City of Manchester Distillery Launches the Manchester Rum Experience

  The City of Manchester Distillery, home of Manchester Three Rivers Gin and the original ‘Gin Experience’, has launched its next immersive experience as it looks to bring consumers together over a tot of rum. The City of Manchester Distillery opened its doors in 2016 and has since gone on to establish itself as theContinue reading “City of Manchester Distillery Launches the Manchester Rum Experience”

Emily Says . . . . ‘Portobello’

In her fifteenth feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering heads for a walk down Portobello Road; So it turns out I haven’t exactly stuck to my previous promise of leaning away from the gin; it’s just too bloody difficult! So here’s another quick littleContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Portobello’”

Finalists Announced at NRB19 Cocktail Competition with Ms Better’s Bitters

Finalists announced for Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019’s national cocktail competition, sponsored by Ms Better’s Bitters, with the chance to win a VIP visit to Canada with guest shifts in Vancouver and Montreal. Following a series of regional heats, the finalists have been announced for Northern Restaurant & Bar’s annual cocktail competition, sponsored in 2019Continue reading “Finalists Announced at NRB19 Cocktail Competition with Ms Better’s Bitters”

Oxley Gin Announces First UK On-Trade Competition In Search Of The Country’s Most Inventive Gimlet

OXLEY®, the unbelievably cold distilled gin, announces its inaugural cocktail competition open to the UK on-trade centred around one of the world’s most classic cocktails – the Gimlet. Accounts across Edinburgh, Manchester and London are being challenged to invent their unique twist on the Gimlet serve, a drink traditionally made with only two ingredients – lime cordial andContinue reading “Oxley Gin Announces First UK On-Trade Competition In Search Of The Country’s Most Inventive Gimlet”

Emily Says . . . . ‘Martin Millers’

In her thirteenth feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at what’s next in her journey now Dry Ginuary is over; So Ginuary may be officially over on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean my obsession with the good stuff is over. At all.Continue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Martin Millers’”

Emily Says . . . . ‘Flor De Sevilla’

In her twelfth feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at Ginuary over Dry January; The New Year is well and truly upon us, and a new year usually means one thing: Dry January. But I’m not here to talk about that nonsense! I’mContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Flor De Sevilla’”

Manchester Rum Festival Returns For Third Year

Rum advocate and Manchester based Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast is bringing back Manchester Rum Festival for a 3rd year running, hosting it at the new event and exhibition space Brickworks, within Barton Arcade on Deansgate. Saturday 8th June 2019 will see an expansion of the previous two sold-out festivals, resulting in both an afternoonContinue reading “Manchester Rum Festival Returns For Third Year”

Emily Says . . . . ‘MFDF18’

In her tenth feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at the MFDF’s Gin Lounge; The Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018 is currently underway, and as always, it has a fantastic range of new foods and drinks to offer. Created back in 1998Continue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘MFDF18’”

Emily Says . . . . ‘Hot Toddy’

In her seventh feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at the pick-me-up she needed this week; The Hot Toddy. The only alcoholic drink that is warmly welcomed when one is suffering from the typical and unavoidable British head cold. One of which IContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Hot Toddy’”

Emily Says . . . . ‘Old Mout Cider’

In her sixth feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at her favourite Summer cider; Any bartender will be familiar with the famous brands of fruit cider. Fruit cider, whether one likes it or not, is the nation’s favourite summer time drink and certainlyContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Old Mout Cider’”