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 …
Great afternoon tasting delicious liqueurs and had to take home a couple of bottles they were so good.
January 4, 2020
Warm welcome upon arrival. Great natural preservative free liquors. Will be back!!!
January 27, 2019
loved it. Its a must do when in the area.
July 6, 2019
Fabulous Flavours. so interesting to hear how John makes all the liqueurs. Strawberry the best especially with champagne.... yummo
June 29, 2019
Great experience will be ordering more online for presents
November 13, 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
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
November 26, 2017
Great little place, very friendly, great info and liqueurs are beautiful 🥰
October 18, 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
Don't miss this if you're visiting 1770. very knowledgeable, interesting and delicious! we'll be back
March 30, 2019
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.
November 26, 2017
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