The headline news of news of late is that I’m now the owner of Australian Gin Day!
This is an annual celebration each November 18 of all things Aussie gin, and it had previously been run / owned out of the UK. But a few months ago they approached me to see if I would like to purchase the rights etc to it.
Well, who better right?
So I’m in the process of updating the website and respective social media channels on Instagram and Facebook, so please tune in and if you’re a venue or distillery that wants to be part of the fun in November, please get in touch. I will be making some plans to raise the profile of the day and create some events around Australia in collaboration with makes and locations, so stay tuned on these channels for news in the coming months.
I’ve been busy the past few months doing some special corporate events and creating bespoke cocktail experiences for my clients, and here’s a look at one for a leading Australian company to mark their 20th Anniversary and on the gala night my team and I served over 300 of them in 30 minutes!
They had this clip produced for the occasion.
Please reach out to me if you’d like to commission a bespoke cocktail for a special occasion or person.
I’m also expecting to be heading back to Palm Springs CA to run several martini masterclasses in February next year as part of a modernism festival, so that’s going to be really exciting!
Recently I also helped launch North of Eden’s uniquely produced and exceptional Oyster Shell Vodka recently also on a beautiful sunny afternoon with invited guests from the local hospitality and tourism industry – well worth seeking out.
Updated Distillery Lists
I’ve been keeping up my monthly updating of Australian distillers, and this month is no exception with 18 new gins alone added.
- Gin, nearly 600 now!
- Vodka over 200 brands now
- Whisky and related aged spirits: 166 and more to come
- and nearly 70 Aussie rum makers.
I’ve also pinned lists of Australian Tonic Waters, Vermouths, and New Zealand plus Japanese gin distillers to the homepage as well.
Finally, I’ve given the website a bit of a fresh-up look wise, and opted out of Facebook to concentrate on few channels, and tune into my Instagram feed as I introduce new spirits each Monday and more
Until next time, with new reviews and articles and thanks for tuning in.