If you thought this new gin craze was due to die down any time soon, then I’m sorry to inform you that it just got all the more exciting. The Thomas Dakin Gin Bar and Distillery is coming to Manchester very soon, and bringing with it their famous gin with a healthy wedge of heritage to finish.
Everyone loves an obscure gin in a giant bloomer glass, filled with ice – of course, the more obscure the garnishes, the better.
But imagine all of that combined with the full gin experience, right where your new favourite gins were distilled and perfected. The new city centre gin distillery prepares to open its doors in autumn 2019.
Thomas Dakin is said to be the visionary who refined English gin in 1761, with the first Thomas Dakin distillery opened in Warrington. The award winning gin represents a legacy of quintessentially English industrial heritage, with emblems of their Mancunian roots shining through in their choice to root this immersive gin experience here in their home city.
Certainly one to be added to our guide to drinking in the city, the experience is forecasted to tell a compelling story of the roots of this gin and its close relationship with Manchester.
The venue will be home to three craft copper stills, as well as their bar and event space. No doubt the bar will offer opportunity to sample Thomas Dakin’s iconic Manchester Fizzy Bee cocktail, which is made up of a healthy dose of Thomas Dakin gin, followed by dashes of honey syrup and fresh lemon juice, topped with fizz.
The distillery is being built in Llloyd’s house on Lloyd Street, a hive of Mancunian heritage in the epicentre of the city, bust between Deansgate and Albert Square.
The attraction is expected to draw in 70,000 visitors in its first year, and create more than 50 jobs in the heart of Manchester. We will certainly be amongst those 70,000 hoping to lose themselves in a taste of Manchester’s famous spirit.