February 21, 2024

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  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

    Choc Deb Hellwege Avatar Choc Deb Hellwege
    July 28, 2018

    positive review  Fabulous Flavours. so interesting to hear how John makes all the liqueurs. Strawberry the best especially with champagne.... yummo

    Brenda N Michael Horan Avatar Brenda N Michael Horan
    June 29, 2019

    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  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  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

    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
  • 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

    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  loved it. Its a must do when in the area.

    Les Bud Avatar Les Bud
    July 6, 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

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

    Ryan Mckinnon Avatar Ryan Mckinnon
    January 27, 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