March 26, 2023

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 …

  • positive review  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

    Ash Tong Avatar Ash Tong
    February 4, 2019

    5 star review  Great to meet you John and thanks for the tasting. We will enjoy the bottles we bought off you in the coming months.

    Gareth Wright Avatar Gareth Wright
    August 4, 2017

    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  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  Thank you for your time today John. We did enjoy learning about the process involved in making your beautiful liqueurs. Enjoyed the tastings very much!! Thank you

    Bev Andrews Avatar Bev Andrews
    August 15, 2018

    positive review  Warm welcome upon arrival. Great natural preservative free liquors. Will be back!!!

    Ryan Mckinnon Avatar Ryan Mckinnon
    January 27, 2019
  • positive review  loved it. Its a must do when in the area.

    Les Bud Avatar Les Bud
    July 6, 2019

    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

    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  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

    positive review  Great experience will be ordering more online for presents

    Jann Falk Avatar Jann Falk
    November 13, 2019

    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