Following the recent success of launching Australia’s first non-alcoholic cocktail bar and physical bottle shop in Melbourne, the Brunswick Aces team are today launching their range of premium non-alcoholic products in New Zealand, to meet the growing demand for adult sober drink options.

The launch coincides with new findings recently released by NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC), which revealed ongoing declining alcohol consumption in New Zealand. Data released by the New Zealand Government reveals the same, with alcohol available for consumption at 8.719 litres of alcohol available per head of population in December 2020 compared to 8.752 litres in December 2019.

To ensure Kiwis have the right tools to continue on the path of moderation, the Brunswick Aces team, creators of Australia’s first non-alcoholic gin replacement, are launching their popular range of zero percent premium botanical sapiirs nationwide. The range includes Spades and Hearts blends, each with its own unique flavour profile. The team individually distills each botanical using steam distillation in purpose-built stills, allowing the best flavours and aromas to be extracted, before blending them all together to create each sapiir.

Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

Savoury and fresh on the palate, leading with notes of green cardamom and parsley, perfectly balanced by sweet citrus and native Australian lemon myrtle, with our distinct Tasmanian pepperberry after note that lingers between sips.

Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir

Our Hearts Sapiir is a warm and inviting blend, leading with spiced notes of cassia bark and ginger, beautifully balanced by sweet citrus and native Australian wattleseed.

Available nationwide from Regional Wines, and other independent stores.

“We’re thrilled to be able to launch Brunswick Aces nationwide in New Zealand. Fans have been calling for us to launch here to make it easier for them to buy, so it’s great to finally be able to meet this demand, as well as showcasing our blends to more moderating kiwis looking for premium adult options," said Brunswick Aces Co-founder and CEO, Stephen Lawrence.

“The Brunswick Aces brand ethos is about making everyone feel welcome, whether they are drinking or not, bringing both our zero percent sapiirs and forty percent gins will open up a new world of moderation for kiwis looking to make changes to their drinking habits.”

After opening Australia’s first non-alcoholic cocktail bar, Brunswick Aces Bar, and first physical bottle shop in Melbourne on 1 May, the team is planning on bringing these offerings to New Zealand before the end of the year, with a pop-up bar planned in Auckland for later in the year.