Gin

Scapegrace: The world’s first naturally black, colour-changing gin launches in Australia

August 4, 2020

Pink is cool, but everyone knows that that black is just a better look for any spirit. Enter the world’s first naturally black gin, echoed from the pure waters of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and captured in a neat-looking bottle from the award-winning Christchurch-based Scapegrace distillery. Simply dubbed Scapegrace Black, the stylish and unique gin […]

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New curated range of gin shows off the best of Australian native botanicals

June 17, 2020

Native Spirits, a collection of five gins has been launched this month in collaboration between several of the country’s top gin distilleries. Each participating distillery, from Archie Rose to West Winds, has created one new expression each, representing their respective home state with locally sourced and native botanicals. That encompasses everything from the Geraldton Wax […]

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Cape Byron Distillery has released a limited edition kumquat gin

May 26, 2020

Co-founder and distiller of NSW-based Cape Byron Distillery, Eddie Brook, is paying ode to his Grandma with his newly release, limited-edition kumquat gin. Dubbed “Shirl the Pearl”, the unique gin has been made available to the public with just 650 bottles available at the distillery’s Cellar Door and online store. With state travel set to […]

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Melbourne’s epic Juniperlooza announces 2020 program

November 1, 2019

With 2019 rolling to a close, it’s already time to start planning what Australian events you want to hit up in the first quarter of 2020. First up, the consistently excellent (and sell-out) gin festival of Juniperlooza will be back for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of February. Taking over The Boatbuilders Yard and Polly […]

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On the Shelf: Wild Citrus Gin, Caramel Vodka, and more

June 7, 2019

From wild citrus gin and caramel vodka to natural wine and sparkling blends, here’s a wrap up of what we’ve got on our shelf this season. In this instalment of ‘On the Shelf’ we’ve started it off by putting the spotlight on three Aussie gins to try in celebration of World Gin Day this Saturday 8th […]

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England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin

May 16, 2019

It would be right in saying that gin has rather become the drink à la mode of late. But one distillery that was at the forefront of the gin fold well before the recent boom, is Martin Miller’s Gin. Since opening up a small distillery in Notting Hill in 1998, Martin Miller and David Brombige […]

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On the Shelf: From Starwood’s Two-Fold Whisky to Kilderkin’s Larrikin Gin

December 29, 2018

You might not want the same-old go-to spirits for this year’s NYE house party, especially since there have been some new expressions released over the past few months that have really tempted drinks enthusiasts away from their regular bottles. New Year’s Eve brings the perfect time to introduce our new column, “On the Shelf”, which […]

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Archie Rose team up with Sydney’s West Hotel for a “Summer of Gin”

October 31, 2018

Sydney’s new luxury boutique hotel is kicking off the warmer season by celebrating with summer’s most beloved spirit – Gin. West Hotel, a collection from Hilton that launched in February earlier this year, have teamed up with the local distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., to bring a gin-infused bar menu and summer cocktail list to the […]

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Grain Bar and Archie Rose team up for the ‘Summer of Gin’ (Sydney)

January 14, 2018

Grain Bar has teamed up with the crew over at Archie Rose to help welcome their ‘Summer of Gin’ program, which entails a series of five different events all celebrating the diversity of the spirit from now until 2nd March. The program, which will bring about a bunch of unique sensory experiences coupled with house-made […]

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The Lord Dudley teams up with Hayman’s Gin to host a gin pairing dinner series (Sydney)

September 21, 2017

Paddington’s embodiment of English charm, The Lord Dudley Hotel, is hosting a unique gin and food pairing series with England’s longest serving Gin distilling family, Hayman’s Gin. From 1st to 31st October, the series dubbed the ‘Hayman’s Supper Club’, will invite Sydneysiders to a specially curated experience of gin cocktails expertly paired to English style […]

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Hendrick’s Gin announces The Awakening warehouse experience (Sydney)

May 23, 2017

Hendrick’s Gin is partnering with Sydney’s Siren Theatre Co to create an hour-long warehouse experience that is intriguingly light on details this June. This “journey”, as they are calling it, promises to delight your body, mind, instincts, emotions and reactions through a series of unexpected scenarios. Not to mention each ticket comes with a series […]

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Archie Rose release Japanese inspired gin fused with Tasmanian kombu, Fuji apples and sencha

May 22, 2017

Earlier this year we brought you news of a neat new collaboration between Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi. The partnership gave rise to a new series of four rare Japanese inspired gins, the first of which was Horisumi Autumn with a very curious infusion […]

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Four Pillars are bringing back their epic Bloody Shiraz Gin this June

May 18, 2017

The fine folk behind Four Pillars have just announced that this year they’ll be bringing back their phenomenal Bloody Shiraz Gin, which last year completely sold out just four months after it was released. To satisfy demand, the gin distillery will be producing even more bottles of the epic gin-wine combo, which takes Four Pillars’ […]

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Tasmanian distillery Southern Wild releases new gins using native botanicals

February 20, 2017

It ain’t all about whisky and cider down in Tasmania. New local distillery Southern Wild have dove into the domestic market in a big way, making a splash with a range of gins named after the two wild rivers which run from the snowmelt of Cradle Mountain through the hinterland to the pristine coast of […]

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New Zealand’s gold medal winning Rogue Society Gin launches in Australia

February 14, 2017

Rogue Society, a highly regarded and versatile artisan dry gin coming out of New Zealand, has recently made it’s Australian debut, travelling across the ditch to bring the ever-growing domestic market something refreshingly classic yet modernised for contemporary trends. Based on a 300 year old recipe, for which Rogue Society uses a unique combination of […]

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Archie Rose Distilling Co. release Japanese inspired gin with red miso, sesame seed and Sansho pepper

February 14, 2017

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. are always into something new, but this latest collaboration is a bit different for them, paying homage to native Japanese ingredients with a new gin collaboration. The partnership has the Archie Rose crew teaming up with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi, resulting in an expression […]

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Win a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin with one of their quirky teacups CLOSED

October 18, 2016

Famous gin brand Hendrick’s put out a bit of a call to Australians earlier this year, asking for help on a horticultural quest to create and cultivate a world-first Australia cucumber with quintessentially Australian ingredients. Using their social media channels, they asked people across the country which Aussie ingredients should be used for the “Unusually […]

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Juniperlooza: Melbourne’s riverside gin festival is back

October 16, 2016

After a successful outing last year, Melbourne’s premiere celebration of all things gin, Juniperlooza will head to Federation Wharf this November for its second time in Australia. Across two days, the weekend riverside festival will bring in a huge range of Australian and internationally crafted gins to champion one of the most loved and adaptable […]

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“BLOOM” gin launches in Australia: gin made with chamomile, honeysuckle, and pomelo

July 4, 2016

London’s premium BLOOM Gin has finally made its way from the U.K to Australia this year, entering the competitive market via a partnership with Sydney Film Festival. As the annual film festival nears a close for 2016, BLOOM have been working hard to make an impact on the events large fan base, many of whom […]

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Chiswick at the Gallery teams with Archie Rose Distilling Co for exclusive Gin pairing menu (Sydney)

June 7, 2016

Chiswick at the Gallery and Archie Rose Distilling Co. will be teaming up for a one-day-only event later this month, inviting food and craft spirit enthusiasts to an exclusive ‘ginstronomy’ experience on Tuesday 21st June. The special dinner event, which will also highlight a new unique distilled Gin made especially for the restaurant, will be […]

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On the Shelf: Hayman’s Family Reserve Gin

January 19, 2016

London’s famous Hayman’s Distillery has long been a go-to for lovers of handcrafted Gin, a consistent presence in ‘top Gin’ lists around the world, particularly with their Hayman’s 1850 Reserve, an acclaimed, subtle, and smooth expression, notable for being rested in Scotch Whisky barrels for 3-4 weeks in line with the old world style of […]

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On the Shelf: Bombay Sapphire “Star of Bombay” London Dry Gin

January 9, 2016

After a very successful preview at recent Sydney pop-up Project Botanicals, Bombay Sapphire’s new super-premium Star of Bombay has been released to the public, showcasing a new evolution for the brand as they attempt to “redefine” high-end Gin and elevate what is already considered to be the world’s fastest growing premium Gin and number one […]

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MCA hosts pop-up Gin Garden for summer (Sydney)

December 7, 2015

Renowned UK artist Grayson Perry is going to have a big presence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this summer season, with his exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career featuring from 10th December 2015 to 1st May 2016. To accompany and celebrate this big moment for MCA, the street-level entrance has just grown […]

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Juniperlooza is Melbourne’s first ever Gin festival

November 14, 2015

Two Melbourne bars, Pilgrim Bar and Riverland Bar, are coming together to host Australia’s first-ever Gin festival, titled Juniperlooza. Both venues will be hosting the event over two-days this month, showcasing Australia’s best Gins across a variety of tastings, Gin-inspired food stalls, and roaming entertainment set on the banks of the Yarra at Federation Wharf. […]

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Sydney’s Archie Rose Distillery to let the public customise their own spirits

November 4, 2015

Award-winning hidden gem Archie Rose Distilling Co., Sydney’s first commercial distillery in 160 years, have just announced the next stage in their constant evolution, adding to the whole experience of the bar-slash-distillery by offering you the chance to design your very own Vodka, Gin, or Whisky. By simply logging on to Archie Rose’s website (link […]

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