Get to Sydney Bar Week for this in-depth masterclass and tour at Manly Spirits Co

Tim Stones, Manly Spirits Co. distiller.

Have you ever thought of translating your career in the bar world to one in the spirits world, distilling the stuff you use every day behind the bar?

That’s what Tim Stones of Manly Spirits Co. did when he made the move from global brand ambassador to distiller at one of Sydney’s most exciting spirits start-ups.

Manly Spirits Co Distillery Tasting Bar. Image Alana Dimou

You’ll be able to learn from Stones’ experiences in learning the way of the stills at their Sydney Bar Week event on Saturday the 15th of September. (He’s someone you ought to listen to as well, having garnered a swag of medals at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards earlier this year and the title of Champion Alternate Spirit, as well as a double gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition this year for their Australian Dry Gin).

You can also catch the Manly Spirits Co. at the Indie Spirits Tasting taking place on Sunday the 16th at Restaurant Hubert, along with a whole host of Australian and international indie spirits — click here to get your spot.

It’s going to be a great event to kickstart Sydney Bar Week with, and the best part is it’s absolutely free — click here to get your ticket before they’re gone.


This is just one of the 29 great events lined up over five days of Sydney Bar Week, taking place between Saturday the 15th and Wednesday the 19th of September. It’s set to be the biggest Bar Week yet — get over to the Bar Week site here and get your RSVPs and tickets sorted before they run out.

The Details
What: From Behind the Bar to in Front of the Stills presented by Manly Spirits Co
Date: Saturday, 15th September
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Where: Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, 4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale
Tickets: Register here.
Join Manly Spirits Co. Distiller Tim Stones discussing how he transitioned from slinging gin to creating it. He will share his journey of changing careers, how he did this and explain how he makes award-winning spirits at Manly Spirits Co. (And how much he misses his expense account). He will then conduct a tasting of the full range of Manly Spirits’ gins, botanical vodkas, liqueurs and whisky. Tim has over twenty years spent in the drinks trade, from bartending at London’s Lab and Trailer Happiness, co-creating It’s A Rematch, Beeyatch!!! and working as the Global Brand Ambassador for Beefeater before changing careers and joining the team at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery. Limited Space so book in quickly.