Australian Dry Gin

Beautifully balanced complex Gin
700ml / 40%

Our Australian Dry Gin has a delectable blend of ten carefully-considered sustainably foraged marine, Australian native and traditional botanicals distilled into a pure Australian wheat spirit. The bright, fresh flavours of the citrus, marine & juniper give way to the gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a complex lingering finish.


Tasting Notes

Appearance: Clear, bright spirit

Nose: Fruity pepper notes. Juniper and delicate citrus

Palate: Soft spice and approachable pepper. A juniper core with a lingering complex finish. Bright, fresh citrus nose, balanced with gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a rounded, lingering finish. Perfect in a Gin & Tonic with a slice of orange or a Negroni.


700ml Bottle Size | 43% Alc/Vol
Gluten Free
Product of Sydney, Australia

Key Botanicals

Ten botanicals including; traditional gin botanicals + Sea Lettuce, Finger Lime, Anise Myrtle Mountain Pepper Leaf & Orange Peel.


The first of our range of world class gins, the Australian Dry Gin was designed to capture the diversity of marine & Australian natives found around Manly's famed beach.


Best Australian Dry Gin, two years in a row!

We’re incredibly proud of our Australian Dry Gin, achieving Best Australian London Dry Gin at the World Gin Awards for both 2019 and 2020. 

BEST AUSTRALIAN ‘London Dry Style’, World Gin Awards 2020, 2019
Gold (Packaging Design) International Wine and & Spirits Competition UK 2018
Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019
PLATINUM SIP Awards 2021

Other Info About Australian Dry Gin

Making an exceptional dry gin can take months, if not years, to properly perfect. First, you need a neutral base spirit, at Manly Spirits, we use Australian wheat neutral grain spirit. 

The next step in making our Australian craft dry gin is distillation. The liquid mixture is heated until it evaporates into a gas and then collected as it recondenses into a liquid again. This process filters out impurities and increases the concentration of the alcohol.

Finally, the gin gets proofed back (diluted) to a suitable drinking strength — true dry styles tend to be a bit stiffer than other gins out there and can only be watered down to a minimum strength of 37.5%. Once we are happy with the taste and quality of our gin, we bottle and label it — our gin is finally ready for you to sample it yourself!

For more information about how we make our award-winning Australian dry gin, cocktail-making tips and other ways to enjoy gin, visit our blog


From first time gin drinkers to gin connoisseurs, who will best enjoy Australian Dry Gin?

Featuring bright and fresh peppery notes which make it refreshing in warm weather, Australian Dry Gin is great for those who enjoy bold, all-rounded tastes. If you prefer a more contemporary gin, we have plenty of other gins for you to try — explore our entire range online.


How do you recommend drinking Australian Dry Gin?

When it comes to enjoying our high-quality Australian-made gins, drinking it neat or with a few ice cubes is the best way to enjoy all the nuances and subtleties of the botanical flavours. For those who prefer a mix, tonic water is a classic favourite for gin. We like to garnish with a slice of orange.

Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Sea Lettuce is a algae that grows on the rock shelves, which makes it an incredibly dangerous botanical to forage (our team have the scars to prove it!). We only collect what we need, and a little bit goes a long way as its important to balance the beautiful umami, oceanic character that sea lettuce brings to our spirits.
— Foraged from Curl Curl Beach
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

A sub-tropical Australian native tree traditionally found in the rainforests of Northern NSW. Slightly sweet liquorice profile on the front palate, which builds and lingers on the back palate to a refreshing, earthy menthol profile similar to star anise.
— Foraged in NSW
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Orange peel is one of the real heroes in our Australian Dry Gin, bringing a bright & fresh citrus characteristic balanced with the marine, juniper and peppery notes.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

We use the leaf of the Mountain Pepper plant, harvested from Tasmania, which adds a mild chilli and peppery character to our gin.
— TAS Wild Harvested & Cultivated
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Angelica root is one of the traditional gin botanicals, and has a slightly bitter, herbal and earthy flavour.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

If you've ever tried juniper berries, it's likely that you instantly thought of gin. Juniper is what makes a gin, a gin. It's the strong piney notes that really shine when distilled, giving gin that beautifully unique 'gin' characteristic.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Green cardamom seeds bring a slightly sweet pine character to our traditional gin botanical base.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Wattleseed brings a distinct nutty, coffee, and roasted character to our spirits, emulating the Australian bush's uniqueness.
— Location: VIC/NSW Wild Harvested
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Coriander seeds bring a beautiful lemony citrus flavour to our traditional gin botanical base.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Orris root has an earthy yet floral flavour profile, and when distilled, it is used to bind and enhance the flavours of other botanicals.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin

Finger Lime is a rainforest fruit grown in the hinterland of the northern rivers of NSW & QLD. The lime crystals are packed with a highly concentrated lime flavour that explodes in your mouth.
— Location: NTH NSW Cultivated