Our Story

Capturing the harmony between carefree beach life and urban sophistication for which Manly is renowned, our Founders David, Vanessa and the Manly Spirits Co. team create Australian Gins, Botanical Vodkas and Whiskies that rival the best in the world taking much of their inspiration from the stunning surrounding marine environment of the New South Wales coastline.

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Research

Driving through the hills of Tasmania in late 2015, David and Vanessa first discussed the possibility of one day owning their own distillery. Following intensive research exploring distilleries in the USA, Europe, UK and Scotland the pair committed to their plan and sought hands-on training from a leading distillery in Tasmania.

Fast forward 18 months, and dreams do come true with Manly Spirits Co. Distillery launching April 2017.

Creation

Our range of Australian premium spirits are created using artisanal methods in our distillery based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We may make it look easy but spirit creation is a complex undertaking that requires an in-depth understanding of the intricate distilling processes, native and traditional gin botanicals, chemistry, equipment and timing that our team pulls together to create the products you enjoy.

Innovation

As innovative Aussies, the Manly Spirits Co. team strive to keep things interesting and are always experimenting with new flavours, equipment and techniques to ensure we craft a distinctly Australian premium spirit.

Our collaboration with renowned forager and chef, Elijah Holland, to sustainably source local marine botanicals for distillation in our white spirits is one example of this. 

The inclusion of these marine botanicals and Australian natives ensures that the spirits we are producing celebrates the uniqueness of these ingredients and showcases what Australian spirits are all about.

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THE ETHOS BEHIND EACH OF OUR CAREFULLY CRAFTED PREMIUM AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS SUPPORTS A WELL KNOWN PHRASE THAT BEST DESCRIBES MANLY:

‘SEVEN MILES FROM SYDNEY, A THOUSAND MILES FROM CARE’.

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO HOUSE OUR URBAN DISTILLERY. THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE WE CAPTURE NATURE IN A BOTTLE

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Name of Licence: Whittaker Distilleries Pty Ltd Licence Number 14657, 11794
Class of licence: Producer, Premise details: 4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988. It is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase liquor on licensed or regulated premises.

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