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Manly Spirits arrives in the UK

Published:  06 February, 2019

Manly Spirits has launched a range of spirits in the UK, following “huge success” in Australia since it launched in April 2017.

The Australian business has released an Australian Dry Gin, a Coastal Citrus Gin, and a Marine Botanical Vodka, plus a Whisky Barrel Aged Gin, a Terra Firma Botanical Vodka and a Limoncello. The Black Fin cold brew coffee liqueur will follow in April 2019.

“We are hugely excited to be launching in the UK with Boutique Bar Brands, in what is a fast-paced and innovative market,” said David Whittaker, Manly Spirits co-founder and director. “Our brand values and 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, said 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. For the on-trade this opens up potential for a host of quirkier food and spirits pairings, as well as more interesting serves.”

Manly Spirits is represented by Boutique Bar Brands in the UK and the products are available nationally for trade customers through Enotria & Coe.

“We have been overwhelmed, but not entirely surprised, by the response to the Manly Spirits range in the UK so far,” said Boutique Bar Brands co-founder Phil Harding. “It has everything: great branding, innovative ingredients, multiple taste awards, amazing flavours and a back story that a lot of British people can really connect to, with the cosmopolitan Australian coast lifestyle.”