Spirit of Manchester plans second site

Spirit of Manchester plans second site

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery will open a second facility within the English metropolis to fulfill elevated demand for its merchandise.

Manchester Gin founders
Manchester Gin’s founders and grasp distillers, Jen Wiggins and Seb Heeley

The English distiller will open a 5,000-square-foot facility known as The Vault, simply outdoors of Manchester metropolis centre.

It’ll present the Manchester Gin maker with area for bottling, labelling and delivery, and permit it to provide multiple million bottles yearly.

The Spirit of Manchester at the moment operates its flagship distillery within the metropolis centre in a grade two-listed constructing on Watson Road, which can also be dwelling to a cocktail bar and gin college.

The corporate expects to develop gross sales by greater than 30% on pre-pandemic ranges in 2022 on account of ‘booming’ client demand and elevated manufacturing functionality.

Seb Heeley, grasp distiller at The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, stated: “Having come by way of a troublesome interval for the business, we’re delighted to be seeking to the longer term and investing in our progress.

“By increasing our manufacturing amenities, we’re additionally in a position to plan thrilling enhancements to our distillery tour and gin tasting providing and look ahead to sharing the magic that’s The Spirit of Manchester.”

The second web site may even enable the distillery to rent two new staff for its manufacturing and warehouse workforce, taking its whole workforce to 37 individuals.

Earlier in 2020, The Spirit of Manchester Distillery created a spiced botanical rum flavoured with ginger and cassia, known as One-Eyed Insurgent.

Final 12 months, the Manchester producer set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest gin tasting throughout a number of venues.

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