Month: February 2020

Est. 2015 In 2015, Dave Broom, renowned whisky writer, visited Australia for the launch of the 2015 John Walker & Sons Private Collection in Melbourne and World Class Australia Finals in Sydney. We caught up with him at both events and in this interview, he shares his thoughts on blends and single malts, age statements
0 Comments
Est. 2015 The Speakeasy Group has announced the opening of their first Sydney CBD venue, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, an opulent bar dedicated to cocktails and champagne. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is located at the former site of Christopher Hanna bar which is accessed through Bridge Lane at the rear of the luxe hairdressing salon.
0 Comments
Est. 2015 The Cut bar and grill, a Sydney institution located in The Rocks has introduced a new look for the bar and a new cocktail menu. The Cut Bar – Photo Supplied Most Sydney-siders know The Cut as an elegant, basement steakhouse and bar that caters to business lunches by day and tourists who
0 Comments
Est. 2015 Kava is an uncommon ingredient in cocktails. Here are two recipes from a luxury resort in Fiji that make use of the yaqona plant root known for its mildly sedative properties. Kava Cocktails: L-R – Cucumber; Carrot & Ginger – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Kava is a traditional Fijian drink which plays
0 Comments
Est. 2015 ecoSPIRITS, Overeem Whisky, Australian International Spirits Competition, Shady Pines Saloon, ‘Looking Back’ Series and more in this week’s bar/spirited news & recommended reads. L-R: Mark Sawford, Casey Overeem, Jane Sawford – Photo Supplied Australian International Spirits Competition 2020 Australia has a brand new spirits competition. The Australian International Spirits Competition (AUISC) sets an
0 Comments
Est. 2015 In September 2014, Jim McEwan, then Bruichladdich Master Distiller visited Sydney during his Australian #JimDownUnder2014 tour. After a private and intimate tasting of the Bruichladdich range which culminated in tasting Octomore 6.1 – the most heavily peated whisky in the world at the time – I had a one-on-one interview with Jim in
0 Comments
Est. 2015 In the world of media, the term “highly anticipated” prevails to the point of becoming a tired cliché. But for Sydney eastern suburb locals who live along Bronte-Clovelly-Coogee, the void of a serious cocktail bar has long been felt. Will’s Coogee Pavilion – Photo © Cocktails & Bars When Merivale opened Coogee Pavilion
0 Comments
Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015 and The Gourmantic Garden in 2020. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
0 Comments
Est. 2015 There’s always a buzz in the industry when a new cocktail bar is about to open and when the owners are well-known and highly respected industry professionals, the excitement and anticipation are even higher. Fortunate Son Enmore – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Fortunate Son bar (named as “the one to watch out
0 Comments