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Interesting articles, cocktail recipes and fun!

Learn about the Illawarra Plum

A delicious Australian native bush tucker fruit, native to the east coast of NSW. Click here to learn more!

Native Stingless Bees

Click here to learn more about the super rare, delicious native Australian honey which delicately balances Daalgaal gin.

The Three Ways to Make Gin

The Three Ways to Make Gin

You might have just read out article, What is gin? Now that you know what it is, let’s delve a little deeper into how gin is made. There are three main methods: 1.    Maceration Gin botanicals such as juniper, coriander, citrus peels, angelica root, orris root,...

How to make the perfect Australian martini

How to make the perfect Australian martini

While the exact history of the martini is unknown, the Australian martini traces its lineage all the way back to 2019, with a release of a gin made excluseively from Australian native juniper, Boobialla. Coupled with a delicious Australian dry vermouth, the Australian...

Why are alcoholic spirits so expensive in Australia?

Why are alcoholic spirits so expensive in Australia?

For anyone who has ever travelled overseas, have you ever wondered why alcohol seems to be so much cheaper than it does in Australia? For example, in most of Europe and the US, you can easily pickup a good bottle of vodka for under $20, which pales in comparison to...

Australian Gin Consumption: Growth in the Sector

Australian Gin Consumption: Growth in the Sector

Australia has seen steady growth in the consumption of alcoholic spirits, with sales increasing from 64.4 million litres in 2014 to 66.1 million litres in 2019. The industry is dominated by Diageo Plc who account for over a quarter of sales, followed by Suntory...

Great gin bars in Wollongong

Great gin bars in Wollongong

Wollongong is the hometown of Headlands Distilling Co.! There are tons of great small bars here to enjoy. Here are a few of them: Humber Perfectly situated in the heart of Wollongong’s CBD, with plenty of other bars and restaurants within short walking distance if you...

Everything you need to know about juniper

Everything you need to know about juniper

Juniper is the main ingredient of all gin. Let’s delve a little deeper into what it actually is! Juniper or common juniper is a shrub or small tree which is a species of conifer. Conifers are plants which have cones bearing seeds and needle like leaves and are usually...

What is gin?

What is gin?

Gin has officially made a comeback, with thousands of types on the market and new releases every day, but what exactly is it? Let's delve a little deeper! Gin is over 99% vodka. WHAT? You won't believe how many people tell us at markets that they drink gin every day,...

Best yeast for making vodka

Best yeast for making vodka

With over 1500 types of yeast, it can get super confusing on which yeast to use for making vodka. There is no correct answer, any yeast which produces ethanol can be used to make vodka. However, some are better suited than others since vodka is defined as a...

Fermenting on or off the grains

Fermenting on or off the grains simply means whether the grains are present during fermentation or not. Fermenting ON the grains means that the grain is still present. Fermenting OFF the grains means that the grains are separated before fermentation. This article is...

What is vodka made from?

What is vodka made from?

What is vodka made from? One of the first questions we get is usually “isn’t vodka only madefrom potatoes?” Vodka can be made from potatoes, but the majority ofvodka is actually made from grains such as wheat and rye, with potatovodka only a small fraction. The...