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Manly Spirits Co. Distillery is launching its highly anticipated low alcohol by volume, low calorie, ready-to-drink craft gin and tonics this month. The gin and tonics are the first ready-to-drink options from Manly Spirits. The company is launching the new offering with two variations: Manly Spirits Gin & Tonic with Australian Dry Gin and Manly Spirits Pink Gin & Tonic with Lilly Pilly Pink Gin.

“We were finding that people who enjoyed our premium gins at home were having to compromise when it came to bringing drinks to a barbeque, dinner party or picnics,” says Vanessa Wilton, Co-founder of Manly Spirits. “If you appreciate high quality, craft gin, why should you have to compromise when you are choosing a no-fuss, ready-to-drink option?

“The Manly Spirits Pink G&T also has the added benefit of having zero sugar and low calories for the health-conscious consumer. We like to call it a guilt-free G&T!”

With the trend toward mindful drinking Manly Spirits has crafted its drinks to be only one standard drink per bottle. “We’ve achieved that without compromising on flavour by increasing the amount of botanicals used in our recipes. We have designed and manufactured both the gin and the tonic which means that we have been able to tailor our recipes to deliver what our customers would expect from a craft premium gin mixed with a quality tonic.”

Perfecting the recipes took several months. “Our gins won gold medals at the 2019 World Gin Awards,” says Co-founder David Whittaker, “so any new product we added to our range had to be high quality. The most important thing is that the unique flavours from our Australian Dry Gin and Lilly Pilly Pink Gin shine through. We don’t want to make a G&T just for convenience, for us it’s all about making a high quality drink that just happens to come in a convenient, ready-to-go bottle.”

With an established range of artisan spirits, Manly Spirits was determined to bring that same premium, craft quality into its convenient, ready-to-drink option.

“Our new gin and tonics are packaged in beautiful bespoke glass bottles manufactured by O-I Australia with our signature Manly Spirits Fibonacci pattern on the bottles. At 275ml these miniature versions of our 700ml bottles have strong visual appeal. Glass is infinitely recyclable and the O-I bottles are a great fit with our commitment to sustainability.

“We know people love our beautifully crafted bespoke 700ml spirit bottles, so we didn’t want to compromise when it came to designing and sourcing the bottles for our Gin & Tonics. We wanted to make sure they felt just as nice to drink from and to display – and that’s what we did!” says Vanessa.

The products and packaging are all Australian made with no plastic involved. The ingredients, labels and packaging, and the glass bottles themselves, prove that Australian manufacturing is still alive and thriving, says Vanessa.

“Every piece of this product can be recycled and reused. Now more than ever we need to think a bit beyond the drink, and design for a product’s entire lifecycle, including life after use.

“Our goal is for people to move away from single use and either reuse or recycle our bottles and packaging. The bottles are so attractive that they can be used as dispensers for soap or creams or for a wide range of other uses. We use them in our distillery tasting bar for our cocktail syrups.”

Serving suggestions:

Serve chilled straight from the bottle. For a quick gin bowl, we recommend garnishing the Australian Dry Gin & Tonic with slice of lime and basil and garnishing the Pink Gin & Tonic with grapefruit and edible flowers.

Tasting notes:

Manly Spirits Pink Gin & Tonic: Lilly Pilly Pink Gin

Description: With no sugar and low calories this fruity G&T with its all-natural subtle pink hue has been handcrafted for pure tastebud delight. Enhanced with vibrant and succulent summer berries of the native Lilly Pilly and foraged edible pink flowers found tucked in the coastal dunes of the Northern Beaches. There are also soft red berry notes from Lilly Pilly and raspberry, complemented with citrus from native limes and blood orange.

Key Ingredients: Carbonated water, Manly Spirits Lilly Pilly Pink Gin (15%), monk fruit juice, erythritol, citric acid, natural colour and flavours, Preservative E211, natural quinine

ABV: 4% alc/vol

Distilled & Manufactured: 275 ml Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia

Price: RRP $28 for 4 pack

Manly Spirits Gin & Tonic: Australian Dry Gin

Description: Inspired by sunrise swims through the crystal-clear waters of Manly Beach’s famed marine sanctuary. Manly Spirits G&T is crafted using sustainably foraged marine & native Australian botanicals giving a bright, fresh citrus nose, balanced with gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a complex lingering finish. Perfect for those who appreciate exceptionally crafted gin paired perfectly with tonic, without compromise on flavour.

Key Ingredients: Carbonated water, Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin (15%), sugar, citric acid, natural plavours, Preservative E211, natural quinine

ABV: 4.5% alc/vol

Distilled & Manufactured: Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia

RRP: $28 for 4 pack

About Manly Spirits Co. Distillery:

Manly Spirits Co. craft premium Australian gins, botanical vodkas, liqueurs and whiskies are produced 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 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. Guests are welcome to visit 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.

For Sales:

Rob Sutherland, Sales Manager, Manly Spirits Co.

0416 800 158 or 02 8018 5144 |

Manly Spirits Co. Distillery

4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale, Sydney NSW 2100 | Tel: 02 8018 5144

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