Joadja Distillery in the Southern Highlands is located about 90 minutes from Sydney on a historic site that was once a mining village. It is apt that this village was worked on by Scottish migrants to produce oil shale and now is a whisky distillery. Today, the site gives a nod to the Scottish heritage … Continue reading Joadja Distillery
Take a trip to the Central Coast and explore some of our favourite areas; Killcare, Ettalong, Terrigal, Woy Woy and a place where we just visited some new great establishments - Gosford. The central coast has some awesome surf beaches; MacMasters beach, Shelly Beach, Avoca Beach and Umina to name a few. There’s also national … Continue reading A weekend in the Central Coast – where to go, eat and stay!
Distillery Botanica is set up on the perfect site for a Gin distillery. This Central Coast Distillery is located in Erina on a leafy 3 hectare site in a residential area. This space was once known as the Fragrant Gardens. The head distiller Philip Moore started out as a herbalist, initially taking over the gardens … Continue reading Get into the spirit @Distillery Botanica
Sarah knows I am a whisky enthusiast and came across the perfect gift for an anniversary present. Not a bottle of whisky, but an experience involving whisky. This whisky blending experience is offered by Archie Rose Distillery in the inner Sydney Suburb of Rosebery. The Whisky Blending experience is great for everyone, from those not … Continue reading Where to blend your own Whisky @Archie Rose
It was so good last year, that we returned for World Whisky day at Black Gate Distillery in Mendooran again. We most certainly will also be back next year. Mendooran where is that? Head over the mountains, though Capertree and Crafty's Distillery, via Mudgee for a coffee, through Dunny Doo for a top pie shop … Continue reading World Whisky Day at Black Gate Distillery
Austalia has received world wide recognition for producing quality whiskies. There is also a notable community of Australians enjoying the magic of this incredibly complex distilled elixir. Through this community we have met an aspiring and inspiring individual affectionately known as Crafty. Well known within the Australian whisky scene and well recognised by his trademark … Continue reading Whisky trail western NSW, visit Craft Works distillery
Brix Distillery is located in the heart of Surry Hills, just a few hundred metres from Taylor Square, Oxford Street. Whilst Sydney pretty much had rum as a currency in the 1800’s, it fell out of favour for a while. Despite this, Australia is known for producing some of the best. Brix is a bar … Continue reading Bringing Rum back to Sydney
We were told this town in the sacred valley was interesting and worth a stop on the way back from Machu Picchu, so we opted to get the Peru Rail train there and stay a night. When we hopped off the train from Machu Picchu, we were expecting to find a small Archaeological town, which … Continue reading Where to go in the Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Peru