MEXIPIÑADA - A PARISIAN TROPICAL DREAM

“So off I set, and by the time I was completely agreeing with Arthur’s summary and while still chatting with Thomas, he served me up the Mexipiñada as a parting shot. How good is this? I thought. “The drink has to look good,” he said.

“Not only that, this is one of the tastiest, simple drinks that I ever had in that city.”

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SPRING SPRUNG

Aptly named Spring Sprung, this margarita twist takes the uniqueness of the Charles Oates Apple Spirit in all its dry, crunchy and crisp glory and uses it as a placeholder for what would normally be tequila. The result will knock your socks off.

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LAWRENNY ESTATE || 1818 SETTLERS GIN

With a trio of Lawrenny Estate products hitting our shop over the past few weeks we are concluding this shout out with a favourite. The 1818 Settlers Gin rounds out the Lawrenny trifecta with a distillery strength tribute to Tasmania’s early setters. 

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WHO IS KATIE HEPPER?

We sat down with Katie Hepper, of The Understory, to talk about the poetic resonance of her graphic and illustrative work and her ability to take natures tiny, often overlooked details and elevate them to works on paper that are unique, humble and beautifully inspired.

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LAWRENNY ESTATE || SAINT CLAIR VODKA

Saint Clair Vodka from Lawrenny Estate is a welcome change after a lengthy period of cocktail trends all but masking the taste of the spirits they contained. This is one highly aromatic and proudly Tasmanian spirit and we are thrilled to include it in our portfolio.

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LAWRENNY ESTATE || VAN DIEMEN'S GIN

Lawrenny Distillery manage to capture the essence of Tasmania bottled it within their portfolio of spirits. Their Van Diemen’s Gin embraces Tasmania's pristine purity and highlights the natural freshness of this inspiring land.

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THE DEN COCKTAIL No. 4 || COSMIC EGGNOG

And here we come to the fourth and final chapter of our The Den x Spirit People cocktail series with a cracker of a drink - the Cosmic Eggnog!

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THE DEN COCKTAIL No. 3 || MAGIC PILL

Introducing the 3rd chapter in our series of cocktails served during our residency at The Den during this years Dark Mofo winter festival. What can we say about this drink? It's genre-bending, palate-defying, unusual, sexy, invigorating and yet still downright classy.

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MARIONETTE APRICOT BRANDY LIQUEUR

Since the release of their inaugural cocktail staples - a sweet, smooth but oh so dry cassis and a stunningly complex yet versatile orange curaçao - the next addition to the burgeoning Marionette portfolio of liqueurs has been much anticipated. We are thrilled to announce that they have now released the perfect addition, an apricot brandy

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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 ESTATE 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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