Starward Summertime Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin Negroni

One of Australia’s most consistently-awarded Whisky distilleries, Starward, announced they were doing a little limited release gin for the hot Australian summer. The catch: it’s only available at the distillery, and only for one weekend.. who am I to argue with an offer like that? At first glance, it looks like I’ve accidentally picked up […]

McHenry Distillery Parliamentary Librarian’s Gin

Parliamentary Librarian's Gin, from McHenry Distillery

Parliamentary gin? On a work trip to our nation’s capital, I decided to pay a visit to Parliament and discovered a rather delicious gin in the gift shop. Because of course a Parliamentary Librarian needs their own gin! Surprisingly, there’s precious little information available online about this gin. Nothing on the McHenry Distillery website, nothing on the […]

Four Pillars 2016 Bloody Shiraz Gin

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a bottle of this year’s Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin. Four Pillars introduced this ginnovation to the world in 2015 during their World Gin Day celebrations. While I never had the chance to try the first vintage, a few people have told me that 2016 is a definite improvement. Shiraz .. […]

Hope on Hopkins Salt River Gin

Hope on Hopkins Gin

During my first visit to the Mother City in late 2015, on a boozy Friday night out, I asked a bartender for something local to have with my tonic water. His recommendation? Salt River Gin, made by the local distillery Hope on Hopkins. After the hangover subsided the following morning, I did a little research […]