Barrel Aged Gin

Whisky Cask 04
700ml / 45%


What was once transparent, is now more complex thanks to the ageing process of Oak barrels. Two barrels, one an ex-Bourbon from Kentucky, the other an ex Tasmanian single malt Whisky have found a new life maturing our award-winning Australian Dry Gin.

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 (bourbon cask), this barrel-aged spirit brings the best of both worlds together in a SMOOTH, versatile spirit. Perfect as a sipping gin, with tonic or in a rich smokey cocktail.

$101.00

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Bright & golden.

Nose: Light vanilla and oak delicate pine and pepperiness at the end.

Palate: Initial orange sweetness. Dried fruit mid-palate. Dry, light oak finish.

Specifications

700ml Bottle Size | 45% Alc/Vol

Product of Sydney, Australia

Key Botanicals

Oak + Juniper, Angelica, Orris, Coriander Seed, Cardamom, Anise Myrtle, Orange Peel, Finger Lime, Sea Lettuce, Mountain Pepper Leaf.

THE INSPIRATION

A cross between a gin and whisky, this Barrel-Aged Gin adds depth to your cocktails and makes a lovely sipper.

AWARDS

Best Australian Matured Gin

We’re incredibly proud of our Barrel Aged Gin, winning Best Australian Matured Gin at the World Gin Awards for 2020.

SILVER (Barrel Aged Gin) San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
SILVER International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018
BEST Matured Gin World Gin Awards 2020
BRONZE Best In Glass GinNation Consumer Gin 2020
BRONZE Matured Gin World Gin Awards 2021

Other Info About Barrel Aged Gin

After the whisky is created with our signature native botanicals, it’s placed into a sherry cask (traditionally used for ageing whisky). Here, it takes on a variety of whisky characteristics and flavours, allowing its subtleties to fully develop. 

Finally, our unique Manly Spirits whisky is added during the bottling process, incorporating its own distinct flavours and enhancing the overall drinking experience.

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How do you recommend serving?

If you’re an avowed gin lover who revels in the world of complex botanicals and golden tasting notes, our Barrel Aged Gin can be enjoyed under the hot summer sun, sipping on a small measure over ice. Those who are less accustomed to our Australian matured gin’s rich, smooth and refreshing flavours will enjoy it when mixed with ice-cold tonic and garnished with thyme and lemon. 

Alternatively, add a dash into a rich and smoky cocktail that’s infused with muddled bitters, herbs and spices like sage, rosemary and cinnamon. Whether you create an Oaked White Negroni, an Oaked Martinez or a Beach Buck, add another layer of flavour and complement the dried fruit that hits your mid-palate during tasting by garnishing your cocktail with a maraschino cherry or a zesty orange peel. 

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What is the distilling process?

Our gin is carefully distilled with marine and native Australian botanicals, including sea lettuce, cardamom, juniper berries, mountain pepper leaf, anise myrtle, orange peel, and lemon myrtle. It’s a blend of traditional and modern flavours, drawing on the finest ingredients to create an artisanal spirit that will tantalise your tastebuds. We use a one distillation run method called ‘one shot’, which ensures we craft a perfectly balanced blend between our botanicals and neutral grain spirit. 

After the distillation process, the resulting gin is stored in a sherry cask for 20 months in a manner akin to whisky — this allows it to adopt the flavours of the barrel and mature further during this period. We work tirelessly to balance the botanical profiles with the new range of flavours introduced by the barrel during this period. 

We also add a dash of our Manly Spirits whisky during the bottling process to enhance the overall flavour profile.

Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
SEA LETTUCE

Sea Lettuce is a algae that grows on the rock shelves, which makes it an incredibly dangerous botanical to forage (our team have the scars to prove it!). We only collect what we need, and a little bit goes a long way as its important to balance the beautiful umami, oceanic character that sea lettuce brings to our spirits.
— Foraged from Curl Curl Beach
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
ANISE MYRTLE

A sub-tropical Australian native tree traditionally found in the rainforests of Northern NSW. Slightly sweet liquorice profile on the front palate, which builds and lingers on the back palate to a refreshing, earthy menthol profile similar to star anise.
— Foraged in NSW
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
ORANGE PEEL

Orange peel is one of the real heroes in our Australian Dry Gin, bringing a bright & fresh citrus characteristic balanced with the marine, juniper and peppery notes.
— NSW
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
MOUNTAIN PEPPER LEAF

We use the leaf of the Mountain Pepper plant, harvested from Tasmania, which adds a mild chilli and peppery character to our gin.
— TAS Wild Harvested & Cultivated
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
ANGELICA

Angelica root is one of the traditional gin botanicals, and has a slightly bitter, herbal and earthy flavour.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
JUNIPER

If you've ever tried juniper berries, it's likely that you instantly thought of gin. Juniper is what makes a gin, a gin. It's the strong piney notes that really shine when distilled, giving gin that beautifully unique 'gin' characteristic.
— NSW
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
CARDAMON

Green cardamom seeds bring a slightly sweet pine character to our traditional gin botanical base.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
WALTSEED

Wattleseed brings a distinct nutty, coffee, and roasted character to our spirits, emulating the Australian bush's uniqueness.
— Location: VIC/NSW Wild Harvested
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
CORIANDER SEED

Coriander seeds bring a beautiful lemony citrus flavour to our traditional gin botanical base.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
ORRIS ROOT

Orris root has an earthy yet floral flavour profile, and when distilled, it is used to bind and enhance the flavours of other botanicals.
Common botanicals used in Manly Spirits Gin
FINGER LIME

Finger Lime is a rainforest fruit grown in the hinterland of the northern rivers of NSW & QLD. The lime crystals are packed with a highly concentrated lime flavour that explodes in your mouth.
— Location: NTH NSW Cultivated