Construction has begun on the Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery, Manchester’s much-anticipated new city centre gin distillery and visitor experience.
The distillery will be located right in the heart of the city centre between Deansgate and Albert Square, and the experience will bring the craft gin distilling process to life for the thousands of visitors expected to visit each year.
Taking pride of place behind the distillery’s impressive glass frontage will be three craft copper pot stills, with the brand’s focus on a commitment to quality distillation and craftsmanship. Alongside the working gin distillery, the venue will include a gin distillery bar, an event space for hospitality and entertaining.
The Thomas Dakin Distillery is expected to become one of the city’s top new tourist attractions with 70,000 visitors expected in the first year. It will create more than 50 jobs and will have the capacity to produce over 1 million bottles of gin every year.
The new distillery will continue the legacy of Thomas Dakin, the 18th century visionary who pioneered the development and refinement of quality English Gin and set the benchmark for London Dry Gin in 1761.
Inspired by his passion, commitment to craft and his entrepreneurial attitude, the team behind the new distillery plan to produce gins that Dakin would be proud to put his name to today, combining traditional techniques employed by Dakin himself centuries ago, with pioneering modern methods to break new ground in craft gin.
The distillery, which received full planning permission in 2018, will open in early Autumn this year.