Now here’s a box set we can get well into
Award-winning distillers Manchester Gin have put together a stay home tasting Experience for gin-lovers to enjoy from the comfort of their own home - and they’ll even provide the glasses. The new interactive experience will allow gin drinkers to experience the distillery’s 5* rated guided tasting without having to step outside.
One of the reasons we wanted to host experiences in the first place was to meet our drinkers face-to-face
The one-hour experience will be live streamed on Manchester Gin’s social channels next Saturday 11th April at 8pm. Gin-lovers will be able to tune in and learn about the gin making process and discover which botanicals are used in the internationally recognised range. Founders and master distillers, Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins, will lead the tasting; offering an insight into the brand’s history and its award-winning products.
The Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience can be purchased from Manchester Gin’s website and includes four 50ml bottles of gin, four perfectly paired tonics, two custom Manchester Gin glasses and two tasting guide sheets, which includes tasting notes for each gin. The set is available for £40 (with a retail value of £48) and includes enough for two people to partake in the tasting - or four double G&Ts.
For those already in possession of a healthy selection of the Manchester Gin range, the live stream can be accessed for free. Viewers will be able to submit questions about their favourite gins, the perfect pairings and ask for a few novel cocktail ideas.
Manchester Gin have also created the 'Gin Lockdown Package,' which includes three full size bottles of Manchester Gin or Manchester Spirit Vodka, along with six paired tonics for £95. Free delivery is available across the site on orders over £30 and they are also offering 20% discount to key workers who order online.
To receive the tasting set in time to be ready for the live stream, customers must order by midnight on Wednesday 8th April. The live stream will take place on Facebook and Instagram at 8pm on Saturday 11th April and followers will receive updates over the coming days.
Since opening its distillery to the public in September 2019, Manchester Gin has welcomed thousands of people through its doors to drink, dine and even distil their own bottles of gin in its impressive Grade-II* listed arches by Manchester Central. The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Gin and premium cocktail bar and restaurant Three Little Words, is rated the ‘number one thing to to in Manchester’ on TripAdvisor after just six months due to its immersive guided tours and gin-making classes.
Manchester Gin is one of the UK’s most highly awarded gin brands, having received recognition from leading spirits authorities around the world - including San Francisco Spirits Competition, World Gin Awards, International Wines and Spirits Competition and The Spirits Masters.
Jen Wiggins, Manchester Gin founder and master distiller, said: “In the current climate, we’re having to adapt in order to stay close to our customers, but this is a really exciting thing for us to do. We hope we can help ward off some boredom and have some fun with gin-lovers from around the world.
“Our gin experiences have been incredibly popular since we opened the distillery in September, so we thought it would be an apt time to try that in a new format. Currently, we have only scheduled the first live event, but we’ll definitely look at hosting more. One of the reasons we wanted to host experiences in the first place was to meet our drinkers face-to-face and, while current circumstances have definitely changed what that means right now, it’ll be lovely to offer something a bit different in order to interact with people.”
- Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience - £40 including a live guided tasting with the distillers on Saturday 11th April
- Gin Lockdown Package - £95 including three 500ml bottles and six bottles of premium tonic
- Free delivery - across the site on all orders over £30
- 20% discount to key workers - enter the code 'keyworkergin20' at checkout and send proof of employment to firstname.lastname@example.org - Find out more