Index

This page will point you to all over 150 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 October 2019

Handy Lists

  1. Australian Rum updated 1 October 2019
  2. Australian Vodka  updated 9 September 2019
  3. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky updated 9 September 2019
  4. Australian Gin   updated 1 October  2019
  5. Australian Vermouth List updated 13 July 2019
  6. Tonic Water in Australia updated 22 June 2019
  7. New Zealand Gins updated 1 October 2019
  8. Japanese Gin updated 22 June 2019
  9. Upcoming Events updated 19 September
  10. Four Upcoming Canberra events– September 2019

Products

  1. 2017 Australian Gin Advent Calendar
  2. 10 Gins for the Commercial Bar
  3. 10 Australian Spirits to Know 
  4. Australian Drinks Festival July 2016
  5. Bespoke Martinis, Events and other services
  6. Buying Australian Spirits Online  updated 4 July 2018
  7. Canberra Cocktail Bar List  updated 4 October 2018
  8. Canberra Centre VIP Opening Masterclass July 2017
  9. Canberra Martini Survey 2016
  10. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan in September 2019
  11. Consulting Services
  12. Dry Vermouths in Australia
  13. Event: French Gin Degustation Dinner, November 2017
  14. Event: November 16 2017 Canberra Design Festival
  15. Floriade Presentations 2014
  16. Good Food Month Degustation Dinner in Canberra 2014
  17. It’s a Wrap: World Martini Day Day Dinner 2016
  18. Japanese Gin List updated June 22 2019
  19. Martini Appreciation Soirees + Masterclass events
  20. Martini: A Memoir
  21. New Zealand Gin List updated 15 May 2019
  22. Orange Bitters
  23. Top 5 Melbourne Martinis
  24. The 10 Must-have Gins for home
  25. Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Show Melbourne 2014
  26. The Centenary Martini
  27. Two Special Upcoming Events  February 2018
  28. Vive Le French Gin

Reviews

  1. 5 Melbourne Cocktail Bars (reviews)
  2. 24 Australian Craft Gins tasting notes – 2018
  3. 24 Australian Craft Gins tasting notes – 2017
  4. 36S Rakia
  5. 36S Blood Orange Gin 
  6. Applewood Distillery Gin
  7. Antipodes Gin
  8. Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
  9. Aussie Tipple Company Range 
  10. Blood Moon Tonic
  11. Blue Bottle Gin
  12. Berlin Brandstifter Gin
  13. Bass + Flinders Gin
  14. Botanic Australis Gin
  15. Brooklyn Gin Special Guest Contributor – Jens
  16. Brunswick Aces – non Alcoholic spirits
  17. Black Market Cocktail Bar Special Guest Contributor – M
  18. Blind Tiger Organic Gin
  19. Casa Noble Tequila – Blanco (Part 1) Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  20. Casa Noble Tequila – Part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  21. Catcher & Co Bathtub Gin
  22. Causes and Cures Semi Dry Vermouth 2017
  23. Causes and Cures Vermouths
  24. Diamond Glacer 33 Vodka
  25. Dasher and Fisher Gins 
  26. Everleigh Premixed Cocktails
  27. Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin 
  28. Fleurieu Distillery – River’s End Whisky  Special Guest Contributor – Chris
  29. Fire Drum Vodka
  30. Forty Spotted Gin
  31. Forty Spotted Gin Summer Release 
  32. Four Pillars Dry Gin
  33. Grasslands Gin
  34. G Gin special guest contributor -Jens
  35. Harahon Norwegian Small Batch Gin  special guest contributor -Jens
  36. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  37. Hobart No.4 Gin
  38. Japanese Gin
  39. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  40. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  41. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  42. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  43. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  44. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  45. Loch Gin
  46. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  47. Melbourne Gin Company
  48. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  49. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  50. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  51. McHenry Federation Gin
  52. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  53. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  54. NB Gin 
  55. NB Vodka
  56. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  57. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  58. Orange Bitters
  59. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  60. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  61. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  62. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  63. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  64. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  65. St. George Spirits 
  66. Stone Pine Gin
  67. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  68. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  69. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  70. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  71. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  72. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  73. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  74. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  75. The Retiring Gin
  76. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  77. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  78. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  79. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  80. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  81. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  82. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  83. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  84. X-Gin
  85. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  86. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  87. Vive La French Gin 

Insights

  1. How it all started and 3 cocktail recipes (video)
  2. Cocktail and Distillery Tour of Japan in September 2019
  3. What’s coming up February to June 2019
  4. 2019 – What to expect
  5. 2018- A year of highlights!
  6. 2017 and all that Jazz
  7. A Tale of Seven American Martinis
  8. Cameo on Real Housewives of Melbourne
  9. Ecosystem in Adelaide for craft spirits and cocktail bars 
  10. Dry July and other adventures! July 2018
  11. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – February 018 – guest contributor -James
  12. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes  – March 2018 – guest contributor -James
  13. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – May 2018 – guest contributor -James
  14. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes– June 2018 – guest contributor -James
  15. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – July 2018 – guest contributor- James
  16. Hospopreneur Podcast Episodes – August 2018 – guest contributor- James
  17. How to Drink
  18. James Bond and his Martinis
  19. Juniper for the Gin  special guest contributor – Gavin
  20. Ice, Ice, Baby
  21. Interview: ABC Radio Canberra 2018
  22. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically!
  23. Martini Garnishes
  24. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  25. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  26. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  27. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  28. My Top Five Martinis for 2018
  29. Quick Update: forthcoming reviews and events August 2017
  30. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  31. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  32. Recipe: The Bardot
  33. Six Martini Pitfalls
  34. TEDx Canberra preview
  35. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  36. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  37. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  38. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  39. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  40. The Dry Martini
  41. The Espresso Martini
  42. The Dirty Martini
  43. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  44. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  45. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  46. Upcoming Reviews and other updates 2016
  47. Upcoming Events and News – June 2018
  48. Upcoming Events and News April 2018
  49. Upcoming Events and NewsJanuary 2018
  50. Upcoming Events and NewsFebruary 2018
  51. Upcoming Events and News including Dry July  – June 2018
  52. Upcoming Events and News – September 2018
  53. Vodka Martinis
  54. What to note in Whisky trends
  55. What’s in a Glass?
  56. World Martini Day Competition
  57. World Gin Day 2015
  58. World Gin Day 2016 Dinner
  59. World Gin Day Dinner 2017
  60. World Martini Day Essay 2016
  61. Why Gin Martinis?