Distillery experiences

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Our Distillery Experiences

Come and learn about our craft with experiences bound to entice your five senses. Become an expert on Whisky & Gin with our Distillery tour/tastings experiences or shake up some gin & vodka drinks at our Cocktail Masterclass. 

IMMERSE

yourself in the art of making cocktails, flavours and fun.

LEARN

about grain selection, mashing, wort draw off, fermentation, wash distillation, spirit distillation, and botanical selection, preparation and maturation.

TASTE

our range of Gins, Liqueurs, Botanical Vodkas and Whiskies all made at the distillery.

MAKE YOUR OWN GIN

Gin Making Class

Thurs 6pm,
Sat 12pm & 4pm
Sun 2pm

2 hrs

$190pp

+booking fee

A unique, hands-on experience where you will make your very own, one-of-a-kind bottle of gin to take home.

At our outstanding distilling laboratory for adults, ‘The Stillhouse’ located in Manly Spirits Distillery, you will take charge of a beautiful mini copper still to develop and distil your very own 700ml bottle of gin.

Book your Gin School Experience or get a Gin School gift card for a special friend now

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Cost: $190 per person + booking fee

Includes:

  • 700ml custom-made bottle of Gin to take home
  • Manly Spirits Gin and Tonic upon arrival
  • Manly Spirits cocktail & antipasto plate
  • Education instruction by Manly Spirits Distiller with take home booklet
  • An array of local, familiar and exotic botanicals for you to choose from to make your own gin in your own mini copper pot still
  • BYOB – Bring your own botanical! If you have something special, feel free to bring along something you’ve grown in the garden, or a favourite spice from your travels
  • Label, sign, shrink seal your own bottle with your individual tasting note

Gin Making Class

Thurs 6pm, Sat 12pm & 4pm, Sun 2pm

Gift voucher

If this class is a gift and you are unsure of a date why not give a gift voucher

LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting

Sat 2pm & 5pm,
Sun 12pm

1.25 hrs

$30pp

+booking fee

Tours of the distillery are an extraordinary way to learn about craft distillation and artisan spirits. The whole experience will give you the chance to see where our Gins/Botanical Vodka and Liqueur are made and understand exactly what goes into crafting what’s in your glass.

Go behind the scenes to have an overview of our production processes and area, with the opportunity to view our stills, botanicals used, and bottling setup. Your friendly and knowledgeable spirit guide will give you a history of Gin, the opportunity to touch, taste, smell our raw ingredients including our pantry of Australian botanicals.

Then join us for an in-depth tasting experience, as selected by our Head Distiller, of five of our core expressions to sit, sip and compare.

Cost: $30 per person.

Inclusions;

  • Guided tour of our Distillery
  • Tasting of 5 spirit expressions

 

Cancellation Policy:

We cannot offer refunds but will happily reschedule your booking given at least 48 hours notice. We’re happy to reschedule you with less than 48 hours notice however please note you will incur a $10 fee per person for this.

Gin Distillery Tour + Tasting

Sat 2pm & 5pm, Sun 12pm

Gift voucher

If this tour is a gift and you are unsure of a date why not give a gift voucher

THE ARTISAN WAY

Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting

Every
Friday

6-7:15pm

$48pp

+booking fee

You will be shown how we make our single malt whisky, from mashing our barley, fermentation, distilling and barrel maturation. You will then get to sip, compare and discuss 4 different whiskies from different style casks and maturation with one being tapped straight from the barrel. Let your inner Whisky obsession out.

Please note: You will have the opportunity to add your name to our special whisky only database to have the option to purchase our Distillery ‘First Release’ Single Malt Whisky bottling at the end of the year. No bottles will be released till then.

Cost: $48 per person

Inclusions;

  • Guided tour of our Whisky distillery & production
  • Tasting of 4 whiskies

Cancellation Policy:

We cannot offer refunds but will happily reschedule your booking given at least 48 hours notice. We’re happy to reschedule you with less than 48 hours notice however please note you will incur a $20 fee per person for this.

Whisky Tour & Tasting

Fridays 6pm

Gift voucher

If this tour is a gift and you are unsure of a date why not give a gift voucher

CREATE THE PERFECT COCKTAIL

Manly Spirits cocktail masterclass

Every
2nd Friday

7-9pm

$105pp

+booking fee

Daring to dabble in the art of mixology or simply want to have fun making delicious cocktails with friends! Join us at the distillery for a Cocktail Masterclass where you will learn how to shake, stir and strain 3 signature cocktails with our professional mixologist. All cocktails are inspired by native botanicals used in the range from Manly Spirits Co.

Cost: $105 per person.  + booking fee

Inclusions;

  • G&T upon arrival
  • A hands-on cocktail class, and making three cocktails
  • Share nibbles & artisan cheese/antipasto board
  • Optional: Manly Spirits Tasting set of 3 x 200ml Gins to take home. Total; $185 per person.

Cancellation Policy:

We cannot offer refunds but will happily reschedule your booking given at least 48 hours notice. We’re happy to reschedule you with less than 48 hours notice however please note you will incur a $40 fee per person for this.

Cocktail Masterclass

Every 2nd Friday 7pm

Gift voucher

If this class is a gift and you are unsure of a date why not give a gift voucher

Embrace your curiosity with a distillery experience

Visit our distillery and embark on an experience certain to entice your five senses.

There is no better place to learn how your drink goes from idea to glass than at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery. We honour our craft with the utmost respect and take no shortcuts. Learning from the traditional profession of distilling whilst using innovative modern techniques, we use only the finest ingredients to produce our exquisite craft spirits.

 When you come to the distillery, you are called to dive deeper into how our spirits are created. We invite you to take a behind-the-scenes look at how we craft distinctive spirits that rival the best in the world, to explore how we use foraged marine and native botanicals to make our range of locally produced Australian spirits and to study our craft. We’ll share what we know so that you can become an expert on artisanal whisky, vodka and gin.

 At Manly Spirits Co., you can discover what it takes to produce premium spirits on a distillery tour or shake up some high-class creations of your own at our cocktail masterclass. After your experience, visit our distillery tasting bar to sample bespoke drinks made from the spirits produced at the distillery.

Book your distillery tour today, or buy a gift voucher to treat someone special to an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Book Online

Fill out your details and pay by debit/credit card on checkout. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email.

Covid: If you need to cancel for Covid related reasons, please notify us as soon as possible and we can issue you with a gift card redeemable for 2 years.

For Gin Tours, Whisky Tours and Cocktail Masterclasses:

We don’t offer refunds but we’ll happily reschedule your booking given at least 48 hours notice. We can reschedule you with less than 48 hours notice however please note you will incur a cancellation fee for this.

Gin cancellation fee: $10
Whisky tour cancellation fee: $20
Cocktail masterclass cancellation fee: $30

Please note, cancellation notifications must be done in writing via email addressed to [email protected]
Sorry, we cannot accept a call or a voicemail as a notification.
Please note: Your ticket(s) will be forfeited if you don’t show up for the class.

For Gin Making Classes:

Cancellation by you

Gin Making class tickets are non-refundable. What we do offer is the following;

Cancellation 72 hours prior to event:

  • Reschedule date or
  • Gin School Gift card which is redeemable for 2 years

Cancellation within 72 hours of event

  • welcome to send someone else in your place
  • Please notify us via email at [email protected]. Please supply us your full name and order number, together with the full name and contact details of the person attending.

Please note, cancellation notifications must be done in writing via email addressed to [email protected]
Sorry, we cannot accept a call or a voicemail as a notification.
Please note: Your ticket(s) will be forfeited if you don’t show up for the class.

Cancellation by Manly Spirits Co.

If we haven’t reached the minimum number of 4 participants for a class, we reserve the option to cancel the class up to 7 days prior to its date. We will inform you within 7 days of the class date and we will give you the option to either

  1. Receive a full refund, or;
  2. Reschedule for a later date, or;
  3. Issue you a gift voucher valid for up to 2 years.

No. Gift vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be used as value towards retail purchases. Gift vouchers can however be transferred to another recipient.

Follow this link to our event booking system to select your preferred class date and time, subject to availability.

HOW TO REDEEM
1. Choose your date.
2. Choose how many people you are booking for.
3. In Contact & Payment section, select ‘Apply a Gift Card’ and enter gift card number.  If your gift card code is only 5 characters, you’ll need to add a ‘0’ in front eg. 0_____
4. Enter your contact details. 
5. Select complete & pay to book.

You can choose for the recipient to receive the gift voucher straight away by including their email address.  Otherwise you can just enter your own email address and a digital gift voucher will be emailed to you immediately via our gift voucher system. This will give you options to download a hardcopy if required. Please check ‘junk’ email if you do not receive this. If you still have not received please contact us by either emailing [email protected] or call 02 80185144.

Your gift voucher is valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.

No.  Distillery Experience gift vouchers can only be redeemed for the original Distilery Experience chosen.

There is plenty of parking inside the industrial estate after 4pm any day due to many neighbouring businesses closing for the day. We suggest catching public transport or uber so as to allow you to enjoy your Gins

You can catch the B-Line from Wynyard or Newport to Warringah Mall / Brookvale bus stop, and it’s about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to our distillery.

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Gin & Whisky Tours go for approx 1.5hrs. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour to grab yourself a G&T and make sure the tour can start on time.  If you’re planning your evening with friend, allow for time after the tour to relax and enjoy our delicious cocktail menus.

Cocktail Masterclasses and Gin Making Classes go for 2 hours.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure the class starts on time and gives you time to grab your included G&T on arrival and meet the rest of the classmates. 

Yes, please call us to discuss special requirements.

The Distillery does have a food menu but if you require something more substantial we recommend Sale Pepe (Italian) – 10mins walk, Four Pines Brewery (Burgers) – 2mins walk.

Yes we do offer private gin tours, whisky tours, cocktail masterclass and gin making classes for corporate events, birthday parties, hens nights or bucks nights and team building experiences. If you would like to find out more about booking a private group distillery experience, then please get in contact by filling out this form or contact us directly by emailing [email protected] or call 0280185144

Distillery Tours