The best of Australia’s spirits and cocktails, enjoyed at home.
From the creators of the Melbourne Cocktail Festival comes Good Spirits – an online bottled cocktail and Australian spirits store, stocking Australia’s best cocktails and launching nationally on 10th November. Good Spirits will provide access for a national audience to some of Australia’s finest cocktail bars and spirit brands, just in time for the gifting season.
After the resounding success of the inaugural Melbourne Cocktail Festival in March, founder Michael Bascetta has teamed up with drinks experts Fancy Free to curate a selection of outstanding craft Australian spirits and pre-mixed cocktails made by some of the best bartenders and distillers across the country, all available at the click of a button (see full list of participating bars and featured brands below).
With bottled cocktails from a large range of venues on offer, cocktail lovers can partake in the ultimate bar crawl at home, in the park or wherever they may choose. Good Spirits will allow drinkers to experience the different styles and signatures from various renowned bars at the same time, including the seasonally influenced highball selection from Byrdi and The Everleigh’s new range of spritzed cocktails.
For ease of gifting, Good Spirits has also curated a variety of tasting packs including:
- The 12 Good Spirits of Christmas (counting down to Christmas with a curated pack of spirits and a ‘choose your own adventure’ map of cocktail recipes)
- Native Australia Pack (a selection of cocktails using native Australian ingredients)
- G&T Pack (with monthly rotating Australian gins & tonics)
- Monthly Boilermaker Pack by Whisky & Alement (monthly rotating whisky and beer matches by some of the best in the biz)
Australia has one of the most innovative food and beverage cultures in the world and while travel restrictions may remain, those craving a taste of their favourite bar can gain access to beautifully crafted cocktails, wherever they may find themselves. Although Good Spirits was created in response to the times, Michael has grand plans for the platform and envisions it becoming a new staple of home drinking as well as a go-to option for small- and large-scale entertaining.
“The challenge of the last few months has created an opportunity for new change across all businesses but especially in food and beverage,” says Michael Bascetta. “Of course, there is nothing like the atmosphere of a great venue, but to be able to bring a part of that experience into the home, the park, beach or anywhere else – and at the click of a button – is an incredible thought. We can’t wait to show off all that amazing talent and hope that Good Spirits will allow them to reach an even wider audience.”
PARTICIPATING BARS (more bars are anticipated to join Good Spirits as the platform builds)
Above Board | Black Pearl | Byrdi | Capitano | The Cloakroom | The Everleigh | Mjølner | Romeo Lane | Whisky & Alement
Applewood | Archie Rose | Brookie’s | Four Pillars | Gospel | Grainshaker | Maidenii | Marionette | Mr Black | Never Never | Patient Wolf | Poor Toms | Starward