ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT
The Community Spirit was born through a collaboration between Nip of Courage, Spirits and Cocktails Australia, and a number of Australian Craft Distilleries. The initiative started as a means to assist bushfire affected distilleries following the Australian bushfire crisis of 2019-2020.
The Bushfire Relief Project consisted of two main stages. Firstly, a grant provided by Spirits and Cocktails Australia was used to purchase stock from bushfire affected distilleries at full retail value. By doing this, the project helped these distilleries stay afloat during the time that many of them had to be evacuated and/or close their cellar doors.
As the communities begin to rebuild The Community Spirit moved to the second stage of the project - encouraging visitors back into these regions. The Community Spirit road trip covered 10 bushfire affected distilleries over the course of a week. 10 videos were produced through the road trip, highlighting the distillery experience at each location.
The Community Spirit hopes to be able to run more community-minded projects in the future and support the relationships within the Australian spirit industry.
Spirits & Cocktails Australia is a membership association representing the interests of spirit drinkers and all involved in the production, marketing and sale of spirits in Australia. Their vision is to promote and protect a spirits sector that improves Australia’s drinking culture to create social and economic opportunities for future generations.
Nip of Courage is the first distributor to represent 100% Australian made and owned craft spirits. It is also the first female-owned and run spirits distribution company in Australia. Its mission is to bring the world quality Australian craft spirits with provenance that captivates the hearts and minds of discerning drinkers.