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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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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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WHISKY IN THE SNOWY ALPSTEIN

Next stop in the European jaunt this month has been Säntis, the amazing Swiss Malt Whisky Distillery in Appenzell, a town at the foot of the Alpstein mountains.

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JOURNALTom Ambroz
PASTIS MEANS "A MESS"

Photos taken from our recent visit to the wonderful and hospitable lads at Argala. Pastis means 'a mess' or cloud, louche, haze, in Occitan, the native language of the guys in the valley. Enrico and Piero from Argala have mastered this anise-based aperitif after much trial and tasting. Nebla on the white label is the first batch of Pastis they made.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE EUROTRIP: GUS "RESEARCHES"

Our head honcho; the guru of all things aromatic - Angus Burton, is on a very special, high level research mission in Europe.

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JOURNALTom Ambroz
PHANTOM SPIRITS RUMS ARE ON OUR DOORSTEP!

"Phantom Spirits is a council established to disrupt the new world spirits order by infiltrating the purveyors of injustice by the way of the shadow."

That is the maxim of Phantom Spirits; a Danish company specializing in cask finishes of rum from around Central America; and they are doing some seriously interesting experimentation.

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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT GUIDE

Who doesn't like booze at Christmas? It's a present, an offering, the great leveller of man and an all round festive item. These are our picks for the best spirits to gift, pour or just hide away in your room with.

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THE NEW RECRUIT - TOM AMBROZ

We've got another spirited individual joining the fold. Tom Ambroz is our newest recruit, helping get the good word out to you.

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SÄNTIS WHISKY IS BACK!

It’s been some time in hiatus now, but we are very happy to announce that Säntis Whisky is back in stock!

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THE SPIRIT PEOPLE FAMILY GROWS - MEET JAMES SNELGROVE

The family is growing, and we're loving it. Our friends around New South Wales can be comforted in the fact that we have a man on the ground. Snelgrove... James Snelgrove.

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MEET TASMANIA'S PRODIGAL SON - NIALL MAURICI

One of the best things about being based in Hobart is that we are surrounded by a rich industry of intensely passionate and focussed individuals who love to create and innovate. Bar mentor Niall Maurici is one of these individuals…

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MELBOURNE'S TIPO 00 JOINS HOBART'S FICO BISTRO

This Saturday 10th June Tipo 00's head chef Andreas joins Oskar and Freddy at Fico in Hobart for what is set to be a ridiculously delicious affair.

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WORLD GIN DAY AT ROBBIE BROWN'S

This Saturday 10th of June we are heading down to Robbie Brown's on Kingston Beach to run a quick masterclass on Bert Shugg's Retiring Gin.

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YOU'RE INVITED TO DINNER AT FICO BISTRO & VINO

Join us on June 17 at Fico Bistro and Vino for an afternoon and evening of food and drinks.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE'S COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS @ DIER MAKR

We're delighted to support Jakob Etzold & Angus Burton from Spirit People tonight at Hobart's new favourite restaurant Dier Makr.

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WALCHER DISTILLERY’S RONDÒ APERITIVO BIO IS BACK IN STORE

Attention. The struggle is over. Get ready to pop those bottles of sparkling, because our Rondò Aperitivo Bio is back.

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DIER MARISQUERIA: ATTRACTING A HOST OF MEDIA ATTENTION

The three-way collaboration Dier Marisqueria - by Luke Burgess, Deborah Blank and Spirit People’s Angus Burton - is well underway.

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SPIRIT PEOPLE PRESENTS ROMANO LEVI GRAPPA DI BAROLO

Romano Levi single-vintage unfiltered DOCG Barolo Grappa hits Australia for the first time.

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VODKA: ONCE AGAIN ON THE TIP OF OUR TONGUES

Once again, our Vestal Pomorze Vodka and Hartshorn Distillery Sheep Whey Vodka have caught media attention. Mike Bennie for Men’s Style Magazine Australia writes about a new breed of vodka.

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DIER MARISQUERIA OPEN FOR BOOKINGS IN HOBART

Luke Burgess & Deborah Blank invite you to dinner with Spirit People at Hobart's iconic Dier Makr.

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