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4 Hidden Bars Home to Sydney’s Best Whisky Cocktails

There’s something enticing about a hidden bar don’t you think? The mystery, the hunt, the satisfaction in knowing a small secret that remains unbeknown to others… Now, we realise the irony in publishing these hidden bars for all to see, but best believe these joints are home to some of the best whisky cocktails we’ve come across, so it would be sacrilegious not to share.

 

  1. The Baxter Inn

Address: 152/156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

The Baxter Inn is a whisky bar inspired by old school Boston. Dimly lit and cosy with dark wooden features, the bar is hidden down the back of an alleyway in central Sydney that can prove quite difficult to find for newcomers. But as regulars would know, Baxter’s is recognised as not only one of Sydney’s, but the world’s best stocked bars, boasting an impressive array of whisky's from throughout the globe which totals over a whopping 800. The whiskey selection is organised according to regions that are...

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World Whisky Day Australia 2021, presented by Drinks with Dave

Save the date and get ready to indulge because World Whisky Day is just around the corner. This year, come May 15th marks the tenth anniversary of the momentous occasion, bringing together people from all over the world to celebrate the water of life.

 

Held annually on the third Saturday in May, World Whisky Day invites everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to get together and raise a toast to the glorious golden liquor. Commemorated through tastings, events and gatherings, the event marks an occasion to come together for a bit of Old Fashioned fun (pun intended).

 

Here at Drinks With Dave we will be hosting an online whisky tasting as a way to connect with other like-minded enthusiasts, expand our knowledge and sip on some different quality whisky types. Our event will be led by the best in the business. Professionals who will guide you through the tastings and educate you so you too can be a whisky expert in no time. Did we mention this occurs all whilst in...

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The run-down on Whiskey - Everything you need to know delivered to you neat

Ahhhh whiskey, where to start? You’ve got Scotch, bourbon and rye, grain, single-malt and blended, not to mention its differing characteristics depending on where in the world it’s from. Feeling confused? Don’t worry, it can be hard to wrap your head around, but Dave's here to help you straighten out the confusion and give you the low-down on the differences between the delectable dark liquor.

 

First of all, let’s get a few quick things straight. There are two main types of whiskey: malt and grain - grain whiskey is simply made from any grains, including but not limited to wheat and corn, whilst malt whiskey is specifically made from malted barley. Within this you can get single-malt whiskey or blended. Blended whiskey accounts for the vast majority of whiskeys on the market, produced by combining liquor from different malt and grain distilleries. On the other hand, single-malt whiskey is exactly as it sounds and is classified as such when the...

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