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: £95 per person
Rum Experience: £120 per person
Vodka Experience: £95 per person
Gin, Vodka and Rum Experience: Approximately 3 hours
Gin Experience: 30 Guests
Rum Experience: 30 Guests
Vodka Experience: 20 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. Please check your spam and/or junk mail for this.
We do not provide any tickets or vouchers via post. We take your name on the door 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, 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: email@example.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 booking or voucher we will be extending the expiry date and booking date once COVID-19 has run its course. For more information please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Due to Covid-19 we are closed to the public until further notice. Please follow us on Facebook to see the latest information at ‘The City of Manchester Distillery’. When we reopen you will be able to rebook by sending us an email. We will manually book you in and send a confirmation via email.
– 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.
Although due to COVID-19 we are extending all of our vouchers. To find out when we reopen, please follow us on Facebook at ‘The City of Manchester Distillery’ here you can find out the latest information.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise whether it is possible.
Please contact email@example.com and we will endeavour to rectify the delay in receiving your confirmation/voucher
Please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0161 839 2667
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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.
Yes, use the coupon code: PAYITFORWARD at the checkout for £10 off every voucher bought. We also donate £2 per ticket sale to the charity Hospitality Action to help industry professionals who are affected by COVID-19. For £5 off our World Gin Day bundle follow us on Instagram and use coupon code: @mcrdistillery at the checkout.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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;
7:15pm for the Gin, Rum and Vodka Experience
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:
If you would like to virtually make a bottle, download Click-Here-Pick-Your-Botanicals, complete and return to us via email.