Interview with Diplomatico Rum

If you’re looking for more spirits-related interviews such as with Master Distillers, Blenders, Coopers, Brand Ambassadors, and bar industry professionals, head over to our sibling website, Cocktails & Bars under the PEOPLE category. Recent interviews include: Meet the People: Ger Buckley, Jameson Master Cooper Meet Australia’s Disaronno Mixing Stars 2016…

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Best Whisky Interviews


Over the last six years, Gourmantic has had the privilege of meeting and interviewing many whisky luminaries who have visited our distant shores. It’s no surprise to regular readers that whisky is the number one spirit that we have featured over the years, with over 160 whisky articles published to…

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Interview with Dave Broom

Dave Broom

Renowned whisky writer, Dave Broom was recently in Australia for the launch of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015 in Melbourne which we attended and for World Class Australian Finals for 2015 in Sydney. Dave Broom * We caught up with him at both events and in this…

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Interview with Jim McEwan: The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin with Jim McEwan

During his #JimDownUnder2014 tour, I had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Jim McEwan, Bruichladdich Master Distiller. Following that interview, he spoke exclusively to Gourmantic about the inspiration behind The Botanist Gin and the origins of the spirit that is distilled using 31 botanicals, 22 of which are native…

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