The Dominion League
Dim Rtshiladze - Bar Manager
All Spice Mai Tai
A bar that focuses on liquids of the dark kind. Around 250 rums and whiskies, with a sub-focus on Australian made products. It is two venues in one, a pub-style bar on the street level with rotating taps to feature rare one-off Australian and international beers, and a cocktail/spirit focused bar in the basement.
What is your background within the industry?
I’ve been working in the industry now for about 9 years. For the last 6 years, I’ve been involved in opening cocktail/spirit bars. Right now position is bar manager of The Dominion League and Mechanics Institute.
What was the inspiration behind the cocktail you made?
To take one of the most famous rum drinks ever (The Mai Tai) and beef it up to accentuate some of the rich, spice driven flavours that are found in Beenleigh Double Barrel 5 Year Old Rum, such as star anise, cinnamon and cloves.
What do you think about the flavour profile?
In a word, outstanding. Flavourful, rich, with delicious notes of caramel and toffee apple.
What type of drinks do you think this rum would be useful for?
Any style of drink really. It is approachable enough to drink straight, bold enough to stand up in pretty much any classic rum cocktail, and affordable enough to use in simple mixed drinks. I’d recommend either a Mai Tai or a simple mule with ginger beer, mint, and lime.
How do you rate the 100% Australian made Beenleigh Artisan Distillers Rum?
Great. It has what every consumer and bartender is looking for: versatility, affordability, and drinkability.