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Miami distillery Granddad Jack's drops a batch of new-age whiskey
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Miami distillery Granddad Jack’s drops a batch of new-age whiskey

Miami-based purveyors of quality spirits Granddad Jack's will drop its first-ever batch of limited-release whiskey this weekend – and it's called It's Not Whiskey. So, while it is whiskey, there are a bunch of odd rules that say it can't be called that. Technicalities aside – it's delicious, there are less than 100 bottles being released, and you need to get your paws on some. Here's how ... more

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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter's night in
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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter’s night in

The Gold Coast's winters may be fleeting and relatively painless, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the bounties of the season. We’re talking mulled wine, belly-warming carbs and the high priestess of winter treats, hot chocolate. We’ve slurped our way through countless cups to determine five hot choccy brands you should be stocking in your pantry for the chilly months ahead. more


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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home
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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home

Shake up your soda game with these artisan antidotes sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your cocktails, mocktails and everything in between. From native Australian botanicals to the finest international ingredients, these craft sodas and mixers have placed quality and flavour at the forefront, and done away with the overloaded sweeteners and artificial additives. Now the teetotallers can enjoy as much flavour and complexity as their boozy counterparts, while those after a tipple can ensure their mixers are worthy of their spirits. Check out some of our favourite craft concoctions below. more

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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast
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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast

How many times have you settled in for a night on the couch in your track pants, only to realise that you're completely out of wine, then you reach for the gin and there's not a single drop left? Or perhaps you've thrown a killer house party and your entire liquor cabinet is dry in 2.3 seconds flat? Well, booze hounds, your sipping saviour has arrived – it's time to get acquainted with Jimmy Brings. more

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The Weekend Series: five Queensland wine brands you should be sipping right now
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The Weekend Series: five Queensland wine brands you should be sipping right now

You might not think the sun-baked stretches of our state would be conducive to crafting a good drop of wine, but these five local labels are here to prove you wrong. Hailing from the Granite Belt Region through to Tamborine Mountain and Brisbane City, these homegrown heroes are forging strong reputations in the industry and putting Queensland on the winemaking map. If you plan on doing a little swirling, sniffing, sipping and swishing this weekend, add these wine labels to your list. more

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The Weekend Series: five non-alcoholic alternatives to wet your whistle
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The Weekend Series: five non-alcoholic alternatives to wet your whistle

Whether you’re a non-drinker, the designated driver, on a health kick, pregnant, not in the mood or even just hungover from the night before – we know that up until recently, your non-alcoholic alternatives kinda sucked. Your options were either swamped with sugar or dull and tasteless. But not anymore. We welcome in the new wave of non-alcoholic spirits and wines to get the party started (but keep the party-guilt away). more

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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service
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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service

An empty beer fridge is a disturbing sight, but now you can rest easy knowing a new pack of hand-selected hops will be heading your way without having to do a thing. The beer brain behind Sydney’s legendary Craft Cartel Liquor store is now sending his picks around the nation, with the launch of an online craft beer subscription service. more