Slow down, and take a sip. If you’ve got a second, we need to have a quick chat before you head off…
Sometimes, we get asked by political parties to make limited edition releases. To be fair we also make limited releases for charities, not-for-profits, events, competitions and more.
But, understandably, the releases for political parties garner the most attention. Naturally, it becomes political.
These releases sometimes pique interest and curiosity, sometimes they pique more than that. Naturally, we get asked, ‘Why would you?’. In some cases, people ask ‘How could you?’. And ‘Who do you support?’. And they’re fair questions. So, before we answered, we sat down, poured a generous nip of Nil Desperandum and thought about it – deeply and sincerely.
HERE’S WHERE WE ARRIVED
Nil Desperandum is latin for ‘Nothing to despair’ or colloquially ‘No Worries’. In Australia it’s become an expression of easy-going optimism and we love that. The sentiment encapsulates our unique approach to life. It somehow envelopes mateship, overcoming adversity and working together despite the difficulties. It’s a nod of the hat, a cheeky gaff after a long day’s labour – sometimes it’s about agreeing to disagree in a polite, kindly manner that doesn’t cost a mate.
At times, we wish the world would adopt the ‘No Worries’ philosophy. For our part, we’re committed to working hard every day to make it so.
We’re proud to stand up and say we don’t agree with all the nasty and the partisan. The tribal. The exclusive. The for or against. The black and white.
We’re proud to work with a range of incredibly passionate groups on similar limited-edition projects with incredibly passionate and committed people for a large and growing number of not-for-profits, commercial entities and yes, other political parties.
All on commercial terms supporting the employment of our amazing and growing team and allowing us to continue to support more community-minded endeavours, which our brand has become renowned for across the Sunshine Coast.
This isn’t a vote or an endorsement from us. It’s not our money after all. It’s yours. When you buy a bottle we get paid exactly what the bottle is worth and the balance less postage and merchant fees makes its way to the political party.
We don’t think it could be fairer than that.
If the latest logo appearing next to ours doesn’t make you smile the good news is it’s more than likely a different logo with a different colour on a future limited-edition will.
We’d love to make that happen.
STOP BY AND HAVE A DRINK WITH US
Every customer, just like every visitor to our Rainforest Distillery Door, receives the same love and care – without a moment of hesitation from our team. Why shouldn’t they?
We are all trying to do our very best. In our way, we are all trying to make our world a better place, a friendlier place.
We’re not always going to share the same view because we won’t always agree. But sharing the same hopes of making a difference and shaping a better future is pretty damn unifying and we’ll drink to that.
Drop by for a drink. We’ll have a conversation. You’re welcome anytime the doors are open, it will be polite and respectful because everyone deserves that.
There’s also a pretty good chance we’ll share a laugh and you’ll leave as our friends. And if that happens, we’ll love that.
So, what do you reckon? No worries eh.