With 700 bottles and counting, that’s the spirit!
HIGH-SPIRITED is how you might describe Greg Adams & Thomas Pedley at Tipples of Manchester, largely because of their floor-to-ceiling shelves are creaking under the weight of 700 bottles of brandy, gin, rum, whisk(e)y, liqueurs, bitters, syrups and more.
They’re also jolly nice folk, full of enthusiasm as well as expertise, and they’re ready and waiting to help you find the drink of your dreams. Pop by and see them in their liquor store smack bang in the city centre (just off Albert Square, in fact) and if you don’t see the elixir you fancy, just ask – if they don’t have your favourite, they’re happy to order it in. Alternatively, they might be able to match you with your new favourite with a run-through the "liquid library" and maybe a cheeky sample or two.
Tipples work with a wide range of suppliers and rotate a good number of their lines on a regular basisto offer as broad and comprehensive a selection as possible, so you're sure to find anything from renowned brands to perhaps a bottle you haven't come across before. Local names include Manchester Gin in all its many guises, and Macclesfield’s Forest Gin, both original and Earl Grey flavour.
Greg knows his gin, having been brand ambassador for Spain’s Gin Mare in a previous life, and you can count on Tipples of Manchester, with 100 bottles stocked and counting. Still, as Greg says: "You can’t have a spirits shop with only gin now can you?"
If it’s American whiskey you’ve got a taste for, Tom’s your guy! Having spent a few years working with some of the biggest brands in the whisky world, he’s forgotten more about this category than most will ever learn!
Whatever your tipple, you’re in the right place to try before you buy – this dynamic duo appreciates you’re about to splash your hard-earned cash, so Tipples offers a Sip Before You Spend service on a range of products and there will never be a product in Tipples that "we haven't personally tried and believe is good quality at a reasonable price". There are also regular in-store tastings and sampling sessions, with discounts available on any of the featured bottles on the day. Tipples also offer free shipping on orders over £150 and they’ll even plant a tree for every purchase made in store or online.