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.
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.
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 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 …
What a great find. We found this little gem of a place today while showing our southern visitors around. Great product and service It was very interesting to hear how it is made. Just had to bring a few bottle home. Cheers
July 28, 2018
Fabulous Flavours. so interesting to hear how John makes all the liqueurs. Strawberry the best especially with champagne.... yummo
June 29, 2019
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
February 19, 2019
fantastic visit. we had a great time. we learnt alot. we tried all your products and we brought a few bottles. a great afternoon . thank you
February 4, 2019
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 �
June 28, 2017
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 🤘🏽🙏🏼😍
August 13, 2019
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!
May 10, 2018
Wonderful, John was great. He explained about the process of his wonderful liquors.
March 2, 2018
loved it. Its a must do when in the area.
July 6, 2019
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.
January 3, 2020
Warm welcome upon arrival. Great natural preservative free liquors. Will be back!!!
January 27, 2019
Don't miss this if you're visiting 1770. very knowledgeable, interesting and delicious! we'll be back
March 30, 2019