Nip of Courage 2019 year in review

Another amazing year for Nip of Courage and all of the wonderful distillers that we represent. Below are some of the highlights that we celebrated throughout 2019.


Pictured: Drink Easy Founders Mike Bennie, Tamra Petruzzelli & Duncan Welgemoed.

Nip of Courage's Kathleen Davies was invited to participate in the inaugural Drink Easy Awards as a judge and spirits ambassador. The Drink Easy Awards are a celebration of Australian drinks and the culture that surrounds brewing, distilling and fermenting. The aim of the awards is to bring together all streams of beverage creation in Australia and reward those at the apex of their craft. It is an egalitarian awards aimed at elevating collections of drinks that represent not only the notion of ‘high quality’ but the development and creativity found within their community.

The core aspiration of these awards is to educate a wide and inclusive community on what ‘drinks easy’ and where to find these drinks. The awards represent a new paradigm in their national scope with a broad and diverse range of judges, relevant criteria for judging and results that are readily and permanently available as references to consumers. Key to the Drink Easy Awards is common sense, detailed reporting of results and a collection of drinks that represent the excellence and charisma of beverages available from Australian producers.

The Drink Easy Awards will include a series of national events, tastings and educational gatherings with creative occasions arising regularly through the year.

The Drink Easy Awards are proudly in partnership with Broadsheet Media. Broadsheet Media represents a creative and informative platform to present the results of the Drink Easy Awards, allowing a broad-reaching dissemination of awards and recommendations by the Drink Easy Awards judging groups.

Kathleen Davies - Nip of Courage

The Spirits Judging Team; Ellen Fraser, Fred Siggins, Head Judge Griff Blumer, Sharon Romeo, Kathleen Davies, Brendan Carter, Brian Ritchie, Drink Easy's Mike Bennie, Harriet Leigh.