Manly Spirits Whisky
Australian Single Malt
Presently maturing at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery
Australian Craft Whisky
Overview of our process
What is a Manly Spirits Whisky?
estimate release date for whisky: Early 2021
Manly Spirits Whisky is a range of Australian Single Malt whiskies produced by Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, Sydney’s Northern Beaches’ first artisan distillery, and will be available from 2021.
Following distillation in our gorgeous 1000L and 1500L copper pot stills, the clean full-bodied spirit is matured in a selection of French or American oak casks before being finished in classic Australian wine varietal casks.
Monitored by our Distillery team to ensure that the whisky is decanted at the optimum level of maturity, each whisky is bottled as a single cask and individually numbered to identify the exact cask and bottle.
Reflecting flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail that connects terroir, people and place, our signature whisky style presents an approachable fresh taste profile that is enjoyed by first-timers and connoisseurs alike.
Note: North Fort ‘White Dog’ Malt Spirit is on sale (this is an unaged malted barley spirit with no time spent in Oak). This showcases the origins of whisky before oak maturation….and is a tasty drop.
Aged to perfection, expressions of our whisky range have been matured in a selection of casks that capture the individual influence of the wood. These include; Ex-Bourbon American oak casks, Ex-Fortified wine French-oak casks and Ex-Australian Wine casks – Pinot Noir and Shiraz
An Australian single malt whisky must be aged for at least two years, to be called a whisky. All our Manly Spirits Whisky range is aged for a minimum of two years, and our Head Distiller will determine when is the optimal time to share each whisky with the world.
This is of course with the exception of our North Fort ‘White Dog’ Malt Spirit. We couldn’t wait to share this fresh, young, malty spirit with you.
Variety is the spice of life! For some of our whiskies in their final stages of maturation, our expert Distilling team will use various finishing techniques to create new and interesting variants.
Some of these Distillery Expressions will first appear at the tasting bar at our distillery and will then perhaps make it into our permanent range. Please let us know if you would like to be notified of new expressions when available.
How we make Whisky
Grain & Milling
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.