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Luke McCarthy

A professional barman in one of Australia’s most revered whisky establishments, Luke McCarthy has also travelled the world to learn more about the spirits he serves. The result is two parts drinks culture and one part global trends, served with a dash of critical assessment.

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A whisky secret worth seeking out

A new world of experimentation exists in the shadows of some beloved brands.

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The Australiano, a perfect tipple for election night.

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Five cocktails for election night

Reward your survival of an arduous election campaign with a stiff drink.

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Scotch or Irish - what's your dram of choice?

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Return of a whiskey powerhouse

Back from the brink, one country is powering to new prominence.

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It's time to take another look at lager.

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Time to take another look at lager

Long derided by ale fans, lager may finally be worth frothing about.

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Gin and tonic.

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Ten tasty Aussie gins to try

Local produce is at the centre of a fascinating new gin craze.

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