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MANLY SPIRITS CO. LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS RANGE FROM SYDNEY’S NORTHERN BEACHES’ FIRST ARTISAN DISTILLERY

3rd May 2017 – Manly Spirits Co., Sydney’s Northern Beaches’ first artisan distillery, has today launched its debut range of premium Australian spirits, after recent medal wins at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.
Driven by a desire to create quality spirits that showcase the finest Australian produce including superior malts, and sustainably sourced native and foraged marine botanicals, the Manly Spirits Co. team have combined science, innovation and a large dose of the ‘Australian Way’ to expertly craft the launch expressions – Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin, Manly Spirits Marine Botanical Vodka, Manly
Spirits Terra Firma Botanical Vodka and North Fort White Dog Malt Spirit.

Launching Australia wide, the Manly Spirits Co. range, packaged in custom designed gradient bottles with raised foil label features, are celebrating a clean-sweep of recent medal wins for the new expressions that were entered at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. Manly Spirits Co Distillery are also opening its doors for the first time to visitors
for distillery tours and tasting experiences.

David Whittaker, Manly Spirits Co. Founder and Director, comments: “We are thrilled to have received awards at two of the world’s prestigious spirits award competitions for our launch expressions. 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., who distil, bottle and label by hand at their urban distillery, are also laying down casks of their 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, formally of Beefeater gin and Chivas Brothers Limited, adds: “The Manly Spirits Co. team are 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 only 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. craft premium Australian whiskies, gins and botanical vodkas at Sydney’s Northern Beaches’ first artisan distillery. Capturing the harmony between carefree beach life and urban sophistication for which Manly is renowned, the Manly Spirits Co. range showcases the finest Australian malts and sustainably sourced native and marine botanicals from the stunning surrounds of the Australian eastern coastline. The unique Manly Spirits Co. range is distilled, bottled and labelled by hand at our urban distillery and guests are welcomed for distillery tours, tastings and sensory experiences. Visit us to discover our smooth, balanced and bold range of superior Australian spirits that will leave you yearning for just one more sip. www.manlyspirits.com.au

Manly Spirits
Australian Dry Gin

Tasting Note: Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin showcases a bright, fresh citrus nose, balanced with gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a rounded, lingering finish.
Perfect in a Gin & Tonic with a slice of orange.
Key Ingredients: Ten botanicals including; Traditional gin botanicals, Orange Peel, Sea Lettuce, Finger Lime, Anise Myrtle and Mountain Pepper Leaf.
17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Silver. Gin category.
ADSA: Silver in New World / Contemporary Gin category.