Doing Australia proud one handcrafted release at a time, Manly Spirits Co. has all kinds of incredible stuff going on this holiday season. And what better way to bring you in on the action than with a mind-blowing giveaway? Enter below for a chance to win a full set of the brand’s acclaimed Element Series, – an incredible prize as the first batch completely sold out. From now on, Manly Spirits co will only be releasing individual bottles, meaning you can’t buy the complete set anymore. Get your hands on the last Element Series available through this competition. Plus, you’ll receive a bottle of the new Nor’easter single malt from subsidiary label Coastal Stone Whisky, as well as a private tasting and distillery tour with co-founder and distiller David Whittaker, which can be performed in person if the winner is Sydney-based or via the web if not.
The retail value of the whiskies alone is $1,100. The private tasting and tour? Priceless. Even if you don’t enter or win, these spirits and opportunities will make for the perfect holiday gift for either yourself or the whisky-lover in your life. Here’s everything you need to know.
Coastal Stone Whisky
Recently introduced by Manly Spirits Co., the Coastal Stone Whisky family draws direct inspiration from the maritime essence and raw elements of Australia’s iconic coastline. Every expression that falls under this banner was crafted by way of premium ingredients and expert skill, going from grain to glass with zero shortcuts. Let’s take a closer look at some of the label’s newest offerings.
Nor’easter Single Malt
This brand new release takes the form of a classic single malt and goes by the name of Coastal Stone Whisky: Nor’easter. An incredible gift for yourself or others, it opens with an enticing nose of stone fruit (white peach, apricot, nectarine), golden apple, Asian pears, spring flowers, rich chocolate, and hints of vanilla and honey. The body is light to medium in texture and bursting with creamy notes of nutty chocolate, which segue into dried stone fruit, subtle oak tannins, apple custard, pear, and panna cotta. Spice kicks in on the finish and leaves a long trail of elegant flavour in its wake.
Why the name Nor’easter? Because this signature expression was inspired by the prevailing summer breeze that hits the coast of Sydney, creating the ideal climate for whisky maturation. It will be released by Manly Spirits under the Coastal Stone Whisky label on an annual basis, with each year producing a new ‘vintage.’ The inaugural edition culls from the respective worlds of wine and whisky by maturing in a combination of former red wine casks from the Barossa Valley and American/French oak barrels. It’s presented in a truly unique 500ml bottle, made from bespoke glass and local Sydney sandstone with the world’s first sandstone stopper, hand-cut locally. In fact, the bottle’s distinctive, award-winning design recently won the 2022 Best Bottle Design Award at the World Whisky Awards; Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Coastal Stone Nor’easter is available for $99 from selected Vintage Cellars, First Choice Liquor, and Dan Murphy’s, as well as independent retailers.
Distilled on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and introduced last year, the Element Series exceeds expectations at every possible turn. It makes up part of the Coastal Stone Whisky family and delivers eye-catching colour and complex flavour across the entire range. With the holidays upon us, now is definitely the time to pick up a 500ml bottle for the whisky-lover in your life.
Opt for the ‘Exclusive Batch 1’ package and you get every single malt from the first batch along with a collector’s gift box , each of which was matured in a different type of cask:
- Sherry Cask – Batch 1
- Bourbon Cask – Batch 1
- Pinot Cask – Batch 1
- Shiraz Cask – Batch 1
- Port Cask – Batch 1
Every bit as diverse as the region in which it was created, the Element Series tells a story of local geography and boundless creativity. Furthering that story are the 500ml bottles themselves, each one crafted from contemporary glass, sculpted with the eroded textures of sandstone cliffs, and sealed with the aforementioned sandstone stopper. Get sipping.
Premium whisky, gin, liqueur, and vodka are the name of the game over at Manly Spirits Co., the first artisan distillery to operate out of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Whilst best known for clear spirits, the brand is now churning out some of the finest single malts one can taste throughout Australia. They also continue to draw upon sustainably-sourced native and marine botanicals straight from the nation’s eastern coastline when crafting their exceptional gins. Guests are invited to visit the distillery for tours, tastings, and Gin School, where lip-smacking surprises will have you pining for one more sip.
Meanwhile, there’s no better way to pick up what this distillery is throwing down than by winning their latest giveaway. Enter below for a chance to win a full set of the Element Series, a bottle of the new Nor’Easter single malt, and a virtual or in-person distillery tour with co-founder and distiller David Whittaker, private tasting and distillery tour with co-founder and distiller David Whittaker, with an overall retail value of $1,200. For yourself or your favourite boozehound, this is the ultimate holiday gift!
WIN!A Whisky Collector’s Set and a private tour from Manly Spirits Valued at $1,100!