Image: Tash Sorensen

Image: Tash Sorensen

Hi everyone, Angus Burton here, founder of Spirit People.

This is a very brief note to announce that henceforth Spirit People will focus on a busy events and catering schedule, and will no longer be operating as a distribution business.

The decision to step into this different direction has come after months of talking and thinking, and has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to those of you who have ever stopped by to read, talk or taste any of the spirits we introduced to the Australian market for the first time:

  • Romano Levi Grappa

  • Argalà artisanal liquors

  • Puni Single Malt Whisky

  • The Clumsy Bear Vodka

  • Hartshorn Sheep Whey Vodka

  • Vestal Vodka

  • The Retiring Gin

  • Stählemühle Aqua Vitae

  • Säntis Malt Whisky

  • Rondò Aperitivo

  • Phantom Spirits Rums

  • and Marionette Liqueurs in Tasmania

However most of all I’d like to thank the distillers I’ve worked with. Small, family-owned distilleries, producing delicious drinks that speak of place.

This has been an incredible, life-defining journey, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with James Snelgrove, Julius Yates, Tom Ambroz, Megan Sahli, Tiffany Vinidopoulos, and Ewen Davies, on events, marketing and sales. You guys are total legends who really helped drive the business to new heights.

I can’t wait to share news soon on how to access the above-mentioned products, and with a bit more detail on where you will find me.

With thanks and lots of love - I’m looking forwards to seeing you soon.