Manchester Gin to Host World’s Biggest Gin Tasting Event

They're looking to smash the world record (and get money for charity)

By Manchester's Finest | 7 May 2020

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Award-winning distillers at Manchester Gin want to break a world record this May, and they’re going to do it by attempting to beat the World’s Biggest Gin Tasting – which currently stands at a total of 796 drinkers.

After the success of their first sell-out virtual tasting events, Manchester Gin will be hosting a HUGE one-hour ‘Stay Home’ tasting experience on Saturday 30th May at 8pm.

Gin-lovers can tune in and learn about the process and botanicals behind the internationally recognised range, while founders and Master Distillers, Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins, will lead the tasting, giving viewers an insight into the brand’s history and its award-winning products.

To partake in the tasting, the Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience set can be purchased from Manchester Gin’s website for £40, with 20% of all profits being donated to Big Change MCR, which aims to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester.

The set includes four 50ml bottles of gin, four perfectly paired tonics, and two custom Manchester Gin glasses. The set has a retail value of £48 and includes enough for two people to join in with the tasting – or simply to enjoy four delicious double G&Ts.

For those who already have a healthy selection of the Manchester Gin range, the live stream can be accessed for free, and viewers will be able to submit questions about their favourite gins, the perfect pairings and cocktail ideas.

Since opening its public distillery in September last year, Manchester Gin has welcomed thousands of people through its doors to drink, dine and distil in its impressive Grade-II* listed arches in the heart of Manchester.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Gin and premium cocktail bar and restaurant Three Little Words, is rated the ‘Number One Thing to Do in Manchester’ on TripAdvisor after just six short months launching due to its immersive guided tours and gin-making classes.

Manchester Gin is also producing hand sanitiser for frontline services and other businesses in an effort to play a small part in the nationwide effort to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. NHS and frontline services can purchase sanitiser at cost, and other commercial businesses can purchase it by contacting the distillery.

As a thank you to those on the frontline, Manchester Gin are also offering 20% off online orders to NHS staff and key workers and have created the “Gin Lockdown Package”, which includes three full size bottles of Manchester Gin, or Manchester Spirit Vodka, along with six paired tonics for just £95. Free delivery is available across the site on orders over £30.

To receive the tasting set in time, customers must order by Sunday 24th May as the live stream will take place on Facebook and Instagram at 8pm on Saturday 30th May.


The World’s Largest Gin Tasting Event
with Manchester Gin

Date: Saturday 30th May
Time: 8pm
Cost: Gin Kits cost £40, enrance into tasting is FREE

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