Ancoats Gin is a premium, luxury London Dry. Our fourteen organic botanicals are hand blended and lovingly distilled to produce our small batch, hand crafted artisan spirit.
With an envied tradition as a home of creativity and innovation, the Ancoats & Northern Quarter areas of Manchester attract talent from across the globe. Here, between the cobblestone streets and converted factories that separate the many independent coffee shops and bars, conversations take place between people whose paths would otherwise never have crossed. Every so often, something magical takes place as people meet and share with each other their hopes and dreams.
The beginning of our story is like many other stories. One morning, walking through Ancoats, two friends saw blackberries growing amongst the decay of a fallen away derelict building. The early morning light captured the beauty of the scene perfectly as nature reclaimed land in the neighbourhood that had given birth to the Industrial Revolution. The reflecting light bouncing off a shiny new glass apartment block, bathing the blackberries growing in the cracks of the crumbling red brick, captured the rebirth of Ancoats perfectly. The idea for Ancoats Gin was born in that instant.
Every decision we have since made to develop our gin has been taken from that image. We do not use any concentrates, artificial colours, flavours or infusions in producing Ancoats Gin. Hand-crafted from 14 carefully selected botanicals, all the flavour comes from the organic material and the distilling process.
Those who know Ancoats, know that it is no longer an area of forgotten mills and abandoned factories. It is home to a new generation of people, who whilst drawn by the history and heritage of the area, also have dreams of their own and a desire to also leave their mark. Honouring Manchester's industrial heart, our gin pays tribute to both the past and the people that now call Ancoats home.
All stories have a beginning. This is ours.
Ancoats Gin can be purchased through our online store or in person at various events in and around Manchester.
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