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A guide to GIN events in Feb!

Cooked: 31.01.19

So much gin, where do we be-gin?


A guide to the best gin events happening around Manchester, Leeds and Chester during February.


‘The Gincident’ Gin Cocktail Cruise – Manchester – 2nd Feb


Gin is the quintessential British spirit, but its origins lie far from these shores – over this 3 hour excursion we will take you on a journey through the history of Gin from the Gin Craze of the 17th century to the modern era with the biggest selection of high quality Juniper based spirits the world has ever seen.

We will see how Gin has changed our drinking habits, our society and even our language. Each attendee will receive seven drinks aboard; two long and refreshing Gin & Tonics and five cocktails designed to show how versatile the Gins we utilise are, and how varied the category has become.

There will be food served on the cruise, comprising of huge sharing platters of cured meats and cheeses, freshly baked bread, chutneys, crackers, pickled bits and balsamic onions… it’s summer on a board and a treat for the senses.

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Using only the highest quality ingredients, it starts with the best Gins and ends with the best tonics with everything in-between.

Book quickly

The event has completely sold out for the last 4 YEARS…so book your tickets quickly or there is a very real chance your chosen date will go!

Group Bookings (10+)

Group booking discounts are available, email to find out more.

The Liquorists’ cruises are adult-only events, strictly no one under 18 is allowed on the boat.

Tickets are available here for just £62.50


Ginstronomy Valentines Special with Slingsby Gin – Manchester – 14th Feb


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the spirit everyone loves.

Love is in the air for this month’s Ginstronomy event, held at Allotment Bar & Restaurant. They are teaming up with Slingsby Gin to create the ultimate romantic sharing meal. Think 3 courses of sharing boards and sharer cocktails with some sexy aphrodisiacs thrown into the mix!

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Each course will be matched with a G&T or cocktail using the following expressions:

Slingsby Gooseberry (new, new, new!)
Slingsby Rhubarb

Tickets are available to purchase here for £30 per person.

Vegetarian/ Vegan menu on request, dietary requirements can be catered for.

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Gin Tasting – Manchester – 7th Feb 


Enjoy a Manchester gin tasting experience with some of the world’s most celebrated gins at the Northern Wine School.

You’ll get to compare the finest gins and find your favourite, try craft gins from all over the UK and beyond, experiment with mixers and dabble with a range of herbs, fruits & botanicals.

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What Flavours Are Used?

  • Fresh citrus including orange, lemon and lime
  • Exotic spices such as cloves, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom
  • Delicate floral profiles from rose, heather and elderflower
  • More quirky ingredients such as samphire, cucumber and beer hops


What Can You Look Forward to on the Night?

  • You’ll taste six different styles from around the world
  • Discover the origins of Gin and taste some classics
  • Enjoy some of the many unique new wave craft Gins
  • A variety of mixers and garnishes for you to experiment with
  • Create your own delicious concoctions

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Locally Produced Gin

Where possible, you’ll be able to try a selection of locally distilled gins. In the past, they have served Thomas Dakin, Three Rivers Gin and Manchester Gin. It’s always a special experience to enjoy a gin made in Manchester or The North West.

Tickets are available here and priced at only £30 per person.


Distilled Masterclass with Fever-Tree – Manchester, Chester – 20th Feb


Enjoy cocktails with matching tasting plates and an expert masterclass from some of the best in the business. Hosted by Brasserie Abode, this is a gin-fuelled evening not to be missed!

Learn the tricks of the trade and delve into the history, styles and production process of the best-loved spirit.

This event includes:

  • Five-course menu
  • Five cocktails or matched drinks
  • Spirits presented for each course by an expert

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Since putting the lid on their first bottle of Premium Indian Tonic Water, Fever-Tree hasn’t wavered in their single-minded mission to bring quality, flavour and choice back to mixers. Innovation remains at their heart, and they’ve developed a range of tonic waters that perfectly complement the varied flavour categories of gin. Taste five deliciously refreshing G&Ts accompanied with different flavoured Fever-Tree tonics, learning more about how the flavours pair perfectly together.

Tickets are available here at just £49 or £39 for a group discount when booking for 10 people or more.

Don’t live in Manchester?

Get involved in the Chester event on 19th Feb, held at Brasserie Abode in Chester. You can buy tickets here.


Prosecco and Gin Festival-  Leeds – 16th Feb


The Prosecco and Gin Festival is returning to Leeds and will be even bigger and better before than ever before!

The festival promises over 60 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco to choose from, as well as a selection of samples and the chance to meet suppliers.

Tickets are priced at £12.50 per person and include:

FREE arrival prosecco and gin cocktail

FREE branded event glass to take home

FREE booklet containing tasting notes, serving suggestions and cocktail ideas.

Access to the event and entertainment

Or £26.50 tickets which include the above, plus 3 drinks tokens!

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Lovers of prosecco and gin can come together to enjoy their favourite tipples in style as the first touring prosecco and gin festival comes back to Leeds.

Our return to Leeds will take place at the at the fabulous New Craven Hall on Saturday 16th February, making this event a perfect end to dry January (or not), or just an excuse to celebrate the nations favourite beverages.

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Each bar at the Prosecco and Gin festival will work on a token basis. Tokens can be purchased in advance by booking the £26.50 ticket option (ideal if you are looking to buy tickets as a gift) or at the designated token point at the venue. Tokens are priced at £5 each and can be exchanged for a gin and tonic, a glass of prosecco or sparkling wine.

Strictly over 18’s only. Tickets are available here.

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