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Embrace authentic fusion of tradition and innovation at Australian Gin Week

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In the heart of Australia, a unique partnership is set to celebrate the richness and diversity of the nation’s gin industry. For Australian Gin Week, Seven Seasons, an iconic gin brand known for its remarkable interpretations of indigenous Australian flavours, has partnered with the award-winning Rekodo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar at Barangaroo House. Together, they are unveiling the Green Ant Gin Martini, a bold new creation that captures the vibrant flavours of Australian flora. From the 15th of November to the 14th of December, patrons of Rekodo will be able to indulge in a special Green Ant Gin Martini and snack menu. This collaboration not only puts the spotlight on Seven Season Spirits’ acclaimed Green Ant Gin, but also entwines the rich history and flavours of Australian flora in an exciting culinary experience. Award-winning bartender, Jai Lyons, will be the mastermind behind the Green Ant Martini, while head chef Michael Dabbs has crafted a bespoke menu that perfectly complements the unique notes of the cocktail. Among the standout offerings is the Steak tartare temaki with koji, finger lime dressing, and a green ant garnish priced at $14. In addition, the Green Ant Gin Martini will feature at 50 of Australia’s top venues, including Margaret & West Hotels in New South Wales, Vue de Monde & Sunda in Victoria, Sasso Italiano & Rosellas Bar in Queensland, and Sofitel & Fleet Street Social in South Australia. Each venue will add their unique twist to the cocktail, further elevating the martini experience. Seven Seasons, founded by former AFL… Read More

Tread Softly: The eco-conscious gin and vodka brand that’s winning awards

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Fourth Wave Wine’s eco-conscious brand, Tread Softly, has been making waves in the spirits industry with its award-winning gin and vodka. Tread Softly recently received recognition at the London Spirits Competition 2023, International Wine and Spirits Challenge 2023 (IWSC), and Dan Murphy’s Decoded Spirit Awards 2023. The brand’s Tread Softly Dry Gin and Tread Softly Pink Gin were both awarded gold medals at the London Spirits Competition, with scores of 92 and 90 points, respectively. Tread Softly Native Botanical Vodka and Tread Softly Native Botanical Pink Vodka received silver medals at the same event. Furthermore, Tread Softly Native Botanical Pink Vodka was awarded a silver medal at the IWSC, with an impressive score of 94 points. At the Dan Murphy’s Decoded Spirit Awards 2023, Tread Softly Dry Gin won the Best Value Pick Award in the Gin – Australian category among 450 entries. The award-winning Dry Gin features native citrus and floral jasmine notes, creating a bold flavor profile that has captivated gin enthusiasts. Nicholas Crampton, Director of Fourth Wave Wine, expressed his delight at Tread Softly’s recent awards, stating that they reflect the company’s commitment to crafting high-quality spirits and providing unparalleled quality to customers. Tread Softly is also known for its eco-friendliness, planting an Australian native tree for every six bottles sold. In 2021, the brand received its dedicated planting site, the Tread Softly Forest, in the Yarra Yarra biodiversity corridor. To date, it has planted over one million native trees and is still growing. Tread Softly Botanical Pink Vodka, Dry Gin, Pink… Read More

Celebrate World Gin Day the right way, with a Gin Masterclass

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Can you even call yourself a gin lover if you don’t celebrate World Gin Day?! It’s June 10 for those of you unaware of the event of the season. As gin popularity has skyrocketed over the past few years, there’s no better time to reacquaint yourself, or discover what’s new in gin land. So for World Gin Day, we say try a Gin Masterclass with gin connoisseurs, Young Henrys. The Young Henrys ‘Meet The Maker’ Gin Masterclass is taking place on Saturday June 10, World Gin Day, at their home in Newtown. The class and tasting sessions on the day will be led by Head Distiller Carla Daunton and YH Gin Wizard Hamish Mackenzie. That’s right, you get the two legends who know their way around a gin bottle. The ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions will host an immersive experience for all gin lovers and aficionados, taking punters through the Young Henrys distillery, hidden amongst the beer tanks, to learn how their award-winning gin range is created. Join them at Young Henrys Brewery and Distillery and discover some tantalising drops like the Young Henrys x ST ALi. Gin or Young Henrys’ award-winning Noble Cut Australian Gin. There’s a whole new world for your tastebuds to unlock. Tickets won’t last long and are only $60. Oh, and did we mention tickets also include a free bottle of gin?! You do the math. Grab your tickets here.

Brogan’s Way in Melbourne is doing gin right

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Attention Melburnians! The end of the working week just got even more exciting with the launch of Brogan’s Way’s new Gin O’Clock specials. Starting from 5pm every Friday (beginning from April 14th), Brogan’s Way’s Distillery and Bar on North Street, Richmond is set to offer some irresistible gin and tonic deals that will help you forget the rising cost of living! For gin lovers, the specials start from as low as $5.50, which goes up by $1 every hour until closing time at 11pm*. So, starting from 5pm, you can grab an Everyday Salvation Gin & Tonic, Navy Strength Royal Blood Gin & Tonic, or a Strawberries & Cream Gin & Tonic, among many others. What’s more, if you’re feeling peckish while enjoying some of Brogan’s Way’s famous Gin and Tonic pairings, choose from their delicious food menu which includes small plates like Baked Chorizo, Flammekueche (available in Traditional, Vegetarian, and Garlic & Herb), Bandrillos, and tasty Bread & Dip. So, head over to Brogan’s Way, and indulge in a refreshing start to your weekend with their Gin O’Clock offer. This special is perfect for those looking to grab an after-work drink or catch up with friends over some of the finest gin in town. Larger groups are welcome, and bookings can be made via Brogan’s Way website Don’t miss out on the best gin and tonic specials every Friday from 5pm onwards, with Brogan’s Way’s Gin O’Clock. Visit the Brogan’s Way events website for more information

4 gin drinks perfect for winter sipping


Move over mulled wine, gin is the go-to winter tipple. Yes, gin may have a strong hold on summer, but we’d like to make a case for cracking open the Aviation Gin in winter too and treating yourself to a gin based cocktail that’ll keep you warm as the temperatures drop. Take it from co-owner Ryan Reynolds, “If you’re drinking anything else, you’re drinking bullsh*t”. Inspired by our friends at Aviation Gin, here are 4 gin cocktails perfect for winter: 1. Negroni Upgrade 1.5 shots Aviation American Gin 0.75 shot Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur 0.75 shot Sweet Vermouth Orange Twist Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir, then strain into Rocks glass with ice. Garnish with Orange Twist. 2. Hugo’s Martini 1.5 shots Aviation American Gin 0.5 shots Dry Vermouth 1 Dash Orange Bitters Lemon Peel Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with Lemon Peel. 3. Gin Fizz 2 shots Aviation American Gin 1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice 0.75 shot simple syrup 1 egg white  Soda water, to top Combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker and shake vigorously with no ice for 15 seconds. Add ice, shake for another 15 and strain into Rocks glass and top up with soda water. 4. Bijou 1 shot Aviation American Gin 1 shot Green Chartreuse Liqueur 1 shot Sweet Vermouth 2-3 Dashes Orange Bitters Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into chilled… Read More

Get your Martini on at Bar Ombré with The Botanist Gin

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Calling all martini enthusiasts! One of Sydney’s best rooftop bars with premier harbour bridge views, Bar Ombré, has teamed up with The Botanist Gin to bring you the The Botanist Gin x Bar Ombré Martini menu until July 17th. The menu consists of five different martinis that have been perfectly paired with food items that complement the flavours.  Kick off the self-guided tasting with the Classic Dry Martini paired with Marinated Italian Olives, before moving onto the vibrant Mandarin Gimlet with a delectable Prawn and Saffron Risotto. Our personal favourites were the Australiana inspired Lemon Balm Martini alongside a Pesce Del Giorno (which happened to be perfectly cooked Tasmanian salmon the day we tried), and the Elderflower and Mint Martini with a truly tasty Lentil and Kale Salad. If you have room, the final martini is the Island Dreaming, a tropical blend that pairs with Nutella Pizza. Sit back, relax after work or on the weekend for a long lunch with friends and try the paired menu, or try your own pairings on for size! After all, the Botanist Gin is a versatile blend that suits any martini, with sweet and earthy aromas from the Islay 22 botanicals, as well as lovely floral and herbal overtones. We also tried Bar Ombré’s classic Tiramisu Martini for dessert!  The world is your martini! Please drink responsibly, and always eat food while drinking to ensure safe consumption. If you or a loved one feel they have a problem with alcohol, help is available.

Tempus Two steps into gin territory with world first prosecco gin

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If you thought Tempus Two was all about wines, well you’d be correct, but hold onto your hats because this iconic wine company is expanding its offering to include gin! Continuing their creative thinking from wine making, Tempus Two are bringing that innovation to the gin space with their first release of three wine-based gins. The range captures the distinctive characteristics of each varietal by creating a wine spirit base using the latest spinning cone technology, before infusing the botanicals. Tempus Two’s Chief Winemaker, Andrew Duff says: “The idea for our Tempus Two Gin range came from a desire to creatively harness the unique wine spirit that was extracted during the process used to make our low alcohol Lighten Up wines. We saw an opportunity to develop the varietal properties of the alcohol that was spun off and repurpose it into a range of high-quality gins. Using a combination of traditional and non-traditional extraction and distillation methods, we’ve created a product that both reduces our environmental impact and harnesses delicious wine qualities in a premium gin.” The stand out from the pack is a world first Prosecco Gin. Floral, fun, light and elegant, the Prosecco Gin is a blend of juniper, citrus and rose buds. Suffice to say you’ve never had anything like this! Pairing great with soda or tonic, or even in a martini, this will quickly become a home bar staple.  The deep red Shiraz Gin on the other hand is sweet and peppery, infused with wild botanicals and a shiraz juice that… Read More

The ultimate Japanese culinary and KI NO BI gin experience at Sake Melbourne

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World Gin Day is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate than treating yourself to an intimate tasting experience at Sake that includes a spectacular six-course dinner accompanied by KI NO BI gin cocktails and tastings! The ‘6 Elements’ dinners will take place in Sydney and Melbourne and will deliver the ultimate culinary experience for lovers of gin and Japanese cuisine alike. The ‘6 Elements’ dinners are inspired by KI NO BI’s intricate production process, where botanicals are divided into six different categories, known as the 6 Elements, steeped in rice spirit, and then distilled individually. Produced in Kyoto, KI NO BI gin is distilled with Japanese botanicals, grouped by flavour to create the six elements which are macerated and distilled separately, before being blended with Fushimi water.   The 6 Elements that make up the dry style of gin KI NO BI is renowned for are Base, Citrus, Tea, Herbal, Spice and Fruity & Floral, which are then blended to create the distinctive KI NO BI flavours. As most gin lovers would appreciate, water is a vital ingredient of this popular spirit, as it makes up more than 50% of the liquid inside every bottle. The KI NO BI distillery is located close to the famous sake-producing area of Fushimi, south of Kyoto city. The name “Fushimi” comes from the Japanese words for “hidden” or “underground” and “water”, and Fushimi water is renowned for its purity, softness and flavour. In addition to the pureness provided by the Fushimi water, quality ingredients… Read More

Drink gin at Bombay Sapphire’s ‘House of Bombay’ bar at VIVID Sydney

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Darling Quarter is about to become the home of gin this VIVID Sydney and if ever there was a time to be curious, it’s now. Head to the House of Bombay. Located in Tumblong Park, Darling Quarter; a new Vivid Sydney location in Darling Harbour, guests of House of Bombay will experience an exhilarating fusion of creativity, innovation, technology and delicious cocktails. With the ability to host over 500 people, this limited-time-only bar is the perfect meeting place along this year’s Vivid Sydney Light Walk. Think views, colours, flavours and a hell of a lot of excitement for 23 nights, from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June, with more than 200+ events celebrating the essence of Sydney’s soul including its diversity, beauty, resilience, First Nations culture, and vibrant creative community. For more of what’s on and how to get involved, head to the House of Bombay website

Tread softly gin: Tread Softly has launched two delicious gins featuring delicate botanicals

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Progressively eco-conscious brand Tread Softy has launched two new gins – Tread Softy Dry Gin and Tread Softly Pink Gin. Lighter in alcohol (37%) compared to most contemporary gin, this botanical range is loaded with juniper and finger limes, pink peppercorn, hibiscus, cinnamon, lemon myrtle and nutmeg.  Tread Softly Dry Gin: A traditional style of gin, infused with juniper, jasmine and native citrus characters, the palate is imbued with notes of angelica, pink rose and chamomile as well as hints of eucalypt and nutmeg.  Tread Softly Pink Gin: Featuring a delicate blush colour, Tread Softly Pink Gin is lusciously distilled with juniper and finger limes. Evocative, and aromatically charged on the nose, secondary notes provide a profusion of pink peppercorn and hibiscus, complemented by cinnamon, lemon myrtle and nutmeg.  The brand is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by planting an Australian native tree for every 6 bottles sold. Since 2019, they have planted over 500,00 trees in conjunction with Carbon Neutral.  “We recently achieved a celebratory milestones of planting 500,000 trees for Carbon Neutral. Now Tread Softly fans and gin lovers can help make a positive contribution to the environment by helping us work towards our goal of planting 1 million trees,” said Ross Marshall, general manager at Fourth Wave Wine.  Tread Softy Gin is available from liquor retailers nationally at RRP $59.99 each.