Distillery Experiences

Embark on an unforgettable journey at Manly Spirits Co Distillery in the heart of Sydneys' Northern Beaches. Join us for a Gin and Whisky distillery tour, become a cocktail master in our cocktail classes, or create your own personalised gin at our exclusive gin school.

Elevate your spirits experience with us – it's not just about the drinks; it's about crafting lasting memories!

Gin Making Classes

MAKE YOUR OWN GIN

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. 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 that will influence your spirit’s flavour. Book your Gin School Experience or get a Gin School gift card for a special friend. These classes can cater up to groups of 16 with their own copper stills.

Cost:
 $190 pp + booking fee
Duration: 2 hours
When: Every Thursday 6pm, Saturday 12pm & 4pm, Sunday 1pm

This unique experience includes:
• Gin & Tonic on arrival
• Education instruction by Manly Spirits Distiller with take-home booklet
• Your own copper still to use and an array of local and exotic botanicals to choose from. ( BYO botanicals welcomed)
• A cocktail & antipasto plate to share.
• 700ml custom-made bottle of Gin to take home. Labeled, signed, and shrink sealed with your individual tasting notes.
•$10 off any full-sized bottle of spirits purchased from the distillery.

Manly Spirits Co. Gin School

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Cocktail Materclasses

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.Hosted by one of our expert mixologists, a cocktail making class is an entertaining experience for small groups, big parties and special occasions. For drinks-lovers, social-shakers, and those looking to try something new, the cocktail masterclass will guide you through how to make a selection of our favourite drinks. 

Cost: $105 pp + booking fee
Duration: 2 hours
When: Every Friday 6pm

This unique experience includes:
• A hands-on cocktail class, and making three cocktails with a Manly Spirits twist
• Share nibbles & artisan cheese/antipasto board

Distillery Tours

Gin & Whisky Tours

A 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.

GIN TOURS
Cost:
 Gin Tours - $30 Whisky Tour $48 + booking fee
Duration: 45 hours
When: Every Thursday 6pm, Saturday 12pm & 4pm, Sunday 1pm

This unique experience includes:
• Gin & Tonic on arrival
• Education instruction by Manly Spirits Distiller with take-home booklet
•$10 off any full-sized bottle of spirits purchased from the distillery.

WHISKY TOURS
Cost:
 $48 + booking fee
Duration: 45 hours
When: Every Thursday 6pm, Saturday 12pm & 4pm, Sunday 1pm

This unique experience includes:
• Tour of the distillery
• Education instruction by Manly Spirits Distiller with take-home booklet
• Your own copper still to use and an array of local and exotic botanicals to choose from. ( BYO botanicals welcomed)
•$10 off any full-sized bottle of spirits purchased from the distillery.

Experience Gift Vouchers

If the class you'd like to pick is a gift and you are unsure of a date, why not give a gift voucher! Available in physical or virtual cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a Distillery Experience?

Book Online

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

Can I cancel/reschedule my booking?

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 venue@manlyspirits.com.au
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 venue@manlyspirits.com.au. 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 venue@manlyspirits.com.au
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.
Is my Distillery Experience gift voucher refundable?

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

How do I redeem my Distillery Experience gift voucher?

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.

When will I receive my Distillery Experience gift voucher?

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 venue@manlyspirits.com.au or call 02 80185144.

How long is a Distillery Experience gift voucher valid for?

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

Can I apply my gift voucher to other Manly Spirits products or services?

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

Where can I park?

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

Where is the nearest bus stop?

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

How long are the Distillery Experiences?

Gin & Whisky Tours go for approx 1 hour. 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 friends, 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. 

Do you have disabled access?

Yes, please call us to discuss special requirements.

Is it possible to arrange a private group experience for a corporate or after party?

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 venue@manlyspirits.com.au or call 0280185144

I have a question, how can I get in touch?

venue@manlyspirits.com.au or call 0280185144

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