Underground Spirits shares the Raiders Spirit to celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Canberra Raiders

Underground Spirits, the spirit of Canberra, has bottled Raiders Spirit, a very special anniversary gin to celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Canberra Raiders. It was first unveiled at the Canberra Raiders 40th anniversary gala on Saturday night, attracting more than 400 past and present players, members and supporters of the club.

40 years in the spotlight. Six appearances in the Grand Final. Three Premiership titles: 1989, 1990 and 1994. Generations of players and iconic moments. Decades of loyal members and fans. The Canberra Raiders represent the Region. They give back to the community that gives them so much. They grow Rugby League from grassroots to elite teams. Just as Viking Clap unites our fans, Raiders Spirit lives on…

“The celebration of the forty years of the elite rugby league in the Capital is no small thing. Our true passion at Underground is discovering local stories and sharing these stories by giving them a taste and capturing it all inside a bottle of gin. We enjoy collaborating with the Raiders and exploring their stories over the last 40 years, in the quest to produce something new, different, unknown and exciting,” said Underground Spirits CEO Claudia Roughley.

“Over the last few months we have learned a lot about the Raiders and the stories they sought to tell through the anniversary gin. Encouraging them to think about many aspects of the anniversary, we explored their images, really understanding the relationship between the club’s history and the local landscapes in which the team has played for decades. These are the Raiders stories to share.

“The Raiders Spirit Anniversary Gin has been created using ingredients that are significant to the club’s history and have produced an amazing tasting gin,” continued Claudia.

The gin recipe incorporates lime. Lime is synonymous with The Raiders. The t-shirts, the chants of The Green Machine. Native Limes are uniquely Australian, showing off their bright green outdoors and full of energy and intensity, just like the Raiders. Three different types of lime have been used in this gin, Desert Lime, Dooja Lime and Finger Lime – triple the premierships in Raiders history, triple the lime.

Other botanicals included are Canberra Bell, Correa, a native hybrid flower grown for the Canberra Centenary with nectar-rich tubular flowers, and Strawberry Gum, representing the eucalyptus trees that are an icon of the capital of bushes, with many species abundant throughout the Raiders compound. territory. They are towering trees, signifying strength and protection.





“This is another unique way to mark our 40th anniversary celebrations and give our members and fans a souvenir,” said Don Furner, CEO of the Canberra Raiders.

“The Raiders have enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with local company Underground Spirits to develop the 40th anniversary gin,” he continued.

Raiders Spirit is a limited edition and available to buy online at Underground Spirits, with pre-orders available starting today. Orders will begin shipping on Monday, May 16, 2022.

“Producing a gin for The Canberra Raiders 40th Anniversary is an occasion to showcase the memorable history of the club and lead with our distilling expertise to craft a uniquely individual spirit for members and fans to share and enjoy during this year of celebration. celebration.

“Every year from the forty to date they show their passion and love for the game and perpetuate it in inspiration. This is the opportunity for club members and fans to engage with the gin, savor the taste, remember the stories and start the next forty years of memories. Cheers for that!” Claudia concluded.

For more information and to pre-order visit www.undergroundspirits.com.au

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