Manly Spirits Co. Distillery

Striving for only the highest possible quality, but also driven to deliver expressions that capture the diversity of Australian botanicals, the Manly Spirits team explores above and below the ocean surface to find that something special.

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Brand Story

Manly beach locals, David and Vanessa, wanted to share with the world a bit of Australia. Driven by their passion for the care free beach life, Australian marine life and the lush Australian landscape, Manly was born in late 2017.

Manly Spirits represents the harmony between the stunning marine environment of the New South Wales coastline and the urban sophistication of Manly Beach. The discussion of starting a distillery sparked in 2015 while driving through the hills of Tasmania, a spunky little island off the coast of south Australia. The following year, David and Vanessa ‘subjected’ (someone had to do the hard research) themselves to exploring distilleries throughout the US, Europe and the UK. The husband and wife duo returned back to where the light bulb first turned on, Tasmania, seeking out hands on training from a distillery on the island.

Eighteen months later, they saw their dream come to life and opened the doors to Manly Spirits Distillery. The ethos behind each of the spirits crafted at Manly supports a well known phrase that best describes Manly Beach, “Seven miles from Sydney, a thousand miles from care.” At Manly Spirits, David and Vanessa have managed to capture ‘nature in a bottle.’

The Death & Co line of Ready to Drink cocktails pays homage to the indelible bar experience, featuring rotating and seasonal menu changes, collaborations with some of the most respected names in the cocktail landscape & special issues. The line is a true extension of the Death & Co experience; fit for the right occasions and ready for wherever life takes you.

"Here at Manly Spirits Distillery we follow a process of no short cuts, use only the finest ingredients we can source, learn from the traditional past (distilling is a very old profession!) but adapt utilising modern technology and methods to produce the finest craft spirit."

  • As a Cocktail

    Manly Spirits Lilly Pilly Pink Gin bursts with fragrant floral and fruity notes, making it the perfect base spirit for cocktails that taste as good as they look on Instagram. Lilly Pilly Pink Gin is a fun way to brighten up gin classics such as the martini or gin and tonic. Play into the pink by adding pink champagne and Lilly Pilly Pink Gin to your French 75 – a perfect cocktail for backyard brunch and garden tea service.

  • Neat or Over Ice

    Manly Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is an elegant digestif for capping off a delicious meal. Neither too bitter nor too sweet, the coffee flavors are balanced with notes of chocolate and a bit of spice – a delicious way to end the evening or start the day.

  • Food Pairings

    Manly Spirits Citrus Coastal Gin has a brightness from the lemon aspen and Meyer lemon, as well as an oceanic note from the sea parsley. These flavors in tandem make it an ideal spirit to pair with the catch of the day – whether you’re in the mood for oysters, sashimi or ceviche, Manly Spirits Citrus Coastal Gin is the perfect gin to elevate seafood dishes from cultures across the world.

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