Enjoy a live Manchester distillery gin tasting experience without leaving home

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In a move to make Saturday nights in a little more fun, award-winning distillers Manchester Gin have announced an interactive Stay Home Tasting Experience which will allow gin lovers to experience the distillery’s 5* rated guided tasting without leaving the comfort of their own living rooms.

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

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Gin and premium cocktail bar and restaurant Three Little Words, was rated the number one thing to do in Manchester on TripAdvisor after just six short months of launching, thanks to its immersive guided tours and gin-making classes.

The one-hour Stay Home tasting experience will be live streamed on Manchester Gin’s social channels next Saturday 11th April at 8pm for gin-lovers to learn about the process and the botanicals behind their internationally recognised range.

Founders and master distillers Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins will lead the tasting, which will give viewers an insight at the brand’s history and its award-winning products.

The Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience can be purchased from Manchester Gin’s website and includes four 50ml bottles of gin, four perfectly paired tonics, two custom Manchester Gin glasses and two tasting guide sheets, which includes tasting notes for each gin. The set is available for £40 (with a retail value of £48) and includes enough for two people to partake in the tasting – or 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.

Manchester Gin are also offering 20% off online orders to 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 midnight on Wednesday 8th April as the live stream will take place on Facebook and Instagram at 8pm on Saturday 11th April.

“In the current climate, we’re having to adapt in order to stay close to our customers, but this is a really exciting thing for us to do,” says Jen. “We hope we can help ward off some boredom and have some fun with gin-lovers from around the world!

“Our gin experiences have been incredibly popular since we opened the distillery in September, so we thought it would be an apt time to try that in a new format. Currently, we have only scheduled the first live event, but we’ll definitely look at hosting more.

“One of the reasons we wanted to host experiences in the first place was to meet our drinkers face-to-face, and while current circumstances have definitely changed what that means right now, it’ll be lovely to offer something a bit different in order to interact with people.”

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