During a beach camping trip up the
east coast of Australia, great outdoors lovers David and Vanessa had a late evening epiphany over a night cap: why didn’t a drinks brand that celebrated the great Australian coastal lifestyle exist?
Instead of sipping the same old international spirits, why hadn’t anyone bottled the nature, the beauty, and the way of life into products that Australians could enjoy, and we could take to the world?
Returning to Sydney, fixated on the idea, they quit their corporate jobs and pursued their vision to do just that..
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.
Two years later, Manly Spirits Co.
distillery was constructed and fully operational in April 2017 - launching its flagship Australian Dry Gin and Botanical Vodkas.