Manly Spirits Wins ‘DOUBLE GOLD’ @ San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Press Release – 26 April 2018

Manly Spirits Wins ‘DOUBLE GOLD’ @ San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The 2018 San Francisco World Spirits medals have been awarded with Sydney Urban distillery, Manly Spirits Co. receiving a DOUBLE GOLD medal for their Australian Dry Gin along with silver medals for their Coastal Citrus Gin, Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky Cask 02), Malt Spirit & packaging. The SFWSC is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world. The DOUBLE GOLD designation is awarded to only a few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These spirits are regarded as the finest in the world.

“The team at Manly Spirits Co. were speechless when we found out about our win. We knew we had a good product thanks to the amazing feedback we have been receiving from all those who have toured our distillery & tasting bar over the past year but to be recognised on the world stage was just awesome”. We are thrilled to be a double gold medallist, as it confirms that all the hard work and risk taking is paying off and our products really are of an exceptional standard”, said Vanessa Wilton, distillery co-owner.

Head Distiller, Tim Stones adds: ‘We’ve used the concept of terroir to give our products a sense of place by using locally-foraged marine botanicals. Being based on the Northern Beaches we have a wealth of native plants we can use to create unique spirits which helps make us stand out amongst the crowd. Everything we create is small batch distilled, bottled and labelled by hand at our distillery.”

 ‘Double Gold’ means we were right, we aimed for the best and achieved it. We crafted exceptional booze that we love and have been recognised in our endeavours. Building a midsize distillery from scratch and forging distribution channels in an established market can be quite a challenge so this award will give us wings to also expand into export markets and be taken seriously as a craft distillery to watch” said David Whittaker, distillery co-owner.

The 2018 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,200 entries from around the globe. Director of judging was Tony Abou-Ganim, The Master-Mixologist, and one of the leading pioneers of America’s craft cocktail movement.

Manly Spirits Co. distillery will be celebrating their first birthday on 28th April. What better way to celebrate than being recognised as one of the top Australian distilleries that produces quality spirits over multiple categories.

Customers looking to purchase the award-winning products are encouraged to visit Independent bottle stores (visit website for store locations), Dan Murphy stores nationally, select BWS, or purchase directly from their e-store

For further information or images contact:

Vanessa Wilton, Co-founder Manly Spirits Co.
8018 5144 or 0412 534402 | [email protected]

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Manly Spirits Co. Distillery
4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale, Sydney NSW 2100 | Tel: 02 8018 5144




Tasting Note

Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin

Tasting Note: Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin showcases a bright, fresh citrus nose, balanced with gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a rounded, lingering finish.

Key Ingredients: Ten botanicals including; Traditional gin botanicals plus Sea Lettuce, Finger Lime, Anise Myrtle and Mountain Pepper Leaf & Orange Peel

SFWSC: Double Gold – Gin category 2018

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Coastal Citrus Gin

Tasting Note: Inspiration from the Australian coast and its native pantry. Earthy citrus notes from Lemon Aspen partner with exotic Myer lemon to give a punchy citrus hit which is offset by the delicate savoury flavours from local Sea Parsley & fresh Coriander Leaf. All of which is rounded out with the classic Juniper back bone.

Key Ingredients: Juniper, Lemon Aspen, Sea Parsley, Fresh Coriander leaf, Lemon Myrtle and Meyer Lemon

SFWSC: Silver – Gin category 2018

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Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky Cask 02)

Marrying the complex botanical recipe of our marine-inspired gin with the character and maturity of oak barrels. Finished with a splash of Manly Spirits 6-month maturing whisky (French oak cask), this barrel-aged spirit brings the best of both worlds together in a SMOOTH, versatile spirit.

Tasting Note: Nose – Light vanilla and oak delicate pine and pepperiness at the end
Palate: Initial orange sweetness. Dried fruit mid-palate. Dry, light oak finish.
Appearance: Bright, pale straw
SFWSC: Silver – Barrel Aged Gin category 2018

About Manly Spirits Co.

Manly Spirits Co. craft premium gins, botanical vodkas & Australian whiskies, at Sydney’s Northern Beaches’ first artisan distillery. Capturing the harmony between carefree beach life and urban sophistication for which Manly is renowned. The Manly Spirits Co. range showcases sustainably sourced marine and native botanicals from the stunning surrounds of the Australian eastern coastline along with the finest NSW malts. The unique Manly Spirits Co. range is distilled, bottled and labelled by hand at our urban distillery and guests are welcomed for distillery tours, tastings, cocktails and sensory experiences. Visit us to discover our smooth, balanced and bold range of superior Australian spirits that will leave you yearning for just one more sip.

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