Equipped with two gorgeous Holsten stills, Brookvale locals, David Whittaker and Vanessa Wilton are driven to create spirits that capture the diversity of Australian botanicals, exploring above and below the ocean to create that something special. Presently offering two vodkas, a White Dog malt and this contemporary-styled gin, the spirits are meticulously monitored during distillation and rather than computer controlled cuts, Manly rely on well-tuned noses to capture as much flavour as possible.
Produced from a wheat base, botanicals for the gin include Sea Lettuce, Pepper Leaf, Anise Myrtle, Finger Lime and Orange Peel. The odd botanical here is obviously the marine addition. It was inspired by Elijah Holland, head chef at “Powder Keg”, a restaurant and gin bar in Sydney. He recommended it as a novel ‘North Beach coastal influence’ for the gin’s profile