Manchester Gin is renowned for its gin-sampling experiences.
COVID-19 has dictated the distillery doors must remain closed for the time being, but that doesn't have to stop you ticking a tasting session off your bucket list.
The brand is bringing the art of gin tasting to living rooms across the city with their latest virtual experience - streaming the sessions across their social channels on Saturday 11 April at 8pm.
Founders and Master Distillers, Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins, will lead the tasting, giving viewers precious insight into the process of gin-making whilst sharing secrets about the botanicals behind their internationally recognised range.
The Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience can be purchased from Manchester Gin’s website - entitling you to four 50ml bottles of gin and perfectly paired tonics, two custom Manchester Gin glasses and two tasting guide sheets.
This set is available for £40 (with a retail value of £48) and includes enough for two people to partake in the tasting!
For those well-stocked with gin already, the live stream can be accessed for free - and the comments section will be open for questions and cocktail ideas.
Jen Wiggins, Manchester Gin founder and Master Distiller said, “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. 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.”
In addition to their online tasting experience, Manchester Gin have also created the “Gin Lockdown Package” - which includes three full size bottles of Manchester Gin, or Manchester Spirit Vodka, and half a dozen paired tonics for just £95. Free delivery is available when you spend over £30.
What's more, if you're a key worker - you're entitled to 20% off all online orders.
If anything can get us through lockdown, it's definitely gin.