The best alcohol ads of all time

Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, alcoholic beverages of all different varieties are consumed and enjoyed (preferably responsibly) worldwide. For as long as advertising has existed, alcohol producers have been responsible for some of the most entertaining and creative works, in both TV commercials and print media.

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Tighes Hill Cellars announced as Finalist and Winner in the Hunter Business Awards

This year, Tighes Hill Cellars was once again named as a Finalist in the Hunter Business Awards for two separate categories. On Friday August 23rd, 2019, the winners were announced and we are very excited to announce that Tighes Hill Cellars won the award for ‘Excellence in Micro Business.’

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Looking forward to THE DALMORE WHISKY and CRAFT SPIRIT FESTIVAL

The Beer Geeks at Tighes Hill Cellars are super keen to be indulging in a world of artisan spirits on Saturday 24th August, 2019. We will be attending The Dalmore Whisky and Craft Spirit Festival at Babylon. 

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Whiskey origins explained

Whisky, or whiskey is an extremely popular spirit that is distilled from fermented grain mash. Firstly, you may have seen it spelled both whisky and whiskey, so if you’re confused- here’s the difference.

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Why some mums are craft-y

While some mums are crafty with drawings, paintings, home decorating, baking, and DIY around the house, our favourite craft-y mums are the ones who love a good craft beer. That’s right, you don’t have to be a man to be a beer geek. At Tighes Hill Cellars, we have some wonderful female customers who visit in search of craft beer sensations all the time. As we have recently celebrated Mother’s Day, we thought May was a great time to explore the history of women and beer brewing.

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All about the Independent Brewers Association

At Tighes Hill Cellars, we love craft beer and we support independent brewers locally, and across Australia, by showcasing their amazing brews in our store. We have a great relationship with the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), and for our latest blog, we caught up with Jason Sommers, the Event Manager at IBA. He filled us in on all things IBA. If you don’t know much about who they are, or what they do, read on!

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Let us be-GIN the conversation about gin

Let’s be-GIN with some historical information about another classic spirit…gin of course! More than just a main component to the ever popular ‘gin and tonic’ beverage, gin has been around for centuries. It is a distilled alcohol, derived predominantly from juniper berries. Of all the spirits, gin has the broadest range, boasting various backgrounds, styles and flavours.

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All about RUM

The infamous drink choice for the Royal Navy and pirates sailing the Caribbean was rum. The first of the spirits to be branded, rum has a history as rich as its enticing flavour.

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The history of the spirits

Wine, beer and spirits have been some of the world’s most popular beverages since… the dawn of time.  The history of distilled spirits is quite long and intriguing so, we’d like to cover some of the general highlights in this blog.

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What is so special about top-shelf spirits?

You may have heard about our Spirit Revolution already? At Tighes Hill Cellars, we are fighting for top shelf taste because quality is important to us. So, what exactly is a top-shelf spirit?

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To ale or not to ale, that is the question!

Beer, ale, lager- if you’re not a beer geek, you may not know the difference. Essentially, beer is either an ale or a lager, and the types of yeast and the brewing style used during the fermentation process typically determine which type you end up with. 

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Ways to avoid and cure hangovers

At Tighes Hill Cellars, we have had an exciting few months with some serious celebrating. Between attending an awards night, the introduction of our Super Six Pack (aka the best six pack ever!), and our VIP partnership with Bitter and Twisted, there’s been a few drinks going on. With that in mind, and knowing Christmas and New Years are fast approaching, we’d like to share some of our best tips when it comes to avoiding and curing hangovers.

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Meet the Super 6

At Tighes Hill Cellars, we understand that variety is the spice of life, and that everyone has different tastes and levels of experience when it comes to beer. So, the Beer Geeks have come up with a solution- the SUPER 6.

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The truth about low-carb beers... are they really better for you?

So, you love beer but you’re a little worried about your waistline? According to a survey conducted by VicHealth in 2010, 71% of respondents said they believed low-carb beers were the healthier option. But, is that true? Short answer - no, it’s actually not.

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We are proud VIP Event Partners for Bitter and Twisted

At Tighes Hill Cellars, we are super pumped to announce that we will be VIP Event Partners at Bitter and Twisted on November 3-4, 2018! As part of our duties, we will be running the VIP area. You can come along and visit your friendly beer geeks at the event and we can hook you up with an awesome beer. We will be serving up a storm- featuring Hawkers Beer and also available on tap, award winners such as; West Coast IPA, XPA, Stout, IPA, Pale Ale and Pilsner.

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Some hops for pops

It’s almost Father’s Day, and most dads love their beer. Before you get some hops for pops this Father’s Day, you may be wondering exactly what hops are? Unless you’re a beer geek, you probably don’t know too much about hops, other than it being a major ingredient in beer. You may have heard connoisseurs tell you they like “hoppy” beers, but find yourself wondering, what does all that actually mean?

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Hunter Business Award Finalists

We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Hunter Business Awards, for Excellence in Small Business. It is an honour to be recognised for our efforts and hard work in building a strong business. We have spent the last few years adapting our business model to withstand market competitiveness and positioning ourselves as industry leaders in our craft beer niche. The hard work has paid off!

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Natural Wine Masterclass

At Tighes Hill Cellars, one of the exciting features on offer to our members is the opportunity to attend our Exclusive VIP Wine Tastings. On Thursday May 31st, we celebrated the last day of Autumn 2018 with Tim Ward, test tasting his exquisite natural wines from the I’ll Fly Away range.

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Organic, Natural, preservative free wine. whats the difference?

So, you like a glass of wine here and there but you’ve heard all about the nasty ingredients in commercially mass produced wines and you’d like to try something better for you? If this is a new concept for you, arriving at the liquor store to discover the options are quite extensive and include organic, preservative free and natural wines, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Don’t be! The Beer Geeks at Tighes Hills Cellars have you covered and below, and we’ve made a list for you, explaining what each option is, and how it differs from the other kinds.

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Why buy craft beer?

There’s no doubt that craft beer is a “thing” and we think it’s here to stay. You may be wondering, what, exactly, is craft beer? The dictionary defines it as “a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by a small brewery.” This traditional style brew, which is non-mechanically produced, has a number of advantages over its mass produced counterparts, some of them include:

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A history of Tighes Hill Cellars

Tighes Hill Cellars has been selling quality alcoholic beverages to the community for years and historically, they are among some of the longest standing liquor stores around. The building itself has managed to stand proud throughout the decades, even as earthquakes and other natural disasters have rocked the region.

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