Work begins on Thomas Dakin gin bar and distillery

By Robert Mann contact

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Big project: Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery is expected to attract 70,000 visitors a year
Big project: Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery is expected to attract 70,000 visitors a year
Construction has begun on the ‘highly anticipated’ Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery.

The distillery, which received full planning permission in 2018, will open in early autumn this year in the heart of Manchester city centre between Deansgate and Albert Square.

Taking pride of place behind the distillery’s impressive glass frontage will be three craft copper pot stills, with the award-winning brand’s focus on a commitment to quality distillation and craftsmanship.

Alongside the working gin distillery, which is set to create more than 50 new jobs, the venue will include a gin bar and an event space for hospitality and entertaining.

It is expected to become one of the city’s top new tourist attractions – allowing visitors to discover the north-west’s unrivalled gin heritage – with 70,000 visitors predicted in the first year.

Thomas Dakin director David Hume spoke of his excitement ahead of the new build.

“At last, it’s happening – the Thomas Dakin gin distillery will soon be a reality,” exclaimed Hume.

“As the label on the bottle says, the Thomas Dakin legacy lives on, but with this new distillery, we’re going to be breaking new ground in craft gin distillery and really championing the great craft heritage that Manchester has.”

Leading the division and design for the new build is Manchester-based creative agency LOVE.

“We're delighted Thomas Dakin appointed LOVE to design their new immersive gin distillery experience in Manchester,” said LOVE founder and executive creative director David Palmer.

“We’re certain the unsurpassed craftsmanship and storytelling elements of the design will delight gin drinkers and connoisseurs from all over the world for years to come.” 

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