Oasis. Football. Gin? With Manchester Gin’s new distillery opening, there’s a new reason to put Manchester on the map!
This week’s featured gin is a northern spirit that we’ve fallen in love with - Manchester Gin!
THE STORY OF MANCHESTER GIN
The story of Manchester Gin began in a basement bar over a G&T.
From that chance meeting, co-founders Seb and Jen discovered a mutual love for gin and went on to create the very first bottles of Manchester Gin in the dining room of their first home together.
Quickly outgrowing demand, production soon moved to a small distillery before Manchester Gin secured their city-centre distillery beneath the arches at the Manchester Central conference centre.
With three stills producing every drop of their four types of gin, each still is named after an inspirational Mancunian lady - Wendy after Jen’s late mother, Victoria after comedian and actress Victoria Wood and Emmeline after the iconic suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Using botanicals synonymous with the North, including dandelion and burdock roots sourced from around Manchester, our favourite edition is the Manchester Signature Gin, a classically northern gin with a citrus taste!
THE MANCHESTER GIN AND TONIC PERFECT SERVE
Each distillery has created their own perfect serves which we’ll be sharing across our Summer of Gin so you can enjoy a G&T as the distillers intended. After all, who knows the gins more than those who work creating them!
Have you been working like a bee? Enjoy a refreshing G&T with Manchester Gin!
The Manchester Gin & Tonic Recipe:
- 25ml Manchester Signature Gin
- 50ml Mediterranean Tonic
- Garnish - Pink Grapefruit
Method: Add fresh ice to a balloon glass and pour over Manchester Gin. Top with tonic and add a slice of pink grapefruit. Enjoy!
THE MANCHESTER GIN AND TONIC SET
The Tipple Box Manchester Gin and Tonic Set features two miniature bottles of Manchester Signature Gin and two miniature bottles of Manchester Raspberry Gin alongside two bottles of perfectly paired Fever-Tree tonic water, with enough ingredients to enjoy up to eight gin and tonics per box - or four glasses of gin and tonic if you prefer your gin and tonics a little on the stronger side!
All you need to do is make sure you’ve ice in the freezer and garnishes at-hand!
WIN A BOTTLE OF MANCHESTER GIN
To celebrate Manchester Gin as our featured gin of the week, we’ve teamed up with the distillery to give you a chance to win a full-sized bottle and Tipple Box Manchester Gin and Tonic Set!
With the chance to mix up G&Ts to your heart’s content, taste the distillery’s outstanding raspberry flavour and enjoy mixing up a cocktail or two, what more could you want from a summer gin?