DIRECTO DE ALAMBIQUE – “Direct from the Still”

Tequila Herradura has unveiled the fourth release from its ‘house’ series, Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2015. The new tequila – Directo de Alambique – is crafted from 100 per cent blue agave and fermented with natural yeast.Bottled without any prior barrel ageing, the tequila is a reflection of its name, which translates to “Direct from the … Continued

March 24, 2016

World’s Top 50 Bars Name Their Favourite Spirit Brands

Bartenders and bar owners from the top 50 bars globally have named their favourite spirit brands in a recent report run by Drinks International. The drinks magazine asked participating bars from Australasia, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to state which brands they love the most and simply couldn’t be without in the … Continued

January 14, 2016

WA Names The Ashby Bar and Bistro Best Retail Bottle Shop

The winners of the 2015 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence were announced at the Lion Gala Ball at Crown Perth on Monday, 17 November. The Ashby Bar and Bistro was named WA’s best retail bottle shop, receiving the Retail Bottle Shop Award. The awards recognise accommodation hotels, pubs, bars, dining and tourism facilities, as well … Continued

November 17, 2015

The Paddington Reopens Under Merivale

The Paddington on Oxford Street has reopened this week, under new management with Merivale. Located in the centre of the historic inner-Sydney strip, The Paddington (formerly The Paddington Arms) will serve a rotisserie-led menu by Executive Chef Ben Greeno, cocktails by Palmer and Co.’s Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall and wine curated by the award-winning … Continued

November 17, 2015

New Hospitality Group Sets Up in Sydney

A new hospitality group, running under the name Goodtime Hospitality, has officially set up in Sydney this week. The group is co-owned by entrepreneurs James Bodel and Locky Paech, who made their mark with the opening of their first venue and renovation in the inner west on Monday (November 2). Formerly The White Cockatoo, the … Continued

November 2, 2015

New Boutique Distributor Opens for Business Down Under

A new boutique distributor has opened for business in Australia. Coined The Pisco People, the distributor is also a wholesaler and online retailer that specialises in importing piscos from South America. Currently The Pisco People is importing from four South American producers, including Viñasde Oro, Pisco Portón, De Carral and Cuatro G’s. Styles in the portfolio … Continued

October 20, 2015

Are You a Bartender? Fancy Yourself as a TV Presenter? Apply NOW!

Bartenders are invited to audition for the role of DRiNKS TV presenter. The auditions will take place during the Drinks Industry Show at Luna Park in The Crystal Palace from 1pm onwards on Monday the 16th of November. Candidates will be invited to make one of three classic cocktails, giving a brief background and making the … Continued

October 12, 2015

Eight Venues to Open Under Merivale Group by February

Merivale has announced that it will be unveiling eight new venues by February. Venues joining Merivale include the iconic Newport Arms Hotel, The Paddington, J&M, Queen Victoria Hotel, Fred’s, Sussex 1854, Wine bar, King Street and Chicken Shop. Justin Hemmes, Merivale CEO said: “This intense period of Merivale’s growth is such an exhilarating time for the group. It’s the excitement … Continued

October 7, 2015

Teeling Whiskey Company Begins Exports from Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Company has begun exporting Irish single malt whiskey from its new Dublin distillery; the newest distillery to be built in the capital of Ireland in 125 years. The new distillery was opened to meet growing demand as the category faces revival for the first time since the declines of the late 19th century. … Continued

September 14, 2015

Australia Places in Top Six at WORLD CLASS

Bartenders from Australia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Greece, Israel and Japan go through to the final. The top six WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year finalists for 2015 were announced on Wednesday night, selected from among the original 54 contenders. The top six were: Jack Sotti of Australia; Viteslav Cirok of the Czech Republic; Alistair … Continued

September 3, 2015