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 31 March 2020

Handy Pages

  1. 2020 Events updated 31 January 2020
  2. Australian Rum updated 16 January 2020
  3. Australian Vodka updated 2 February 2020
  4. Australian Single Malt, Rye + Blended Whisky updated 21 November 2019
  5. Australian Gin   updated 6 March 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  
  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. 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. Headland’s Distillery’s Gins and Illawarra Plum releases
  39. Heavy Water Oz Vodka
  40. Hobart No.4 Gin
  41. Japanese Gin
  42. Jensen’s Bermondsey London dry gin
  43. Kangaroo Island Vodka
  44. Kalki Moon Dry Australian Premium Gin
  45. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin – part 1  Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  46. Kyoto Distillery Kinobi Kyoto Sei Navy Strength Gin – part 2 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  47. Loch Distillery Gin Liqueur
  48. Loch Gin
  49. Lucky’s Bar at QT Canberra
  50. Melbourne Gin Company
  51. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin
  52. Molly Speakeasy Bar Canberra 
  53. McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  54. McHenry Federation Gin
  55. Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  56. Mr Black coffee liqueur
  57. NB Gin 
  58. NB Vodka
  59. Nonesuch Distillery Sloe Gin
  60. Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin
  61. Orange Bitters
  62. Original Spirit Company Dry Gin 
  63. Pink Moon Saloon Special Guest Contributor – Scarlet Decoy
  64. Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  65. QT Lucky’s Bar Hotel Canberra 2014
  66. Sandy Gray Gin 
  67. Sakurao Gin Original Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  68. Seacliff Vodka 
  69. Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin
  70. St. George Spirits 
  71. Stone Pine Gin
  72. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  73. Stockholms Bränneri Dry Gin – Navy Strength Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  74. Stockholms Bränneri Oak Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  75. StrangeLove Tonic Waters
  76. The Everleigh Pre-Mixed Cocktail range
  77. The Botanist Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens 
  78. The Barbershop, Sydney Special Guest Contributor  – Scarlet Decoy
  79. The Canberra Distillery Gin
  80. The Lawrenny Range
  81. The Retiring Gin
  82. The West Winds Cutlass Gin
  83. The West Winds Gin- Maidenii Voyage Release
  84. Threefold Gin (new in 2020)
  85. Tonic Waters available in Australia(and a quick history)
  86. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 1
  87. Top 10 Melbourne Cocktail Bars list Part 2
  88. Underground Spirits Gin and Vodka 
  89. Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin
  90. Windspiel Premium Dry Gin Special Guest Contributor -Jens
  91. Winter Warmers and Mulled Wine 
  92. X-Gin
  93. Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 
  94. Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin
  95. 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. Martini Masterclass Captured Graphically!
  30. Martini Garnishes
  31. Martini Diplomacy: Berlin
  32. Martini Diplomacy: Oman
  33. Negroni Week 2019 Recipes
  34. New Zealand Craft Spirits Awards 2019 
  35. New YouTube ChannelJanuary 2020
  36. My Top Five Martinis for 2018
  37. Quick Update: forthcoming reviews and events August 2017
  38. Recipe: French Gin Degustation Dinner
  39. Recipe: La Martini Deluxe
  40. Recipe: The Bardot
  41. Six Martini Pitfalls
  42. TEDx Canberra preview
  43. TEDx Canberra- The Martini Presentation update
  44. TEDx talk: The cultural history of the Martini
  45. The Cold Light Martini & Play
  46. Thoughts on Melbourne Service
  47. The Dry Martini
  48. The Espresso Martini
  49. The Dirty Martini
  50. Thoughts on Canberra Service
  51. Top Five Martinis for 2018
  52. Top Five Martinis for 2019
  53. Top Shelf Drink Festival 2014
  54. Tokyo Gin Festival 2019 Special Guest Contributor – Simon
  55. US Modernist Interview in Palm Springs
  56. The 101 on Rum and the next big trend
  57. The Four Facets of a Great Martini
  58. Upcoming Reviews and other updates 2016
  59. Upcoming Events and News – June 2018
  60. Upcoming Events and News April 2018
  61. Upcoming Events and NewsJanuary 2018
  62. Upcoming Events and NewsFebruary 2018
  63. Upcoming Events and News including Dry July  – June 2018
  64. Upcoming Events and News – September 2018
  65. US Modernist Radio Live and YouTube news – 31 March 2020
  66. Visiting Joadja Distillery 
  67. Vodka Martinis
  68. What’s in a Glass?
  69. What to look for in Whisky Trends
  70. World Martini Day Competition
  71. World Gin Day 2015
  72. World Gin Day 2016 Dinner
  73. World Gin Day Dinner 2017
  74. World Martini Day Essay 2016
  75. Why Gin Martinis?