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February 2019: Manly Spirits Co., the Australian brand of award-winning gins, botanical vodkas and more has launched its range of premium spirits in the UK.
Showcasing the finest, sustainably-sourced Australian produce, the Manly Spirits products are made using local ingredients from the native pantry of the Sydney coastline to create exceptional spirits with unique botanical flavours. Marine influences are at the heart of the brand and the botanicals used in the spirits include ingredients such as Sea Lettuce, Sea Kelp, Anise Myrtle, Finger Lime and Lemon Aspen.
The core range launching in the UK features an Australian Dry Gin, a Coastal Citrus Gin, and a Marine Botanical Vodka. These will be supported by a Whisky Barrel Aged Gin, a Terra Firma Botanical Vodka and a Zesty Limoncello. The Black Fin cold brew coffee liqueur will follow in April 2019, shortly after its launch in Australia.
Inspired by the carefree beach life and coastal influence of Manly’s famed marine sanctuary, each spirit has a distinctive flavour that offers up opportunities for unique food pairings. Try a Marine Vodka martini with oysters, a Coastal Citrus G&T with swordfish or even a Terra Firma Bloody Mary with steak. For those with a sweet tooth, the Limoncello can be served as a spritz to pair with cheesecake.
The brand has seen huge success in Australia since launching in April 2017, with a host of medal wins to its name, including:
David Whittaker, Manly Spirits Co. Founder and Director, said, ‘We are hugely excited to be launching in the UK and believe that the diversity of our range can offer something unique to bars, restaurants, and drinks enthusiasts at home. There is a lot of growth happening in the Australian craft spirits movement and we’re proud to be promoting this further afield.’
Head Distiller Tim Stones, formerly of Beefeater Gin and Chivas Brothers Limited, adds, ‘The work of the Manly Spirits Co. team has been hugely innovative; continually exploring the Australian botanical pantry and drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings of Manly’s famed marine sanctuary. This has resulted in a unique range of spirits, with industry experts and consumers commenting on their distinctive coastal flavours.’
Manly Spirits products can be purchased from www.ginkiosk.com or www.masterofmalt.com, RRP £42.50.
Manly Spirits is represented by Boutique Bar Brands in the UK and the range can also be sampled at multiple bars across the country, including Nine Lives, Mint Gun Club, Merchant House of Bow Lane, 114 Teddington, Craft London, No 97 (Surbiton) and Domino (Leeds).