Profiles

Two Rivers Winery: Meet the Custodians of the Landscape.

Two Rivers Winery: Meet the Custodians of the Landscape.

What does a remote Hunter Valley vineyard have in common with the ancient art form of stone masonry? For Brett and Linda Keeping of Two Rivers Winery, it is a unique sculptural installation that has been lovingly interweaved into the viticulture of their estate. drinks bulletin took a moment to speak to the husband and wife duo about how this injection of a different kind of art into their Denman-based ...

Read More »

Whisky Profile - Dan Tullio, Canadian Club

Whisky Profile - Dan Tullio, Canadian Club

Following on from Beam Suntory's Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Dan Tullio - Canadian Club: Did you always know you wanted to be in the whisky business? What inspired that start? As one of the major companies in our city, I was always excited to drive by the distillery because I enjoyed the wonderful aroma in the air. Today the aroma from the spe...

Read More »

Whiskey Profile - Fred Noe, Jim Beam

Whiskey Profile - Fred Noe, Jim Beam

Following on from Beam Suntory's Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Fred Noe - Jim Beam: What was your first experience with whiskey? I was always hanging around the Distillery, talking with the employees and observing everything going on, but when I turned 21, I started enjoying the fruits of my family’s labour with my dad Booker. It’s those times h...

Read More »

Whisky Profile - Mike Miyamoto, Suntory Whisky

Whisky Profile - Mike Miyamoto, Suntory Whisky

Following on from Beam Suntory's Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Mike Miyamoto - Suntory Whisky: Can you describe the unique flavour profile for your whisky? Suntory Whisky is best described in three words; subtle, refined, yet complex. What is it about the style of whisky that you produce that is most important to you? At Suntory Whisky, we take ...

Read More »

Whisky Profile - John Campbell, Laphroaig

Whisky Profile - John Campbell, Laphroaig

Following on from Beam Suntory's Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. John Campbell - Laphroaig: How long have you worked in the distilling industry and what have been some major milestones for you? I’ve worked for Laphroaig for over 20 years, first joining in 1994. I’m actually the first Ileach (Islay native,) to run the distillery in its 200-year his...

Read More »

Meet the Industry Icons Behind Beam Suntory’s Whisk(e)y Rumble

Meet the Industry Icons Behind Beam Suntory’s Whisk(e)y Rumble

Coming to town next week, Beam Suntory Australia will host four of the world’s top whisk(e)y experts in the Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, an event designed to showcase the growth, innovation and diversity of the company’s portfolio of whiskies. Here we introduce you to the legends of whisk(e)y distilling together for the first time in Australia: JOHN CAMPBELL, LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY MANAGER In Laphroaig’s corner ...

Read More »

Featured Bar: Molly

Featured Bar: Molly

Molly, in Canberra, is currently representing its state as the only bar from the ACT taking part in Tequila Herradura’s 12-week incentive program, running across Australia until early July. Also the newest 1920s-style speakeasy (and arguably one of the best) to join the city’s bar scene, Molly’s owners Lorenzo Focarile, Dean Brown and Antony Arena have been working closely with Brown-Forman recently (dist...

Read More »

Featured Bar: Radio Mexico

Featured Bar: Radio Mexico

Radio Mexico is all about reproducing the authentic flavours of Mexico for the Australian palate – food you can eat everyday, full of fresh ingredients. Highlights on the menu include specialty tacos and handmade tortillas, matched with a list of original Mexican beers and cocktails. Equally impressive is Radio Mexico’s separate list of 100 per cent agave tequilas, dedicated to re-educating customers on t...

Read More »

Family Values: A Look Inside island2island

Family Values: A Look Inside island2island

As island2island nears eight years of trading, Managing Director Les Page looks back on the development of the business, family business principals and the challenges the broader industry faces in a time of unprecedented change.    If ever the phrase “change is the only constant” were true now would be the time you’d find few detractors. One company however is building strongly and picking its own di...

Read More »

ANZAC Centenary: Our Drinks Brands A Year Ago and 100 Years On

ANZAC Centenary: Our Drinks Brands A Year Ago and 100 Years On

[divider] One hundred years ago, with nearly a tenth of Australia’s population at war, two drinks enlivened our servicemen more than any other: beer and rum. One other drink rectified them when conditions were often far worse – and life-threatening: brandy. This was a time when brewing was run on a widespread and very parochial basis, not just state-by-state, but even at a regional level.   It was al...

Read More »
Share the News