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 January 2022

Handy Pages

  1. ustralian Rum Makers List updated 3 January 2022
  2. Australian Vodka Makers List updated 3 January 2022
  3. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky Makers List updated 3 January 2022
  4. Australian Gin Makers List updated 3 January 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 1 November 2021

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. 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. Cure Tonic Syrups
  29. Diamond Glacer 33 Vodka
  30. Dasher and Fisher Gins 
  31. Everleigh Premixed Cocktails
  32. Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin 
  33. Fleurieu Distillery – River’s End Whisky  Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  34. Fire Drum Vodka
  35. Forty Spotted Gin
  36. Forty Spotted Gin Summer Release 
  37. Four Pillars Dry Gin
  38. Garden Tiger Gin
  39. Gin Loot Subscription Pack
  40. Grasslands Gin
  41. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  42. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  43. Headland’s Distillery’s Gins and Illawarra Plum releases
  44. Hernö Pink BTL Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  45. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  46. Hobart No.4 Gin
  47. Imbue Distillery Gin Range
  48. Japanese Gin
  49. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  50. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  51. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  52. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  53. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  54. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  55. Loch Gin
  56. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co Gins
  57. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  58. Melbourne Gin Company
  59. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  60. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  61. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  62. McHenry Federation Gin
  63. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  64. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  65. NB Gin 
  66. NB Vodka
  67. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  68. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  69. Norrbottens Distilleri Mountain Dry Gin  Special Guest Contributor Jens
  70. Orange Bitters
  71. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  72. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  73. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  74. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  75. Sandy Gray Gin 
  76. Santa Fe Spirits Wheeler’s Gin
  77. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  78. Seacliff Vodka 
  79. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  80. St. George Spirits 
  81. Stone Pine Gin
  82. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  83. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  84. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  85. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  86. Tasmanian Tonic Water Company
  87. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  88. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  89. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  90. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  91. The Lawrenny Range
  92. The Retiring Gin
  93. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  94. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  95. Threefold Gin (new in 2020)
  96. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  97. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  98. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  99. Truffle Mad Gin 
  100. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  101. Unexpected Guest Distillery Gins  
  102. Vive La French Gin 
  103. Vestal Vodka
  104. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  105. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  106. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  107. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  108. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  109. X-Gin

Insights