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 20 January 2020

Handy Pages

  1. 2020 Events updated 12 December 2019
  2. Australian Rum updated 16 January 2020
  3. Australian Vodka updated 16 January 2020
  4. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky updated 21 November 2019
  5. Australian Gin   updated 16 January 2020
  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. Canberra Cocktail Bar Directory  updated 7 January 2020
  10. Events and other Services
  11. Japanese Gin updated 22 June 2019
  12. New Zealand Gins updated 1 October 2019
  13. Top 10 Articles of 2019
  14. Top 5 Martini Experiences of 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 – 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. Blood Moon Tonic
  13. Blue Bottle Gin
  14. Berlin Brandstifter Gin
  15. Bass + Flinders Gin
  16. Botanic Australis Gin
  17. Brooklyn Gin Special Guest Contributor – Jens
  18. Brunswick Aces – non Alcoholic spirits
  19. Black Market Cocktail Bar Special Guest Contributor – M
  20. Blind Tiger Organic Gin
  21. Casa Noble Tequila – Blanco (Part 1) Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  22. Casa Noble Tequila – Part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  23. Catcher & Co Bathtub Gin
  24. Causes and Cures Semi Dry Vermouth 2017
  25. Causes and Cures Vermouths
  26. Diamond Glacer 33 Vodka
  27. Dasher and Fisher Gins 
  28. Everleigh Premixed Cocktails
  29. Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin 
  30. Fleurieu Distillery – River’s End Whisky  Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  31. Fire Drum Vodka
  32. Forty Spotted Gin
  33. Forty Spotted Gin Summer Release 
  34. Four Pillars Dry Gin
  35. Grasslands Gin
  36. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  37. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  38. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  39. Hobart No.4 Gin
  40. Japanese Gin
  41. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  42. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  43. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  44. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  45. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  46. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  47. Loch Gin
  48. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  49. Melbourne Gin Company
  50. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  51. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  52. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  53. McHenry Federation Gin
  54. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  55. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  56. NB Gin 
  57. NB Vodka
  58. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  59. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  60. Orange Bitters
  61. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  62. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  63. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  64. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  65. Sandy Gray Gin 
  66. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  67. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  68. St. George Spirits 
  69. Stone Pine Gin
  70. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  71. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  72. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  73. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  74. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  75. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  76. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  77. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  78. The Retiring Gin
  79. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  80. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  81. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  82. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  83. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  84. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  85. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  86. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  87. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  88. X-Gin
  89. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  90. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  91. 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. Ice, Ice, Baby
  27. Interview: ABC Radio Canberra 2018
  28. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically!
  29. Martini Garnishes
  30. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  31. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  32. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  33. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  34. New YouTube ChannelJanuary 2020
  35. My Top Five Martinis for 2018
  36. Quick Update: forthcoming reviews and events August 2017
  37. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  38. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  39. Recipe: The Bardot
  40. Six Martini Pitfalls
  41. TEDx Canberra preview
  42. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  43. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  44. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  45. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  46. The Dry Martini
  47. The Espresso Martini
  48. The Dirty Martini
  49. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  50. Top Five Martinis for 2018
  51. Top Five Martinis for 2019
  52. Top Shelf Drink Festival 2014
  53. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  54. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  55. The 101 on Rum and the next big trend
  56. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  57. Upcoming Reviews and other updates 2016
  58. Upcoming Events and News – June 2018
  59. Upcoming Events and News April 2018
  60. Upcoming Events and NewsJanuary 2018
  61. Upcoming Events and NewsFebruary 2018
  62. Upcoming Events and News including Dry July  – June 2018
  63. Upcoming Events and News – September 2018
  64. Visiting Joadja Distillery 
  65. Vodka Martinis
  66. What’s in a Glass?
  67. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  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. Why Gin Martinis?