The UK's Biggest Gin & Rum Festival Tour is coming to Manchester

Join the party and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best gin and rum around at the minute.

By Emma Davidson | 14 January 2022

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Us Manchester residents love our booze, don’t we? So when we heard about a massive gin and rum festival coming to the city this year, we had to share the news with you all!

We’ve already got some big names in the gin and rum game in Manchester, from Manchester Gin to Four Sisters and Salford Rum, so it kind of makes sense for us to have a big celebration of the beverages here in the city!

So, if you’re thirsty for knowledge or just fancy dancing the night away, the Gin and Rum Festival might just be for you.

The event will take place at Manchester Cathedral from the 11th – 12th March, and will lead you to discover your new favourite tipples with samples from hand-picked guest distillers. There’ll be themed gin and rum bars for you to let your hair down at, and loads of good vibes for you and your pals. 

Included in the ticket price is a unique Gin and Rum Festival Copa glass (worth £5) and a Satchel glass bag, as well as a knowledgeable gin and rum guide to steer you through the festival.

Throughout the day, talks and masterclasses from local, national and international gin and rum makers will be running and distillers and producers will also showcase their latest products with free samples.

There’ll be music from the award-winning resident DJ and some of the UK’s finest live entertainment, too!

Whether you are a gin-genius or a new convert, the complimentary masterclasses will help you discover new flavours to savour, while the DJ and live entertainment will keep the party going. Remember to bring your dancing shoes!

Paying for your drinks will also be quick and easy – just purchase tokens at the token station and swap them for drinks at one of the themed bars. Premium mixers and tonics are all included, and your gin and rum guide includes expertly crafted garnish suggestions so you can take the perfect serve home with you.


The Gin and Rum Festival – Manchester

Date: Friday 11th – Saturday 12th March
Times: Friday 18:30-23:00, Saturday 12:15-16:15 & 18:30-23:00
Venue: Manchester Cathedral
Cost: £15pp

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