Sydney is getting a rare Japanese whisky pop up for one weekend only

Sydney whisky lovers rejoice. The Four Pillars lab in Surry Hills is turning into a Japanese whisky pop-up for just one weekend – and it features an extremely limited $1,650 bottle. Inspired by the listening bars of Japan, the Four Pillars Lab will be transformed into a whisky bar as part of a collaboration with […]

Why this $2,250 Aussie whisky is set to sell out in minutes

Australia’s oldest retail whisky – from a single 21-year-old barrel – goes on sale on March 20 when just 200 bottles will be balloted off.  It’s the oldest whisky the prestigious Sullivans Cove Distillery in Tasmania has ever sold. At $2,250 a bottle, it is expected to sell out in minutes, many going to resellers […]

‘I’m more involved’ Daniel Ricciardo reveals ‘exciting’ new venture

Daniel Ricciardo sits with Forbes Australia to discuss the third edition of his DR3 vintage in collaboration with St Hugo Wines. Daniel Ricciardo is in jeans and a neutral sweater when we meet at the St Hugo Wines in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. He’s as laid back as you see on camera. Though a mask […]

Whiskey salvaged from 170-year-old shipwreck could be worth millions

Sunken scotch has captured the imagination—and pursestrings—of whisky enthusiasts for generations. It’s the term used to refer to liquid that’s unintentionally aged at the bottom of the sea after a shipwreck. Now American whiskey is poised for the same treatment. Call it, “banished bourbon.” The story starts on an ill-fated evening in December 1854. A passenger […]

Fitness and wellness CEOs setting goals for 2023

They coach others, but how do they stay strong and driven without burning out? Ben Lucas, founder of Sydney boutique fitness and yoga studio Flow Athletic My big goal for the year is to run the 84km ultra marathon in Bali in May called the Bali Hope Ultra. This was the favourite race of a good friend of […]

Pinot noir wine lovers celebrate craft and culture

The Pinot Noir Celebration Australia is back this year, returning to the Mornington Peninsula. On 10 and 11 February 2023, the Pinot Noir Celebration Australia will return to the Mornington Peninsula for the 10th time bringing together the best producers, wine experts and pinot noir devotees. The experience has workshop and seminar sessions, as well […]

Head distiller Beau on the water

Whisky gets Royal nod and a dash of water

The Rolls Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts Club noticed this whisky in a boutique bottle shop in London and invited the team to put forward a whisky for the Royal event. In little over a decade an abandoned flour mill on the banks of the Murray River on the NSW/Victorian border, purchased for just a dollar, […]

Daintree Sydney's beverage manager Tom Bulmer

Cocktails with a twist at Daintree Sydney

Cocktail classics with a native twist include a Gumnut Negroni, Quandong Daiquiri and a Piña Nut, with coconut-wash white rum, macadamia butter and wattle seed. A small bar with a big purpose – Daintree Sydney – has opened in Sydney, inspiring social change and demonstrating a path forward for sustainability within the hospitality industry. For […]

Whisky a winner, with Japan at the top of its game

As anyone following this year’s FIFA World Cup can attest, the Japanese have been anything but consistent. Slaying giants of the game like Germany yet falling short against less formidable opponents in Costa Rica. When it comes to producing whisky however, Japan remains at the top of its game, steadily challenging Scotland, Ireland, and the US to […]