Image of the Day: The Baxter Inn, Sydney, Australia

As per usual with speakeasy-type bars, Sydney’s Baxter is next to impossible to find. It’s tucked away in an alley, down a flight of uninviting, industrial-looking stairs. But your perseverance will be rewarded as the whisk(e)y list boasts more than 200 selections from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the U.S., Canada and, as this photo suggests, some world-class offerings produced right in Australia. The Aussie micro-distilling scene got a head start on America’s and, as a result, many of its whiskies—especially those crafted throughout Tasmania—hold their own against some of the finest Speyside and Kentucky output.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at and can be streamed and downloaded at

Posted on April 21, 2015, in Australia, bars, Drinkable Image, whisky/whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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