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The sad truth about ciders in Australia.

/ 13th September 2016

The sad truth about Cider: Rarely has a beverage been so bastardised Traditionally, Le cidre de pomme francais (French  cider) by law, is made by the partial or total wild fermentation of only pure juice from cider apples or cider pears (or both) resulting in a sweet, semi-sweet or dry sparkling lightly alcoholic beverage.     The less it is filtered, the... Read More

An introduction to Rum Barbancourt

/ 20th August 2015

Since 1862, Barbancourt Rum has been a force to reckon with in the international rum market. Rum barbancourt is a rum that is produced and bottled in Haiti, and is known as one of their oldest and most famous exports. However, this Haitian legacy all started in the Charente region in France, thanks to founder Dupré Barbancourt, and despite the... Read More

Discover Vodka SUMMUM

/ 28th July 2015

If you are into smooth, clear vodkas, then don’t we have a treat for you! Today in our weekly product insight, we look at Summum Vodka, a midrange spirit available right here!   Imported from the Cognac region in France, Summum Vodka is produced by Patrick Giudicelli, a renowned distiller who has been in the handcrafted spirits range for over... Read More

Meet Absinthe EMILE PERNOT

/ 21st July 2015

More than a century old, Emile Pernot is a name in absinthe brands to be reckoned with. Renowned for its refreshing taste due to its addition of Spanish green anise seed, fennel and plenty of aromatic herbs and spices, it is a definite add to your to taste list!   The story of this product is quite different to others,... Read More

Meet Michel Couvreur’s Whiskeys

/ 13th July 2015

Whisky is a spirit distilled from malted grain, in particular barley or rye. It is one of the more popular sprits, especially with men, due to its strong flavour. As the array of whiskey on the products is endless, the choice is always overwhelming to say the least. So to help – we are going to write about Michel Couvreur... Read More

Meet Gin Vedrenne 1&9

/ 29th June 2015

Gin is one of the most popular spirits today and has evolved significantly since its beginnings. It is originally thought to have been produced in the early 17th century in Holland for medicinal purposes yet it was soon made to be increasingly palatable by the Dutch with the inclusion of juniper, fashioning a more appealing beverage. However, gin did not... Read More

PRODUCT IN DEPTH: Meet Dolin

/ 23rd June 2015

This week in our Product in Depth section we will be delving deeply into one of our bestselling vermouths, Dolin.   Vermouth is a fortified, aromatized wine that is flavoured with various botanicals including flowers, seeds, herbs and spices. These ingredients are added to a base wine in order to give it a unique flavour without altering its alcohol content.... Read More

Cocktail Recipe: Amado Miel

/ 13th October 2014

by Forrest Cokely   This drink is about contemplation. It is deep, slightly sweet and layered. The flavor constructs are this:  Don Amado Rustico and Ron Miel–a luscious honey rum from the Canary Islands. Actually, I am going to call the drink: Amado Miel. That is more versatile, fluid and catchy. But you all know the secret inspirations for this drink. Amado Miel 1... Read More

140 Year-Old Bourbon

/ 13th October 2014

Cyrus Noble is born in Kentucky, aged there initially after being distilled in small batches from the traditional mash bill/recipe that dates back over 140 years. After it has fully become Bourbon, Cyrus Noble is sent to San Francisco to finish the ageing and it rests until it is matured to perfection to proudly carry the historic family name. The... Read More

Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion

/ 13th October 2014

A Unique Tequila Highlighting Agave Nuance   This is the concept behind the Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion. ArteNOM is the first company authorized by the Tequila Regulatory Council to bottle tequilas from different distilleries and release them under a single brand name. “NOM” is the abbreviation for “Norma Oficial Mexicana,” or “Official Mexican Standard.”   Each ArteNOM bottling is accomplished at a... Read More