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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 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

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

Gin School

  • Thursday Evenings: 7.30pm – 9pm

Gin Experience: £95 per person

Rum Experience: £120 per person

Vodka Experience: £95 per person

Gin School: £55 per person

Gin, Vodka and Rum Experience: Approximately 3 hours

Gin School: 1.5 hours

Gin Experience: 30 Guests

Rum Experience: 30 Guests

Vodka Experience: 20 Guests

Gin School: 30 Guests

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

You can buy gift vouchers for our Gin Experience here; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/product/gift-voucher

Once you have paid for your ticket or voucher, you will receive an email confirmation or E-voucher to the email address you submitted.

We do not provide any tickets or vouchers via post.

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

We do not offer specific vouchers for Gin School and other experiences, these tickets can be purchased directly

You can re-order your bottles of gin for £45 (including postage and packaging)

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, 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 contact us here; https://cityofmanchesterdistillery.com/services/private-hire/.

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

Please contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com

If you are within 7 days of the experience taking place, we will not be able to rearrange your booking under any circumstance.

– If you have received or purchased a voucher, please visit our ‘Gin Experience’ page and go to ‘book experience’.

– You then find an available date, the number of spaces left are specified on each experience date.

– If your voucher is for £95 you then you select one ticket so your basket is ‘£95’ (this coincides to the price on your voucher e.g £190 would be 2 tickets)

– You then go through to the basket and a box will appear that you can submit your voucher code in. This will reduce the price accordingly to what your voucher is worth.

– Once the basket reads £0 and your tickets have been reduced, you finalise by selecting ‘Book Now’.

– Your tickets will then be emailed to you via the email you submitted on the previous page.

6 months.

Vouchers can be redeem in to any Gin Experience date available during its validity

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

Please contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com and we will endeavour to rectify the delay in receiving your confirmation/voucher

Please contact us on 0161 839 2667

Please contact info@cityofmanchesterdistillery.com and we will assist in your booking

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.

No, we do not have any on going promotional discounts for our experiences.

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

If the voucher is not valid and has expired, we cannot reactive your voucher.

Doors Open at;

7pm for the Gin, Rum and Vodka Experience

6.45pm for Gin School

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