6 years since its inception, this inconspicuous little cocktail bar has achieved worldwide fame and recognition, hosted historical events, launched the careers of some of Australia's most well-known industry personalities and cemented its place as an institution of the Melbourne bar scene. This year has marked a new era for 1806 with new staff members, a new menu and another 2 Bartender Magazine Bar Awards.
Each guest also received the new volume of 1806's Cocktail Book/Menu researched and written by Nick Reed and consultant James Tait titled "1806 Cocktails: World History as seen through the bottom of a glass”.
This new volume has once again raised the standard just as its predecessor did 4 years before. The book is made up of six chapters which each delve into the relationship between world events of a particular era and the corresponding evolution of mixed drinks. Each chapter is accompanied by a list of drinks from the respective period of time - complete with their recipes. The expanse of writing is broken up by a number of fascinating illustrations that were hand sketched from photos by owner of 1806, Lisa Kelly herself.
Gastrology bloggers attended 1806's 6th birthday event as guests of 1806.