100+ Distilleries Join Forces for Bushfire Relief

The Aussie Spirit Auction will raise funds for Rural Aid

Australia’s craft spirits community is raising their glasses while raising funds for their neighbours across the country who have been plagued by bushfires and drought.


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Over 100 distilleries have donated 200+ bottles of whisky, gin, rum, moonshine, vodka, liqueurs, experiences and more. Many items are unique, limited-edition, rare or even unobtainable. Big names like Four Pillars, Starward, Archie Rose, Young Henry’s, Iniquity (Tin Shed Distilling Company), Brookie’s Gin (Cape Byron Distillery), Manly Spirits Co. and Never Never Distilling Co. are on board.


We’re even creating an entirely new whisky for the cause: called ‘The Aussie Spirit’! Distilleries have generously offered new make spirit for this whisky and casks have been donated by Round Oak Barrels. The “godfather of Australian whisky”, Bill Lark, will oversee blending and maturation of this very special spirit in Tasmania. This is sure to be in high demand among serious whisky enthusiasts as a chance to own a piece of history.


Online Charity Auction

Starts the first week of February – here – with more items added throughout the month.

The best way to stay up-to-date with developments is by following 
the Auction’s Facebook page.


100% of funds raised from The Aussie Spirit Auction will go to Rural Aid.


One of Australia’s largest rural charities, Rural Aid supplies crucial financial assistance, water and counselling to farming communities in times of natural disasters like bushfire and drought. Known for the successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, the charity’s vision is one where rural communities are safeguarded to ensure their sustainability both during and after disaster.


There will also be a real life auction in the form of a glittering gala dinner. 100% of ticket sales will also go to Rural Aid. Tickets are fantastic value and provide the opportunity to bid on the Auction’s very best items. The auction gala dinner will be held on Friday 28th February, 7pm. Tickets are on sale now from just $100+bf. More info & bookings can be found here.