The Spirit of Manchester Distillery announces new 5000 sq ft facility

Creators of the multi award-winning Manchester Gin, The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, are opening a new 5000 sq ft facility, called ‘The Vault’, in response to increased demand and to allow for future growth.

While the Spirit of Manchester Distillery will continue to call its Grade-II* listed HQ, in Manchester City Centre, home, the second site, just outside the city centre, will enable increased production as the distillery expands its portfolio.

The company are anticipating growth of over 30% on pre-pandemic levels into 2022 and the Vault will provide the distiller with space for bottling, labelling and shipping and enable growth to over 1 million bottles a year.

All spirits will continue to be distilled at the Watson Street Spirit of Manchester Distillery, which is also home to premium cocktail bar, Three Little Words.

Seb Heeley, Master Distiller at The Spirit of Manchester Distillery and co-founder of Manchester Gin said: “Having come through a tough period for the industry we’re delighted to be looking to the future and investing in our growth.

“By expanding our production facilities, we’re also able to plan exciting enhancements to our distillery tour and gin tasting offering and look forward to sharing the magic that is The Spirit of Manchester.”

“What’s more, we’re pleased that the new storage facility will also create two new roles on our production and warehouse team, taking us to a team of 37 at The Spirit of Manchester Distillery.”