Other Drinks

Lark’s Para whisky

Tasmania’s Lark Distilling is a pioneer—and a giant-killer, having won awards in competition against some of the famed distilleries of Scotland and elsewhere.

Free spirits

When I discovered that there was a distillery a few minutes walk from my house I reacted with enthusiasm.

Four Pillars Gin

I ruffled the feathers of more than one gin producer recently by suggesting the current gin-obsession was largely about fashion. The noisiest of the three people behind Four Pillars Gin, Sydney publicist, wine guy and entertainer Stuart Gregor, rushed me a bottle of his finest, with the suggestion that I bring myself up to speed. He also sent some bottles of Fevertree mixers, which his firm Liquid Ideas represents as the publicist.

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Great Gin

Broken Heart Gin – $49.99 This brilliant gin was distilled locally but beat all comers in a recent tasting of six gins. Mix with tonic, ice and (importantly) a twist of orange peel for a truly memorable drink. Now available on www.winedealer.co.nz First published in