Following a chance encounter one cold night in Manchester, Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins embarked on a love story to craft their very own refreshing and unique gin. The result was a beautiful yet versatile version of a London Dry Gin with a link to their Northern upbringing through the use of two distinct botanicals: dandelion and burdock root. Wild Spirit is another evolution of their signature gin recipe. It is a creamy, savoury gin with complex herbaceous notes that is inspired by long walks through the woodlands of South Manchester with their side-kick Dee Dee (more formally know as Distillery Do - Learn more about Manchester Gin
When Manchester Gin was born, it was in the dining room of a house that Jen and Seb had just bought. Now, the Spirit of Manchester Distillery occupies a space in the centre of the city where every bottle is hand-crafted and distilled in small batches… and when they small batches, they really mean it.
Their three stills produce every single drop of our gin and together make just over 500 bottles a run; the real definition of small batch. They are three copper ladies and are so named; Wendy after Jen’s beloved late mother, Victoria after the fabulous Victoria Wood and Emmeline after the iconic suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. What better tribute to some of Manchester’s most inspirational women. View the Manchester Gin page