Discover local gins and unlimited tastings at this Manchester gin show


The Gin To My Tonic Show, a huge gin festival with unlimited tastings, is coming to Manchester this spring, and there’ll be plenty of Manchester brands there to discover.

From the award-winning Manchester Gin, which comes from a small, independent distillery located in the city centre, to Stockport Gin made in, you guessed it, Stockport, get ready to sample some incredible local distillates made right here in Manchester. 

Faith & Sons, who distill their gin in small batches over in Salford, will be in attendance as will Stockport-based Tarsier gin, who draw inspiration from South East Asia. 

But it’s not all about Manchester. All four corners of the UK will be represented at the show, with gins from Scotland (Caorunn & Pilgrim’s), Wales (The Gower Gin Company) and Northern Ireland (Ninth Wave Gin). 

Photo: Iain McLean

Gins also come from far and wide with international brands such as Colombo No.7 (Sri Lanka) and Manly Spirits (Australia) also due to exhibit.

Gin lovers can look forward to some really unique flavours, from Tappers’ Hydropathic Pudding – an artisan fruit cup gin – to a baked apple and salted caramel beauty by North East distillers Poetic License.

There’ll also be a gooseberry gin from Whitley Neill and a pineapple gin from Faith & Sons to try. 

One of the largest gin festivals in the UK, The Gin To My Tonic Show offers gin fans a rare opportunity to meet the makers behind over 60 premium gin and tonic brands. 

Photo: Iain McLean

Tickets start from just £15 and get you unlimited tastings from a large range of distilleries, artisan gin makers and tonic producers.

What’s more, there’ll also be well-stocked gin and cocktail bars, cocktail making masterclasses, blind taste challenges, presentations from distilleries, tonic and garnish tutorials and theatrical bartender performances for you to get stuck into. 

The Gin To My Tonic arrives at Manchester Central on Friday 22nd May and will run throughout the weekend with different sittings available. 

The first session takes place on Friday 22nd May (6.30pm-10.30pm), followed by afternoon (12.30pm-4.30pm) and evening (6.30pm-10.30pm) sessions on Saturday 23rd. There will also be a Sunday session on 24th May (12pm-5pm).


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