Sherry Cask

Expression No. 1 | Element Series
500ml / 46%

A smooth, aromatic and full-bodied Australian Single Malt Whisky, matured in ex-Australian Sherry/Apera casks filled in our first year of distilling.



500ml Bottle Size. 46% Alc/Vol

  • Real Sydney sandstone stopper
  • Bespoke sculptured glass bottle with eroded textures
  • Made from grain to glass in our Northern Beaches distillery

*Option to add the Whisky Collector’s Gift Box with leather fastening straps and engraved coasters.

Product of Sydney, Australia.


GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022

BRONZE International Wine & Spirit Competition 2022

BRONZE World Whisky Award 2022 Label Design Category

BEST Bottle Design World Whisky Award Bottle Design Category 2022

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GOLD World Whisky Award Limited Edition Category 2022

GOLD World Whisky Award New Launch Category 2022

BEST Australian Whisky Vintage Cellars ‘Best Of Awards’ 2022


Bold, sweet and aromatic. Cherry and raisin, leading to subtle spice.


Smooth and full-bodied with a silky viscosity. Rich dark fruits and honeyed plum, followed by delicate sweet cherry.


Dark fruits fade mellowing into sweet toffee spice and Christmas cake.

about the expression

The inaugural Coastal Stone Single Malt Whisky first release is from our first 8 barrels of ex Australian Sherry/Apera casks that were filled in our first year of distilling. The casks were sourced from coopers in Tasmania and South Australia where they were shaved and re-charred into 100L and 225L formats.

The casks were all "first fill" having never has whisky in them before, providing an amazing richness in flavour.


The combination of these 2 cask sizes has enabled us to produce a lovely balance of oak, sherry and Manly Spirits Distillery's clean new make spirit.

It has resulted in a robust flavoured and complex whisky which speaks to its Australian heritage and gives a hint of whats to come in the future as expression of Manly Spirits Coastal Stone whisky.

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What is Single Malt Whisky?

Single malt whisky is a type of whisky that has been produced solely in one distillery, using only barley. This differs from most commercially produced whisky, which typically uses blends from various distilleries — and sometimes utilises different grains — to maintain a consistent flavour on a year-to-year basis. By contrast, single malts are often highly sought after for the unique flavours that emerge from different years of production.

Here at Manly Spirits, we will periodically release a single malt whisky to the public. You can find our range today right here in our online store.

What do tasting notes mean?

Tasting notes for single malt whisky are very similar in purpose to tasting notes for any other alcoholic beverage associated with subtle flavours — wine, gin or beer, for example. It’s a selection of underlying flavours within the whisky that emerge both on the nose and on the palate. These flavours are imbued into the whisky via the new make spirit and choice of barrels, helping lend a variety of nuances to the overall flavour. Having tasting notes handy can also be useful for referencing a whisky you enjoyed compared to another that tickled your palate.

These flavours are not always immediately apparent to new drinkers. However, with practice, patience — and sometimes a drop of water added to your dram — the flavours within will gradually reveal themselves.

What is so special about Single Malt Whisky?

Single malt whisky is highly prized in Australia and around the world due to the comparative difficulty and additional work involved in its creation. The nature of their production means that single malts are much rarer. As it’s all produced in the same distillery — as opposed to blended varieties which utilise whisky from multiple distilleries — it lends a certain prestige to the drink. It also means that the flavour is truly unique to the distillery itself.

Aficionados differ on which type of whisky is the “best”, and it’s fair to say that individual preferences play a substantial role. But there’s no question that single malts are highly sought after around the world, often attracting considerable attention from collectors.