June 17, 2021

About Us


1770 Distillery was established as a Boutique Distillery to utilise the locally grown fruits of the area and to provide a unique experience for both locals and  tourists.  It was John’s dream to have a distillery and that is what led both John & Debra to the beautiful seaside Town of 1770 / Agnes Water in Queensland. The dream materialized after being bitten by the distilling bug whilst living in Tasmania. It was there that both John & Debra developed their distilling skill under the ever watchful eye of both Bill & Lyn Lark of the Lark Distillery.

Our Liqueurs

At 1770 Distillery we make unique fruit liqueurs made with fresh locally grown ingredients.

Our liqueurs are our visions.  If you don’t have dreams and visions then you never strive to achieve the better things in life.  

Sitting by the fire on a cold night surrounded by friends. This was our vision and that is how Daybreak was born.  A drink to warm the cockles of your heart whilst whiling away the night time hours, this is what this drink is about.  Not just a drink but a warming memory.

Sunset – you’ve worked hard all day and need to chill out.  Then this drink will refresh you to get on with the night ahead. Made of Grapefruit, Bush lime and ginger.  

Open Days

Our distillery is open Thursday through to Sunday. We are closed Mon, Tues & Wed. Our operating hours for the distillery are 10am to 4pm daily.

We are closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Tastings are free*.  So why not drop in and experience something different whilst in 1770/Agnes Water.

* Groups incur small tasting charge which is then deducted from bottle price upon purchase.


The Making

The making of our liqueurs is as an age old artisan skill handed down by generations of ardent distillers.  We make all of our liqueurs in hand made copper pot stills.  

We believe copper based stills offer the opportunity to produce a finer liqueur.

The use of fresh ingredients also adds to the unique quality and flavour.  All of our liqueurs are made with fresh fruits, herbs and spices.  



What Other’s Have Said About Us …

  • 5 star review  Wonderful, John was great. He explained about the process of his wonderful liquors.

    Susan Charles Avatar Susan Charles
    March 2, 2018

    positive review  Great place not far from the main town, knowledgeable staff/owner happy to explain his process of making the delicious liquors. Well worth the visit

    Brian Mitchell Avatar Brian Mitchell
    February 19, 2019

    positive review  Absolutely loved our visit to 1770 Distillery. The choice of fruit liqueurs was just Devine - the strawberry was definitely our favourite. Ray was very welcoming and explained the distilling process for all to understand and appreciate. We will definitely be back and would recommend to all our family and friends as a must do when visiting the beautiful location of 1770.

    Lee-Ann Van Der Poel Avatar Lee-Ann Van Der Poel
    December 27, 2018

    positive review  Great little place, very friendly, great info and liqueurs are beautiful 🥰

    Sue Kirkpatrick Avatar Sue Kirkpatrick
    October 18, 2019

    positive review  Don't miss this if you're visiting 1770. very knowledgeable, interesting and delicious! we'll be back

    Debbie Arnold Avatar Debbie Arnold
    March 30, 2019

    5 star review  Such a great distillery, John is so informative and friendly ,you can tell he loves what he does!! Fantastic experience sampling his liqueurs....Sunset was our favourite!

    Lauren James Avatar Lauren James
    May 10, 2018
  • positive review  Customer service was exceptional, a great bloke, it was not too much trouble to explain how his business works and just a nice bloke to chat to and his alcohol was great too. We walked in there to hoping to kill half and hour and enjoyed it so much we stayed for an hour

    Katia Ronnfeldt Avatar Katia Ronnfeldt
    March 21, 2020

    positive review  My husband and I stumbled across the the distillery while we were in Agnes for a long weekend. We had a tasting of all the delicious liquors. We purchased the strawberry to take home with us.

    Susan Crozier Avatar Susan Crozier
    January 3, 2020

    5 star review  lovely little distillery, only doing 4 liqueurs at the moment. John is a lovely chatty fellow with a lot of knowledge who will keep you entertained during you visit. The liqueurs aren't real bad either

    David Hughes Avatar David Hughes
    November 26, 2017

    5 star review  Wow what a hidden gem! John's customer service was second to none, we loved sitting listening to the history of how they have come to be a distillery in 1770, and how each of their products are made! Highly recommend and we are looking forward to cracking open the bottle we purchased! Simon& Liz �

    Simon Moir Avatar Simon Moir
    June 28, 2017

    5 star review  Top little place. Excellent service.... John was extremely chatty... explained the entire process he goes thru to make his products. 4 very nice liquers were on the tasting plate ...... loved the strawberry liquer. Well work visiting.

    Sandie Bateman Avatar Sandie Bateman
    November 26, 2017

    positive review  John was an amazing host letting us sample his whole range... The Strawberry 🍓 Splash is my absolute fav!!!! Thanks John for your hospitality & a good yarn.... Can’t recommend your liqueurs enough! Really loved them all 🤘🏽🙏🏼😍

    Bree Rek Avatar Bree Rek
    August 13, 2019