiting Joadja Distillery 
  68. Vodka Martinis
  69. What’s in a Glass?
  70. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  71. World Martini Day Competition
  72. World Gin Day 2015
  73. World Gin Day 2016 Dinner
  74. World Gin Day Dinner 2017
  75. World Martini Day Essay 2016
  76. World Martini Day Online Soiree 2020
  77. World Gin Day 2020 with Antipodes Gin Co
  78. Why Gin Martinis?