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The City of Manchester Distillery, Manchester

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Manchester Three Rivers is a super premium gin, created at Manchester’s first ever City Centre Distillery by Master Distiller Dave Rigby. Well-balanced with a combination of 11 botanicals, subtle perfume on the nose precedes a particularly smooth mouth-feel with mid palette sweetness derived from vanilla, cinnamon, almond and oats. Finally cardamom gives way to a satisfyingly long, spicy, black pepper finish. As you would expect, in accordance with our values, principles and in the spirit of all that is good about craft production; every single bottle is hand made in small batches using our 450 litre, custom built, Arnold Holstein copper pot still, at the City of Manchester Distillery in the heart of Manchester’s resurgent Green Quarter.

The City of Manchester Distillery is home to Manchester’s first interactive Gin Experience, offering visitors a unique opportunity to appreciate and participate in the Gin Renaissance. As a visitor you can expect to tour the distillery, learn about the often illustrious, sometimes dark and unquestionably intriguing history of gin. You will also gain an understanding of how gin’s diverse flavours are concocted, tasting a range of drinks and cocktails, before finally creating your own bespoke bottle of gin to take home.
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  • Very interesting experience learnt alot of new facts about Gin and my first taste of tonic ! Special thanks to Cheryl for making the experience Thankyou 
    Very interesting experience learnt alot of new facts about Gin and my first taste of tonic ! Special thanks to Cheryl for making the experience Thankyou  more »
  • Gin Gin cocktails Gin education Gin practical Gin in practice Gin to take home. This is a must for gin fans and believe me this is a NICE Gin. The experience just makes it even better with... 
    Gin Gin cocktails Gin education Gin practical Gin in practice Gin to take home. This is a must for gin fans and believe me this is a NICE Gin. The experience just makes it even better with...  more »
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  • Genuinely brilliant experience led by Pete who was a cracking host. Insight into Manchester's history, the story of gin and how Three Rivers came to be are all delivered in a really slick manner. The tour of the distillery and more details on the philosophy of the business are very interesting, there's so much more to it than you'd assume. Then the gin school, oh how I wish actual school had been this much fun! You're given free reign to put your stamp on a bottle of gin, working with a huge range of botanicals. Watching it distill brings a childlike impatience, coupled with excitement, and a short while later you're bottling up a truly unique spirit to take home & enjoy. Throughout the whole thing you'll be kept well oiled with gin-based beverages, all using Three Rivers and all excellent. So good that they even converted me from a non-gin drinker to full on enthusiast. Superb value for money, a truly Mancunian business that deserves every success that it gets.
  • Brilliant brilliant brilliant. What a great place to visit. Knowledgeable staff, Ryan, Pete and Dave, and such passion in what they have produced. Tastings spot on and the icing on the cake is producing your own gin. Thanks very much guys.

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