Move over gin, it’s agave’s turn to shine

The Whitsundays, known for having Australia’s whitest sandy beaches, can now add having the world’s largest agave plantation outside of Mexico to its long list of natural assets. Standing at 20 degrees south of the equator between Airlie Beach and Bowen at Top Shelf International’s 374-hectare agave farm, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re […]

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 […]

The Macallan unveils new release inspired by Ethiopian Arabica coffee bean

The historic whisky maker has revealed the second annual release of The Harmony Collection, Inspired by Intense Arabica. The Macallan’s Harmony Collection first launched in 2021 with the release of Rich Cacao and after a successful run, its second release, the $299 Inspired by Intense Arabica, is set to hit selected retailers, bars and restaurants […]

RIEDEL’s CEO on the cross he has to carry

Maximilian Riedel is RIEDEL’s 11th-generation chief executive officer – the world-renowned luxury glassware business with Austrian roots. Riedel reveals the challenges the 266-year-old business faces – and the opportunities. Maximilian Riedel isn’t a regular CEO – he is a cool CEO. His personal Instagram page, which boasts nearly 230,000 followers (his company, RIEDEL, has about […]

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 […]