2021 Year In Review

What a year it has been! Like every other business in this climate we have battled our way through many lock-downs and navigated our way through a minefield of operational rules and regulations while doing our best to support our distillery and distributor partners. Here are some of this year's highlights that we would like look back on and share with you…


1. Spirits Business Ethical Award

This year we proudly received our award from The Spirits Business Awards for ethical contributions to the spirits industry for the Community Spirit Project we completed in 2020 in collaboration with ‘Spirits & Cocktails Australia’ that reached out to help distilleries affected by the 2020 bush fires. It was such an honour to receive this award and we are very proud of all that the Community Spirit Project was able to achieve. Special thanks to Phoebe Scutts who worked tirelessly behind the scenes on the production of the 10 videos for the project.


2. International Women’s Day

Our International Women’s Day lunch took place on the 7th March 2021 at Bloodwood Newtown. Nip of Courage were proud to be involved with a celebration for 'Women of Australian Distilling'.

This year’s event highlighted the stories and achievements of a number of women within the industry including:

- Alarna Doherty - Tara Distillery

- Ally Ayres - Karu Distillery

- Carla Daunton - Young Henrys

- Lisa Trustcott - Archie Rose

- Claire Van Vuuren - Bloodwood

- Julia Campbell - Women in Hospitality

- Judith Kennedy - Australian Gin Distillers Association

...and our very own Kathleen Davies.

The International Women's Day Lunch at Bloodwood featured local beer, wine, and spirits with the support of P&V Wine & Liquor and Philter Brewing. The food menu was curated by Claire Van Vuuren. It was bold, delicious, packed with flavour, and was inspired by the range of Australian spirits tasted on the day.

Stay tuned for the 2022 event....Tickets on sale now!