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Australian Single Malt Whisky | Element Series
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Coastal Stone Whisky
Coastal Stone Whisky is an expression of the maritime elements and raw nature of the Australian coast, combined with the desire to create a whisky that exceeds expectations. Distilled and matured on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, expertly crafted with a balance of tradition and innovation. A refined spirit that respects our Sydney climate, created from grain to glass with no shortcuts, no strict timelines, just premium ingredients with true artisan skill.
Rich in complex flavours, each expression tells the story of our distillers’ creativity and experimentation to create exquisite yet approachable whisky. Captured in a contemporary glass bottle, sculptured with the eroded textures of weathered sandstone cliffs that border our coastline. Sealed with a truly unique Sydney Sandstone stopper.
Destined to be enjoyed in the company of good conversation because there’s nothing quite like sharing a fine dram with friends.
Supporting our Aussie farmers all our grain is grown and malted in Australia.
Fermentation: Gentle & patient
The new make spirit for Coastal Stone Whisky is loving produced at the Manly Spirits Distillery from grain to glass. We mash Australian ale malt to extract the malt sugars which are then slowly converted by a blend of yeasts in slow fermentation over 5 days.
Uniquely designed double copper pot still produce the cleanest spirit to start our whisky’s journey one step ahead.
Our wash is double distilled in our custom-designed copper pot stills to produce a clean, sweet, and malty new make spirit. The clean qualities are delivered by tall stills with upward-sloping lyne arms and the spirit still onion which add additional reflux and spirit purity. In the final spirit run our distillers take a small foreshot cut and slow the still right down to further enhance the spirit for optimum barrel maturation.
Barrels & Maturation
We mature Coastal Stone Whisky on the coast until we feel it’s flavour is perfectly balanced.
The inaugural Coastal Stone Single Malt Whisky first release is from our first 8 barrels of ex Australian Sherry/Apera casks, 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 100L casks are 4 years old and the 225L cask are a little over 3 years old. 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 what’s to come in future expressions of Manly Spirits Coastal Stone Whisky.
Following decanting of the casks for this first release, we have now refilled them as they begin the long journey of transformation into a future release. The whisky will be different the second time, with the new make spirt character being more prominent with the oak taking a back seat. All part of the creative processes of making whisky.
Sydney sandstone water
Pure and soft, our water is filtered through Sydney sandstone
The whisky is non-chill filtered and has absolutely no need for added colours due to its rich cask extraction. As the whisky is so rich with flavour congeners it may form a flocculant over time in bottle or go a little hazy when it’s sitting in your glass dilution against a large block of ice. This is a sign of an artisan craft whisky where flavour is prioritised over appearance.
How we make Whisky
Grain & Milling
Australian Craft Whisky
Perhaps the most recognised and valued spirit in the world, whisky has a specific place among spirit lovers. Distilled from fermented grain and aged in wooden casks, whisky is a versatile and diverse spirit that can take on a plethora of flavours.
Each distillery has a different take on making whisky. While some favour fruity and sweet notes, others like dry and smoky ones but it’s a mixture of the grains, barrels and ageing processes that enables distillers to experiment with different characteristics of these flavours at will. Common cask types used to finish whisky included wine, port, sherry, Madeira, rum and beer cask. Each offer distillers tools for innovation and experimenting with their own styles.
Whisky is a spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It can be sipped neat straight up or chilled over ice. Adding a splash of water can bring out the flavours and characteristics in the spirit. Mixing with sugars, syrups and mixers can reimagine a whisky into a charming and complex cocktail. Classics like the Whisky Sour or Old Fashioned incorporate bitter and citrus elements to compliment the whisky.
Manly Spirits Co. understands that crafting whisky takes time and requires a specific set of expertise, which is why our cracking distillery team have been hard at work creating our own take and style, choosing quality Australian malted barley as the basis for our craft spirit.
Milled, fermented, distilled and aged for a minimum of two years in ex-bourbon American oak casks and ex-wine casks from France and Australia, our Australian whisky has a unique flavour that speaks to the Aussie landscape and our approach to hand-crafted and considered approach to micro-distillery.
Behind the scenes
To dive deeper into the world of whisky, why not join us on our Whisky Distillery Tour. You will be shown how we make our single malt whisky followed by a tasting experience for you to sit, sip and compare with your new-found knowledge.
Our first Australian Single Malt Whisky is presently maturing at Manly Spirits Co. in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and is due to be released in 2021.