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Story behind Manly Spirits Co.

Manly Spirits set out to capture the harmony between carefree beach life and urban sophistication in their Australian Gins, Botanical Vodkas and Whiskies.

Manly Spirits was founded by David Whittaker and Vanessa Wilton who combined their knowledge of distilling, design and marketing to produce a range of products inspired by the stunning surrounding marine environment of the New South Wales coastline.

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Co-founder / Director / Distiller
A creative Chemical Engineer, David's experience gave him the expertise to build their distillery incorporating his own innovative new design of still.

ency 54 imageVanessa Wilton
Co-founder / Marketing
Vanessa's passion coupled with 25 years of experience in marketing and design is evident in Manly Spirits Co brand identity. Vanessa leads the Manly team on their quest for excellence in everything from customer service and experience to product development.

The beginning

Driving through the hills of Tasmania in late 2015, David and Vanessa first discussed the possibility of one day owning their own distillery. Extensive research followed, including visiting distilleries in the USA, Europe, England and Scotland. They also benefited from hands-on training from a leading distillery in Tasmania. This culminated with the launch of Manly Spirits Co. Distillery in April 2017.

Creativity

The inclusion of these marine botanicals and Australian natives ensures that Manly Spirits produce products that celebrate the uniqueness of these ingredients and showcase what Australian spirits are all about.

Manly's range of Australian premium spirits are created using artisanal methods at their set on Sydney's Northern Beaches coastline.

The team strive to keep things interesting and are continuously experimenting with new flavours, equipment and techniques. They also collaborate with renowned forager and chef, Elijah Holland, to sustainably source local marine botanicals for distillation.

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Manly Spirits Co.

Status: Operational
Established: 2015
Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year
Tel: +61 2 8018 5144
Website: Manly Spirits Co.
Address: 4A/9-13 Winbourne Road, Brookvale, Sydney, NSW, 2100
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Manly Spirits Co. Lilly Pilly Pink Gin

Lilly Pilly Pink is described by its makers as being a fruity lighter style gin, crafted with zero-sugar creating a balanced pink gin that isn't overly

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Manly Spirits Australian Gin

Made in artisan distillery in Sydney, this gin is hand bottled. Botanicals flavouring Manly Australian Dry Gin include Sea lettuce, Pepper Leaf, Anise

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Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus Gin

Manly's Coastal Citrus Gin is inspired by the Australian coast and the native botanicals found there. Botanicals used alongside the juniper backbone include

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Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka

Distilled (gin-style) with sustainably foraged Australian native marine botanicals.

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Manly Spirits Zesty Limoncello Liqueur

Made with hand-peeled Australian lemon zests supplied by an orchard on the Central Coast, Manly's Zesty Limoncello is an Italian-style limoncello with

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Coastal Stone Nor'easter

Nor'easter is Manly Spirits' signature Australian single-malt whisky and benefits from maritime influences due to the distillery's location on the Sydney

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Coastal Stone Element Series Port Cask Whisky

Expression No. 5 in the Coastal Stone Element Series, this Australian single malt whisky was matured in ex-port/tawny casks from Seppeltsfield filled in

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Coastal Stone Bourbon Cask

Expression No. 2 in the Coastal Stone Element Series, this Australian single malt whisky was matured in American oak ex-Kentucky bourbon barrels filled

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Coastal Stone Element Series Pinot Cask

Expression No. 3 in the Coastal Stone Element Series, this Australian single malt whisky was matured in ex-Pinot casks filled during Manly Spirits' first

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