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Pinot Noir SV NV

Rowlee Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

From the Orange region, parcels are harvested a week apart to assist in the search for complexity, grown at 950...

Small Acres Cyder 2020 Vintage

Cider is a perennially misunderstood and under-appreciated beverage. ‘Proper’ ciders made from cider apples, like those from Orange producer Small...

Antipodes Gin Co Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin

There’s been a groundswell of new entrants to the wine/gin hybrid space following the remarkable success of Four Pillars’ Bloody...

Lark Distilling Co PARA100 Single Malt Whisky

A beautiful synergy between Australian wine history and Tasmanian whisky, this rare (only 450 bottles produced) is an extraordinarily decadent...

Lark Oloroso Cask Release 2021

Some whiskies just grab you from the first sniff, and this is such a whisky. The key is the barrels...

White Rabbit Sour Red

For some time now, White Rabbit has been quietly knocking out some of Australia’s best sour beers at its barrel...

Panhead Pep Torque Watermelon Sour Ale

From NZ’s Panhead comes this zesty fruited ale made using the ‘kettle souring’ method; whereby the beer is soured using lactic...

John Walker & Sons Bicentenary Blend 28 Years Old

It has been 200 years since John Walker first opened his store in Kilmarnock near Glasgow. No doubt the bicentenary...

White Rabbit Weisse Ling Sour Ale

Pours bright and clear, but the colour is an odd sort of pinky brown. The aromatics are slightly vinegary; there’s...

The Gospel Straight Rye Whiskey

Melbournian outfit The Gospel Distillers has made an impressive entry to the nascent Australian rye whiskey category. Co-founder Andrew Fitzgerald...

Westward Whiskey Oregon Stout Cask Finish

The first permanent extension to the Westward Whiskey range – Westward Oregon Stout Cask Finish – has recently become available...

Moo Brew IPA

Moo Brew IPA is a long overdue addition to the permanent range for the Tasmanian brewer, which has somewhat stubbornly...

Panhead Custom Ales Lube Nube IPA

This is an outstanding west coast IPA from New Zealand brand Panhead Custom Ales, part of Lion NZ.   Based...

Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso

Lyre’s has released an impressive set of non-alcoholic spirits that have exploded internationally. In line with current trends, people are...

Four Pillars Changing Seasons Gin

This new gin is a collaboration between two heavyweights of Asia Pacific craft distilling; Australia’s Four Pillars and The Kyoto...

James Squire Broken Shackles Lager

Craft lagers have supposedly been on the cusp of a boom ever since I’ve been writing about beer. James Squire...

Balter Brewing Bunker Buster Session Ale

Thank you isolation, for giving us the opportunity to enjoy the Gold Coast outfit’s new limited release in the comfort...

Legent Bourbon

The Scotch Whisky industry has been using cask finishes to add interest to their releases for years by subtly altering...

Range DDH DIPA

I bought this beer because the can art looked cool and the letters on the front intrigued me, which stand...

HOPE Grapefruit Hazy IPA

As the name suggests there is definitely grapefruit in this beer. An enormous citrus aroma greets your nose and the...

Philter XPA

Sometimes after a long day you just need a beer! A real crowd pleaser with medium bitterness, this crafty little...

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Scotch Whisky – 94 Points

Laphroaig is the ultimate love it or hate it style of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The distillery is located on...

Capital Brewing Co Rock Hopper IPA

A big, juicy, aromatic West Coast IPA from the Canberra based Capital Brewing co, the Rock Hopper IPA is a...

Bridge Road Brewers Beechworth Pale Ale

The signature pale ale from Bridge Road Brewers is well regarded as the benchmark of Australian Pale Ales and it...