Manly Spirits Co. Distillery has unveiled their much anticipated FIRST RELEASE Single Malt Whisky, Coastal Stone.

Coastal Stone – Element Series consists of five unique and distinct whisky styles from five different casks; sherry, pinot, bourbon, port and shiraz.  Sherry cask will be the first release available early September with the full set available on pre-sale for those who don’t want to miss out on collecting all five from the series.

The remaining expressions will be released every couple of months over the next year. Majority of the casks were distilled & laid down 4 years ago, being expressions of the maritime elements and raw nature of the Australian coast, combined with the desire to create a whisky that exceeds expectations.

Under Manly Spirits Co’s new whisky brand, COASTAL STONE, which they felt captured the true essence of where this whisky has been distilled and matured on the coast of Sydney with homage to the sandstone cliffs which with time and the eroding elements have become landmarks of our stunning coastal line of the Northern Beaches and Sydney Harbour.

The whisky has been captured in a contemporary glass bottle, sculptured with the eroded textures of weathered sandstone cliffs that border our coastline and sealed with a truly unique Sydney Sandstone stopper.

This very limited first release celebrates a journey of passion and self-belief that started 5 years ago when David Whittaker and Vanessa Wilton decided to build the Northern Beaches first distillery laying down some exceptional whisky, expertly crafted with a balance of tradition and innovation which has now been awaken from its long slumber to be enjoyed.

A refined spirit that respects our Sydney climate, created from grain to glass with no shortcuts, no strict timelines, just premium ingredients with true artisan skill. Rich in complex flavours, each expression tells the story of our distillers’ creativity and experimentation to create exquisite yet approachable whisky.

Founder and Distiller, David Whittaker said “It has been a true passion since my twenties to create whisky that embraces our home turf and uses techniques of fermenting well-learnt from our surrounding craft brewing industry. Adding a barrel selection policy mastered from the Scots with an Australian way of pushing tradition slightly aside we have been able to create a premium Australian whisky that reflects our artisan way of doing things”.

Supporting our Aussie farmers all our grain is grown and malted in Australia with the new make spirit for Coastal Stone Whisky is distilled at the Manly Spirits Distillery from grain to glass.

The inaugural Coastal Stone Single Malt Whisky first release is from our first 8 barrels of ex Australian Sherry/Apera casks that were filled in our first year of distilling.

It has resulted in a robust flavoured and complex whisky which speaks to its Australian heritage and gives a hint of what’s to come in future expressions of Manly Spirits Coastal Stone whisky.


Available directly from the distillery and selected retailers.

About Coastal Stone: Sherry Cask:

Tasting Notes


Bold, sweet, and aromatic. Cherry, raisins and glace orange slices, dark chocolate, and cinnamon spice.


Smooth and full bodied. Rich dark fruits and honeyed plum, followed by delicate sweet cherry and vanilla spiced oak.


Long, woody, and warm. Raisins, stone fruit, candied peel covered in dark chocolate.

CONTACT | 4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale, Sydney NSW 2100 | Tel: 02 8018 5144

For further information or images contact:

Vanessa Wilton, Marketing Manager/Founder Manly Spirits Co.

0412 534 402 |

Beth Lucas, Brand Manager

0411 230 284 |

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