Welcome to Manly Spirits Co, where craftsmanship meets passion to create premium spirits that delight the senses. Nestled in the heart of Sydney's Northern Beaches, our gin distillery is renowned for its exceptional quality and unique flavours. In this article, we'll explore why Manly Spirits is your go-to destination for premium gin, highlighting our legacy, unique distillation process, and commitment to quality.

The Legacy of Manly Spirits Co.

Manly Spirits Co’s gin distillery was founded with a vision to create exceptional spirits that capture the essence of the Australian coastline. Our journey began with a love for craft distillation and a desire to bring something truly unique to the market. Over the years, we have grown from a small, passionate team to a well-respected name in the industry, known for our innovative approach and dedication to quality within our gin distillery.

Our gin distillery combines traditional methods with modern techniques, ensuring that each bottle of gin is crafted to perfection. We take pride in our heritage and the artistry that goes into every step of the distillation process. This commitment to excellence has earned us numerous accolades and a loyal following of gin enthusiasts.

Unique Distillation Process

At Manly Spirits, our distillation process at our gin distillery is a blend of tradition and innovation, designed to extract the best flavours and aromas from our carefully selected ingredients. We use a combination of copper pot stills and advanced distillation techniques at our gin distillery to create a gin that is both complex and balanced.

Our process begins with the selection of the finest botanicals, many of which are sourced locally from the Australian coastline. These botanicals are carefully macerated in a high-quality base spirit, allowing the flavours to infuse fully. The mixture is then distilled slowly in our custom-designed stills, where the expertise of our distillers ensures that only the purest, most aromatic fractions are collected.

One of the key elements that make our gins that are created in our gin distillery apart is the use of local marine botanicals. These unique ingredients, such as sea lettuce and finger lime, impart distinctive coastal notes that give our gin its signature character. The result is a spirit that not only captures the essence of our beautiful surroundings but also stands out for its originality and depth of flavour.

By maintaining rigorous quality control throughout the distillation process, we ensure that every bottle of Manly Spirits gin meets our high standards of excellence. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, our gin delivers a sensory experience that is both memorable and unmistakably Manly.

Quality Ingredients Sourced Locally

At Manly Spirits Co, the quality of our gins created in our gin distillery starts with the ingredients we use. We take great pride in sourcing the finest botanicals, many of which are native to the Australian coastline. Our commitment to using local ingredients not only supports local growers but also ensures that our gin has a unique, unmistakable flavour profile. Key ingredients include:

  • Juniper Berries: The foundation of any good gin, our juniper berries are carefully selected for their robust and aromatic qualities.
  • Sea Lettuce: This marine botanical imparts a distinctive coastal note, capturing the essence of the ocean in every sip.
  • Finger Lime: Known for its vibrant citrus flavour, finger lime adds a zesty kick that enhances the complexity of our gin.
  • Anise Myrtle: This native Australian botanical contributes a sweet, liquorice-like aroma, adding depth to our gin's flavour profile.
  • Wattleseed: A versatile ingredient that provides nutty, toasted flavours, creating a rich and balanced taste.
  • Lemon Myrtle: Adds a fresh, citrusy aroma that complements the other botanicals perfectly.

By using these high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, we ensure that every bottle of Manly Spirits gin is a true reflection of our coastal heritage.

Award-Winning Gins and Sustainable Practices

Manly Spirits Co. is proud to produce award-winning gins, created in our gin distillery, that have been recognised both locally and internationally. Our dedication to quality and innovation has earned us numerous accolades, solidifying our reputation as a leading gin distillery. Some of our notable achievements include:

  • Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition: Recognised for our exceptional flavour and craftsmanship.
  • Best Australian Gin at the World Gin Awards: Honoured for our unique use of native botanicals.
  • Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Celebrated for our balanced and complex gin profile.

In addition to our award-winning gins created in our gin distillery, we are committed to sustainable practices that protect our environment. We believe in minimising our ecological footprint and contributing positively to our community. Our sustainability initiatives at our gin distillery include:

  • Eco-friendly Packaging: We use recyclable materials for our bottles and packaging to reduce waste.
  • Energy-efficient Distillation: Our distillation process is designed to be energy-efficient, reducing our overall energy consumption.
  • Local Sourcing: By sourcing our botanicals locally, we reduce transportation emissions and support local agriculture.
  • Water Conservation: We implement water-saving techniques in our production process to conserve this vital resource.

Our commitment to sustainability ensures that we can continue to create exceptional gin while preserving the beauty of our natural surroundings.

Visitor Experience: Tours and Tastings

At Manly Spirits Co., we believe that sharing our passion for gin with our visitors at our gin distillery is an essential part of our mission. We offer a range of tours and tastings that provide a behind-the-scenes look at our distillation process and allow you to sample our premium spirits.

During our gin distillery tours, guests can explore our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about the history of Manly Spirits, and discover the secrets behind our unique gin recipes. Our knowledgeable guides will walk you through each step of the distillation process, from selecting the finest botanicals to bottling the finished product.

Our tasting sessions at our gin distillery are designed to showcase the diverse flavours and aromas of our gins. Visitors can enjoy guided tastings of our signature spirits, paired with insights into the tasting notes and characteristics of each gin. We also offer mixology classes where you can learn how to create classic and contemporary gin cocktails using Manly Spirits products.

Whether you're a gin enthusiast or new to the world of spirits, our tours and tastings provide an engaging and educational experience that highlights the craftsmanship and passion behind every bottle of Manly Spirits gin.


Manly Spirits Co. stands out as a premier gin distillery, known for our dedication to quality, innovation, and sustainability. Our award-winning gins, crafted with locally sourced botanicals and a unique distillation process, offer a taste experience like no other. Whether you're enjoying a bottle at home or visiting our gin distillery for a tour and tasting, you'll discover the passion and expertise that go into every drop of our premium spirits.

We invite you to our gin distillery to experience the best of Australian gin with Manly Spirits Co. Visit our website at to explore our range of products, book a gin distillery tour, or learn more about our commitment to sustainability. Join us in celebrating the art of gin-making and discover why Manly Spirits is your go-to destination for premium spirits. Cheers!3

May 27, 2024