THE DEN COCKTAIL No. 2 || THE HILLS HAVE IRES

Here we bring you the second chapter in the ode to our residency at The Den during Dark Mofo this year. By popular demand, we bring you the extrapolated version of what was our best seller over three mad weeks - The Hills Have Ires.

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LAWRENNY DISTILLERY

Nestled between verdant fields, on the banks of the Derwent River in Tasmania's Central Highlands you will find a regal estate. Picturesque and surrounded by lush greenery, Lawrenny Estate exudes a charm that is wholly defined by its environment and history. 

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THE DEN COCKTAIL No. 1 || MASTER & MARGARITA

The MASTER & MARGARITA is a very simple twist on a classic formula that anyone can make at home. It was also one of our most aromatic cocktails during an unforgettable three-week popup at The Den during Dark Mofo 2018.

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THE END OF A GIN ERA

Friends, it's with some sadness that we announce that we have received our final-ever allocation of The Retiring Gin.

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5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT EWEN DAVIES

Late last year (suspiciously close to Jesus' birthday) we had a very special arrival in Tasmania. A strange, eerie character from the North.. the kind you would see in a Hans Christian Anderson tale.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE x MAKER

Maker is one of those sublimely considered places that oozes architectural suave and masculine cool. Our own Ewen Davies will be jumping behind the copper beast of a bar this Sunday 5th August to do what we do best - talk spirits, mix up some seasonal cocktails and stir up a whole bunch of fun. 

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WHO IS PILAR BASA?

If you were following our events during Dark Mofo this year, you might have seen some of the incredible imagery of runes and beasties that helped bring the Spirit People events to life. Born from the incredible mind of Sydney-based artist Pilar Basa, these creatures have lifted the bar for us as we now start planning our summer events.


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SPIRIT PEOPLE ARE BRISBANE-BOUND

We’ve decided we can’t hack the cold anymore so we’re Brisbane bound!!!!

And boy do we have a lineup of events on the cards to immerse ourselves in the uniquely fabulous spirits industry that is absolutely pumping in Brisbane.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE x P & V WINE & LIQUOR MERCHANTS

This Wednesday 25th July, Spirit Peoples Angus Burton will once again join family forces with his enormously talented brother Campbell - aka Campbell Burton Wines - at P & V Wine & Liquor Merchants who promise to bring the good times. 

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ARGALÀ APERITIVO BITTER RETURNS

The panic has subsided…we are enormously pleased to announce the return of the much revered and fabulously tasty Aperitivo Bitter Artigianale from the talented lads at Argalà. 

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INSTORE AT MR WEST

Spirit People’s very own fearless leader, Angus Burton, will be hitting old Melbourne town tomorrow night with his brother Campbell Burton of Campbell Burton Wines to bring the family rumpus room to Mr West.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE x RESTAURANT SHIK WINTER TRADE TASTING

Join us at Melbourne’s Restaurant Shik on the 24th July where we will be joining some incredibly talented industry peeps to present some of our much loved and most popular products to the hospitality industry.

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ROMANO LEVI MOSCATO

When the young Romano Levi inherited his fathers' Piedmontese distillery at the age of 16, he took the only option seemingly available to him and began working as a self-taught distiller, producing some of the worlds most highly sought after grappa’s available today.

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CLUMSY BEAR VODKA MARTINI

Den Klodsede (Clumsy Bear) Vodka has wallops of flavour, and is made with utter care. It tastes like sweet malt, has strength, and yet no sharp edges. These characteristics make it a superb basis for a vodka martini so, without further ado, we present to you the Clumsy Bear Vodka Martini;

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WALCHER BIO BITTER

Designed by the Walcher wizards as an all-organic substitute ingredient for other Italian or general aperitif spirits, Venticinque Bio Bitter is a fantastic product to elevate some of the most iconic classic cocktails.

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PHANTOM SPIRITS: VANILLA SHAKE

With their Guatemalan 4yo Vanilla Shake Rum Phantom Spirits proves that they definitely know how to produce a top-shelf spirit through unrivaled sourcing and inspired methods. 

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ARGALÀ ARTISANAL PASTIS

Although pastis is generally associated with its French genealogy, the clever minds at Argalà have managed to produce an outstanding Italian derivative in their own artisanal version.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE WITH TASMANIAN JUICE PRESS AT WINTER FEAST

We have joined forces with the amazing Tasmanian Juice Press for this years Winter Feast and we are marrying their already incredible juices with the likes of our Charles Oates and Phantom Spirits products for a match made in Dark Mofo heaven.

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THE BLOODTUB

The Bloodtub, so named for the small barrel it is served in at this year’s Winter Feast, is the Rob Roy inspired cocktail offering from the ever inspiring Sullivans Cove Distillery at Dark Mofo this year. 

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SPIRIT PEOPLE x BOTTLETOPS 2018

We are very proud to be back among another stellar line up of some of Australia’s most thought provoking and inspiring small producers and importers of beer, wine and spirits for this year's BottleTops Tasting event.

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