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.
When I discovered that there was a distillery a few minutes walk from my house I reacted with enthusiasm.
I enjoy saké very much and have to say that the tasting with Fumi fuelled my passion for this wonderful drink.
Just as craft beer revolutionised the beer industry, artisanal spirits have captured the heart of minds of sommeliers, mixologists and curious consumers.
The trio of Dasher + Fisher gins are innovatively conceived and named.
Archie Rose has teamed up with a tattoo artist to launch a range of gins inspired by Japan.
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.
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