The Northern Beaches' First Artisan Distillery

The team at Manly Spirits Co. has combined science, innovation and a large dose of the ‘Australian Way’, to expertly craft a premium range of Australian spirits. COVERED. stopped in for a taste test.

The range includes Dry Gin, Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka, Manly Spirits Terra Firma Botanical Vodka and North Fort White Dog Malt Spirit. 

They showcase the finest Australian produce including superior malts, and sustainably sourced native and foraged marine botanicals.

Launched Australia wide, the Manly Spirits Co. range is packaged in custom designed gradient bottles with raised foil labels. The spirits are celebrating a clean-sweep of recent medal wins at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. 

David Whittaker, Manly Spirits Co. founder and director, says, “With a high proportion of spirits consumed in Australia imported from other countries, we believe there is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Australian craft spirits and are proud to be part of this movement.”

Manly Spirits Co., which distills, bottles and labels by hand at their urban distillery in Brookvale, is also laying down casks of its cornerstone single malt whisky range - North Fort - and limited release Australian whiskies. 

Matured and finished in a range of traditional ex-Bourbon, ex-fortified wine French oak and ex-Australian wine casks, a variety of whisky expressions will be available from 2019.

Head Distiller, Tim Stones, formerly of Beefeater gin and Chivas Brothers Limited, adds, “The Manly Spirits Co. team is continually exploring the Australian botanical pantry and are drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings of Manly’s famed marine sanctuary. 

“Our signature whiskies, gins and botanical vodkas, will be complimented by a rotating seasonal small-batch collection, The Distillery Expressions, that will be available exclusively at the Distillery Tasting Bar for industry and visitors to try.”

Located just 15 minutes from Manly Ferry wharf, the Manly Spirits Co. Distillery welcomes visitors for walk-in tastings and pre-booked behind-the-scene tours from Wednesday to Sunday each week and offers guests the opportunity to explore, discover and taste the amazing world of Australian spirits.

Manly Spirits Co.’s range of premium craft Australian spirits is now available. Prices are RRP: Manly Spirits Botanical Vodkas - $75; Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin - $80; North Fort White Dog Malt Spirit - $85. •

4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale  
Ph 02 8018 5144
Tastings - prebook for Fri: 7pm, Sat + Sun: 2pm + 5pm