Manly Spirits unveils Piña Colada-inspired gin

Australian producer Manly Spirits Co has extended its gin range with a limited edition release called The Beaches.

The gin is said to boast a Piña Colada profile by combining and infusing the ‘iconic’ summer ingredients of mango, coconut and pine-n-lime ice cream.

“Making a full-flavoured gin perfect for tropical summer cocktails required extensive flavour development and recipe trialling,” said distillery manager David Richards.

“The Manly Spirits Distillery Gin School with its 15 miniature stills came in handy as the laboratory 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’.”

The 40% ABV gin has been launched to coincide with the arrival of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

Northern Beaches artist Tegan Franks was engaged to create the bottle label. The brief was to ‘bring the essence and summer vibe of living and playing on the beaches to life’.

The teal blue label shows a surfers and beach goers swimming among the sea life often found on the Northern Beaches of Australia.

Vanessa Wilton, creative director of Manly Spirits, added: “We set our sights on creating a gin that pushes the boundaries of deliciousness, and partnering with local artist Tegan Franks to create a label celebrating the quintessential summer flavours of mango, pineapple, and coconut and that captures the Aussie beach lifestyle, made perfect sense.”

The glass also features an embossed depiction of the brand’s tropical fish logo – a design feature found on all of the brand’s 700ml spirit bottles.

The limited edition Beaches gin is priced at RRP AU$95 (US$64.49) per bottle.

Manly Spirits will donate AU$5 from every bottle of The Beaches sold to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting the country’s ocean wildlife.

Funds raised will directly contribute to reducing ocean plastics and protecting some of Australia’s threatened and endangered marine species.

The Beaches joins Manly Spirit Co’s range that includes Lilly Pilly Pink Gin, Australian Dry Gin, Zesty Limoncello, Grape & Grain Vodka, and ‘Nor’easter’ – the brand’s signature Australian single malt whisky. The products are created to showcase Australia’s unique terroir.

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