Brace yourselves for four hour tasting sessions and the chance to make your own bottle

A two-day gin festival is coming to the city on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September, courtesy of Manchester Food and Drink Festival and the Gin Lounge.

Upper Campfield Market - the Grade II listed former Victorian market hall on Liverpool Road - will be filled to the brim with over a dozen top gin brands, transforming it into an extraordinary Mancunian Kingdom of Gin (or ‘gin-dom’.)   

They will be able to taste their way around all of the gins on offer direct from some of the best gin brands

Visitors will be given their own personal tasting glass, with which they will be able to taste their way around all of the gins on offer direct from some of the best gin brands in the world. This will be a rare chance to talk to the exhibitors and explore the different gin styles, flavours and production methods face to face. Any favourite gins sampled will be available to buy by the bottle from the festival shop.

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Gins and mixers galore

Festival-goers can learn directly from the experts at ‘meet the maker’ events, hosted by master distillers Desmond Payne MBE (Beefeater) and Charles Maxwell (Thames Distillery).

Ticket holders can also pick up some professional cocktail mixing tips during mixology masterclasses, or for those who prefer to leave the mixing to the professionals, there’ll be a range of special gin cocktails served at the on-site cocktail bar.

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FALSE: Gin does not make you depressed

There will even be the opportunity for gin enthusiasts to create their own, bespoke gin at special workshops, where visitors can choose the botanicals and flavourings to craft their very own, one of a kind, perfect gin to take home.

 MFDF are excited to announce the full line up gin brands participating: 

  • Ableforth's Bathtub Gin
  • Boutique-y Gin
  • Arbikie Gin 
  • Brighton Gin
  • Cotswolds Gin
  • Didsbury Gin
  • Fentiman's Ltd
  • Kokoro Gin
  • Lakes Distillery
  • Manchester Gin
  • Tarsier Spirit
  • Artisan Spirits Co
  • No3 Gin 
  • Three Rivers Gin 
  • Thomas Dakin
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There will be three sessions on offer across the two days:

Friday 28th September: 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 29th September: 12pm - 4pm

Saturday 29th September: 5pm - 9pm

The ticket price includes entry to the festival, a programme, a commemorative glass, gin sampling from dozens of distilleries, plus entry to gin masterclasses and workshops.

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