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Gin School


Gin Making Class

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

2 hrs


+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 one of our 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.

Plus, on the way out, you can get $10 off a full-sized bottle of spirits purchased from the distillery

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Cost: $190 per person (plus booking fee).


  • 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
  • Use of mini copper pot still per person
  • 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


• Please get in contact with us at [email protected] if you are vegan or vegetarian and we will accomodate.


Gin Making Class

Thur 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

Learn the art of distillation at 'The Stillhouse'

At our outstanding distilling laboratory for adults, you can take charge of a beautiful mini copper pot still to develop and distil your very own 700ml bottle of gin. Learn about how we produce Manly Spirits Gin and what it takes to produce a well balanced and harmonious gin whilst enjoying a ‘Manly Spirits Gin & Tonic’.

Create & Develop

Create your own gin recipe by choosing from our extensive range of botanicals from our library; Australian native and foraged marine, citrus, herbal, floral and spice botanicals. Our expert distillers will guide you throughout the process including when to make those all important cuts which will influence your spirit’s flavour.

Authentic Mini Copper Pot Stills

You’ll take charge of a mini copper post still to distill your very own 700ml bottle of Gin to take home and enjoy.

History, Flavours & Taste

The history of Gin from humble beginnings to the drink of choice of Royals will be shared over a unique Manly Spirits cocktail crafted with Australian native ingredients paired with a delicious antipasto plate.


During distillation you will sample and name your unique creation before bottling your gin and personalising your special ‘Stillhouse’ bottle label in its giftbox.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to select your preferred class date and time, subject to availability. Fill out your details and pay by debit/credit card on checkout. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email.


Cancellation by us

If we haven’t reached the minimum number of 4 participants for a class, we reserve the right at our exclusive 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. Get a full refund (not incl. booking fee), or;
  2. Reschedule for a later date, or;
  3. We can issue you a gift voucher valid for up to 2 years.

Cancellation by you

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.

If you wish to cancel, we can reschedule you for a future date or offer a gift card as long as you do so before 72 hours prior to the event. Gift cards are redeemable for 2 years. Please note; we do not offer refunds for Gin Making Classes if the cancellation is made by you. 

For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to the event, we cannot offer a refund or exchange, but you are welcome to send someone else in your place.  Please notify us via email at [email protected] if this is going to be the case. Please give us your full name and order number, together with the full name and contact details of the person attending.

Your ticket(s) will be forfeited if you don’t show up for the class.

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.

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

Click here and select your preferred lesson date and time, subject to availability. 

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 and can be redeemed on any available Gin School classes within that time period.

No. Gin School gift vouchers must be redeemed on Gin School experiences only.

Unfortunately we don’t. For your safety, we do not allow dogs in our Gin School (The Stillhouse – with the exception of guide dogs). Dogs are allowed in our Distillery Tasting bar and barrel store.

You can attend any available Gin School class. Please look at website as we add more classes with demand. We will typically host lessons on Thursday evenings, Friday and Saturday, Sundays.

Your Gin School class will start in our Distillery Tasting Bar at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery (4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale) before moving into ‘The Stillhouse’ room withing the distillery.

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.

Get directions here

There are sixteen mini copper pot stills at our Gin School and we can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests.  
COVID: Due to covid restrictions, we can only take up to 12 guests.

A Gin School Class is 2-2.5 hours long, but we recommend you allow additional time to enjoy the distillery venue post your class.

Yes, please call us to discuss special requirements due to height of benches and stills.

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 exclusive use of the Gin School. If you would like to find out more about booking a private group Gin School lesson, then please get in contact by filling out this form or contact us directly by emailing [email protected] or call 0280185144

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