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The City of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Three Rivers Gin is the City Centre’s first distillery and award-winning interactive Gin Experience, offering visitors a unique opportunity to appreciate and participate in the Gin Renaissance.

An Introduction to the City of Manchester Distillery and the History of Gin:

The Gin Experience begins with a brief introduction to our wonderful gin and the story of how we came to be in the centre of the thriving metropolis that is Manchester. We then take you on an immersive and interactive historical journey of gin: how it began, how it evolved, how it became infamous and what the future holds.

Tour a real-working Distillery:

Every drop of Manchester Three Rivers Gin is hand crafted on site at the distillery and it will be our great pleasure to show you our beautiful copper pot still Angel whilst walking you around our production facility.

Make Your Own 700ml Bottle of Gin to take home!

Now it’s your chance to create your very own bottle of gin, using our mini copper pot stills you get to follow the exact process of a master distiller! We have over 50 botanicals for you to choose from, whether its roots, herbs, barks or nuts, let your tastebuds and imagination run wild! Our gin host will guide you through the subtleties of flavour combination and help you create a full 700ml bottle of gin for you to take home.

Complimentary drinks throughout the tour:

Throughout the tour we serve four complimentary drinks per person; these are a mixture of Manchester Three Rivers perfect serve Gin and Tonic’s and Manchester Three Rivers Gin based cocktails.

An Introduction to the City of Manchester Distillery and the History of Rum:

First and foremost we welcome you to the City of Manchester Distillery Rum Experience in the best way possible, with rum! Following a Cuba Libre, we give you a brief introduction to the distillery and the amazing city we reside in.

The history of rum is a story of empires, of slaves, of slavers, of plantations and pirates. It is dark and dangerous and its roots are the roots of revolution. To know where we’re going it’s important to look at where we have been. We take you on an immersive journey right back to the discovery of sugar cane then up to modern times with a look at latest rum revolution just on the horizon.

Tour a real-working Distillery:

Following the history we take you down into the distillery for another cocktail and talk you through the processes used in the production of a variety of different rums. There will also be the opportunity to sample Rum, Rhum and Ron and learn the differences between these unique styles.

Make Your Own Barrel of Rum to take home!

At this point, with an understanding of the origins of rum and how it is made, we move to ‘The Lab’. Here you will have the opportunity to distill your own rum from our ‘low wines’. Following the distillation you will blend and barrel the rum in your very own mini oak cask to take home.

An Introduction to the City of Manchester Distillery and the History of Vodka:

First and foremost we welcome you to the City of Manchester Distillery Vodka Experience in style with the classic vodka cocktail, the ‘Moscow Mule’.

With the origins of vodka lying in Poland and Russia we start our story by heading east and way back to the 15th century.

From crazed Russian Tsars to the arrival of Communism we explore how vodka survived, thrived and found its way to America before uncovering how prohibition actually helped the drinks relentless march towards world domination.

Tour a real-working Distillery:

Following the history we take you down into the distillery for another cocktail and talk you through the processes used in the production of vodka. Through a variety of tasting samples we will illustrate the surprising differences in flavours and texture associated with vodka from different regions. As well as exploring the ceremonies and traditions used by different countries when consuming the liquid. Small pairing bites will be included.

Stir your own Martini and make your own bottle of Vodka to take home!

At this point, with an understanding of the origins of vodka and how it is made, we move to ‘The Lab’. Here you will have the opportunity to stir down an ice-cold martini before distilling and charcoal filtering your own vodka to take home with you.

Gin Experience

  • Thursday Evenings: 7.30pm-10.30pm
  • Friday Evenings: 7.30pm-10.30pm
  • Saturday Afternoons: 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • Saturday Evenings: 7.30pm-10.30pm
  • Sunday Afternoons: 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • Rum Experience

    • Limited Fridays. Please visit the ‘Rum Experience’ page for availability

    Vodka Experience

    • Limited Wednesdays TBC. Please visit the ‘Vodka Experience’ page for availability

    Gin Experience: £95 per person

    Rum Experience: £120 per person

    Vodka Experience: £95 per person

    Gin, Vodka and Rum Experience: Approximately 3 hours

    Gin Experience: 16 Guests

    Rum Experience: 16 Guests

    You can book tickets via our website; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    Gift vouchers are currently unavailable to allow those with existing vouchers a first priority in using them.

    Once you have paid for your ticket or voucher, you will receive an email confirmation or E-voucher to the email address you submitted. Please check your spam and/or junk mail for this.

    We never send tickets or vouchers via post. We take your name on the door of the distillery when you come to the date and time you have picked.

    Our original Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience vouchers can only be redeemed for the Gin Experience.

    You can re-order your bottles of gin for £45 (including postage and packaging) https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/bespoke-bottle-order

    You can reorder your bottle of gin by contacting us via our website here; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/bespoke-bottle-order

    You must be 18 or older to attend

    We reserve the right to refuse entry to our experiences to any customers who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or presenting any COVID-19 symptoms, this policy can be found within our terms and conditions here; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/terms-and-conditions/

    We release our experience dates a minimum of 2 months prior to when the experiences take place.

    Yes, if you wish to host a private event at the distillery please email us: sherel@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com offers start at £55 per person

    You can find our refund and cancellation policy in our terms and conditions here; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/terms-and-conditions/

    If you have a VOUCHER for the Gin Experience which has expired (1st March – 1st November 2020)

    this can be rearranged for any available date on our calendar between 16th July – 1st November 2020.

    If you had a BOOKING for the Gin or Rum Experience (25th March – 1st July 2020)

    this can be rearranged for any available date on our calendar between 16th July – 1st November 2020.

    To successfully book your place on a gin or rum experience with a voucher purchased before 1st November 2020 please email us
    info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    This email must include:

    The date and time of the gin experience
    Name of each person attending
    Phone number and email address of each person attending
    Gift Voucher code and the date of purchase

    – To successfully book your place on a gin or rum experience with a voucher purchased before 1st November 2020 please email us
    info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    This email must include:

    The date and time of the gin experience
    Name of each person attending
    Phone number and email address of each person attending
    Gift Voucher code and the date of purchase

    6 months.

    Due to COVID-19 we have extended our vouchers. All vouchers purchased before November 2020 must be used before November 2020.

    Please contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com and we will advise whether it is possible.

    Please check your Spam email first. Alternatively, contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com and we will endeavor to rectify the delay in receiving your confirmation/voucher.

    Please contact us by email info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com or phone on 0161 839 2667

    To successfully book your place on a gin or rum experience with a voucher purchased before 1st November 2020 please email us
    info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    This email must include:

    The date and time of the gin experience
    Name of each person attending
    Phone number and email address of each person attending
    Gift Voucher code and the date of purchase

    No, in order to be inside the distillery when an experience takes place, you will need to be booked on with a ticket for the experience.

    Our drinks are designed specifically for our experiences, which is why we only provide tonic as a mixer for the drinks on the Gin Experience.

    If you contact us 7 days prior to your arrival and inform us that you can’t consume alcohol we can assist in providing alternatives for you.

    Yes, if you contact us 7 days prior to your experience, we can provide non-alcoholic alternatives for you.

    Not at this time, please follow us on Instagram to see the latest information @mcrdistillery

    Please contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com and we will check whether the voucher is still valid.

    To successfully book your place on a gin or rum experience with a voucher purchased before 1st November 2020 please email us
    info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    This email must include:

    The date and time of the gin experience
    Name of each person attending
    Phone number and email address of each person attending
    Gift Voucher code and the date of purchase

    We start 1:00pm for the afternoon experience 7:30pm for the evening experience. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for seating. If you arrive more than 15 minutes early we are unable to let you indoors due to health and safety.

    If you have been before we will have your saved recipe on file, we need the name, date and email of the person who attended. This link will take you to the bespoke bottle page:
    Bespoke bottle.

    If you would like to virtually make a bottle, download Click-Here-Pick-Your-Botanicals, complete and return to us via email.

    info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

    Our Covid-19 risk assessment is in compliance with the latest guidelines from WHO, NHS and Gov.uk.

    On arrival, we will ask for you to confirm your details and sign the register to gain entrance.

    Your host will use PPE where necessary. Disposable gloves and hand sanitiser are available throughout your experience.

    We have implemented social distancing throughout our distillery and we will introduce you to these measures at the start of your experience to keep you safe.

    To see our full guide: Customer Guide For Experiences at COMD

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