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Beasts of Bourbon

On a Wednesday night, I’m on Oxford Street in Sydney to taste bourbon. I’m not sure if I like bourbon ...
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Five Items You Need For Your Home Bar

It is no secret that here at Hunter and Bligh we enjoy a tipple or two, for what greater pleasure ...
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The World’s Most Expensive Whiskies

Have a spare $6,200,000 lying around? If you’ve got a notorious taste for sensational whisky and enjoy a lavish lifestyle, ...
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Last Drop Distillers 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky: Review

Too much of a good thing? Not in this small package. In 1971, a whisky was introduced to barrels that ...
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Top 5 Australian Winter Spirits

Spirits aren’t for breaking. They’re for drinking. And the only way to stop winter breaking your spirit is with f̶r̶u̶i̶t̶  ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 21: DAIQUIRI

The simple ingredients of the Daiquiri make it highly likely it developed in some form in a number of places ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 20: RUM SWIZZLE

Swizzles can be made with rum, gin or whisky but as this drink has its roots in the Caribbean, I ...
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The Whisky Diaries: The Dublin Liberties Distillery

Combining history, traditional distillation practices and a mix of modern techniques in the capital of Irish Whiskey. Found less than ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 19: Absinthe

Absinthe, like coca cola, had its origins as a herbal remedy. Its key ingredient, wormwood (artemisia absinthium), is thought to ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 18: Tom Collins

The Tom Collins had its beginnings in a drink called the Collins Punch which was around in the first half ...
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THE WHISKY DIARIES: Diageo Collection

Last week the world’s biggest producer of spirits, Diageo, introduced its Special Releases Collection whiskies at an invitation-only tasting session ...
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THE WHISKY DIARIES: Slane Distillery

Making history at Slane Distillery. Found 45 minutes north out of Dublin in Slane, Ireland, Slane Distillery is more than ...
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The Last Drop Distillers

“Colleagues yes, but friends above all, we have long shared a delight in fine spirits” The quote in the About ...
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6 Things You Need to Know about Whisky

Whisky. The golden brown liquid close to the hearts of many. Whether you are a purist and enjoy a glass ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 17: Green Isaac’s Special

This cocktail was invented by Hemingway and appeared in the first of the posthumously published novels, Islands in the Stream. ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 16: Death in The Afternoon

Due to its strong flavour, absinthe has been combined with other ingredients since its creation. Sugar and water is the ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 15: SANGRIA

Dating back to ancient times, Sangria probably began life as what was known as “hippocras.” The forerunner of both sangria ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 14: WHISKEY SOUR

The Whiskey Sour has been around since at least the mid-1800s. However, it is likely to have been around in ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 13: Rum Collins

History A Rum Collins, sometimes known as a Pedro Collins, is based on the classic Tom Collins but using rum ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 12: Villa America Special

History This drink is suspiciously like a Sidecar. Although Hemingway would have undoubtedly drank Sidecars, this version and name of ...
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The Whisky Diaries: Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

When Josh Walker announced he planned to acquire a whisky distillery in Timboon, a small town about two and three ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 11: Americano

History The Americano is an easy cocktail to make with equal parts of Campari and Sweet vermouth with some soda ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 10: Champagne Cocktail

The modern version of the classic champagne cocktail contains a sugar cube soaked in bitters with a spot of cognac, ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 9: Pauline Hemingway’s Rum Scoundrel

Pauline Pfeiffer was the second of Hemingway’s four wives and one of three to have grown up in St. Louis. ...