Good gin just the tonic this sum­mer

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Mayors’ Messages -

AN icy cold gin and tonic is tipped to be one of the most pop­u­lar drinks this sum­mer.

Mane Liquor’s El­liot Moore said he now stocked more than 100 gins and it had be­come “mas­sive” this sum­mer.

“Our cli­mate suits a gin and tonic and even some straight gins,” he said.

Brew­ers are also look­ing at mak­ing higher al­co­hol beers, which are be­com­ing com­mon.

Mr Moore said beers were also be­com­ing slightly hop­pier.

“More bit­ter­ness and more fruit char­ac­ter­is­tics on the nose of the beer,” he said.

“The de­mand is for big beers and big flavours with a big smell on the nose. It’s like Lit­tle Crea­tures Pale Ale on steroids.”

In terms of wine this sum­mer, peo­ple will be look­ing to go for lighter, dryer and very com­plex but not big full flavours.

“I think rose is go­ing to be big; more guys are drink­ing it,” he said.

Mr Moore said Aus­tralians were look­ing more to­wards what the Amer­i­cans were drink­ing in terms of what they con­sume.

“Face­book and In­sta­gram help as they see what is hap­pen­ing and fol­low the trend of what Amer­i­cans do big time,” he said,

He also said peo­ple were look­ing at sup­port­ing the lo­cal and smaller man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Mane Liquor just cel­e­brated its 10th year and in the past three years has been rated as best beer store in Aus­tralia by rate­beer.com.

The Aus­tralian Depart­ment of Health rec­om­mends that for healthy men and women, drink­ing no more than two stan­dard drinks on any day re­duces the risk of harm from al­co­hol­re­lated dis­ease or in­jury over a life­time.

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