Work is On Track for Manchester Gin to Deliver A New Bar, Restaurant and Gin Experience
Award-winning Manchester Gin will be distilled from its new home under Grade-II* listed brick railway arches in central Manchester from September this year.
Today marks a key milestone in the distillery’s development as the brand new 1000l still is installed. Standing at 4.2m tall, Wonder Wend is a traditional copper still and will be the largest of the four stills. Named after Jen’s mum who sadly passed, the still’s name is a fitting tribute to her as it’s the latest to be named after strong inspirational woman. She will take her place alongside Emmeline and Victoria after Emmeline Pankhurst and Victoria Wood, two fantastic North West legends.
When the new still is fully up and running, the new distillery will have the capacity to produce over a million litres of gin every year. This will allow Manchester Gin to significantly up its production from 80,000 bottles per year, with the new space providing plenty of room for future growth.
Seb and Jen who set up Manchester Gin have come a long way since their first batches of gin, which were distilled in their dining room just three years ago.
Jen, Co-Founder and Master Distiller said: “It was our ambition to open our own bar. Now we’re opening a bar and restaurant but also an amazing visitor experience in the distillery itself where customers can experience the magic of gin even make their own. So, this is truly a dream come true. We can’t wait to welcome the first visitors through the door and experience the Manchester Gin story.”
Spanning across six of the railway arches underneath the iconic Manchester Central, experiences in the Spirit of Manchester Distillery will range from distillery tours and guided tastings, to intimate gin-making sessions. Guests will learn about the history of the brand and the history of Manchester in the very distillery where the gin is made.
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Three words: Welcome, Wonder Wend. Last week we recorded the installation of our beautiful new copper still. She’ll watch over the new bar and restaurant, the gin school, and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery, where we’ll be moving all production of Manchester Gin. Excited doesn’t come close to describing how we feel right now just a few weeks from opening our doors to you for the first time. Make sure you’re signed up to receive an invite to our soft launch using the link in our bio. #TheSpiritOfManchesterDistillery #ManchesterGin #MadeInManchester
Manchester Gin Co-Founder and Master Distiller, Seb Heeley, said: “We’ve always been passionate about our customers being a part of the Manchester Gin journey, and we are delighted that we can now offer the opportunity for visitors to see how our gin is made and experience it in a totally different way.”
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