It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's about to get a whole lot better with Manly Spirits Co.'s latest limited edition gin release – The Beaches.
With a flavour profile that combines iconic summer ingredients – mango, coconut, and pine-n-line ice cream, The Beaches is a full-flavoured gin that's perfect for tropical summer cocktails. Available for limited time only, this exclusive spirit is perfect for Christmas gifting and is sure to get your name on Santa's 'nice' list.
The Beaches gin is also the gift that keeps on giving, with Manly Spirits Co. donating $5 from every bottle sold to the Australian Marine Conservation Society: Australia's only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife. Funds raised will directly contribute to reducing ocean plastics and protecting some of Australia's threatened and endangered marine species.
Making a full-flavoured gin perfect for tropical summer cocktails required extensive flavour development and recipe trialling. The Manly Spirits Distillery Gin School with it's15 miniature stills came in handy as the laboratory was used to figure out the best combination of distilled and infused tropical fruits, marine elements and traditional Aussie dry gin notes that worked to make this 'Gin-a-Colada'.
"We used loads of Australian pineapple, rainforest lime and blood orange in the distillation process, highlighting tropical notes with a dry/citrus finish. We then layered in our tropical fruits – shredded coconut, dried mango, and banana, all infused in the gin base for 24 hours. The whole process takes 5 days of infusing to extract all oily aromatics from the coconut, fattiness & roundness from the banana, and sweet
tropical notes from the mango." said David Richards, Distillery Manager.
Manly Spirits Co. gins are handcrafted in Manly using a carefully-considered blend of sustainably-foraged marine and Australian native botanicals and more traditional gin botanicals, all balanced neatly with the highest-quality Australian grain spirit.
The Beaches G in ($95 700ml bottle) can be purchased online via www.manlyspirits.com.au and is available for delivery nationwide.
Review: With so many Gin on the market, how do you pick the right one? Is it a pretty bottle, maybe that helps, but the right taste is more important, The Beaches Gin has summer flavours that can be enjoyed with basic tonic or soda, or make an extraordinary cocktail.
Manly Spirits Co. crafts premium Australian whiskies, gins, liqueurs & 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 full range of spirits is designed, distilled, and bottled at our urban distillery. Guests are welcome to visit for distillery tours, tastings, cocktails, and Gin school. Visit to discover our stunning, superior Australian spirits that will leave you yearning for just one more sip.