The gin revival is in full swing this year and there are plenty of places to get your botanical fix.

But where can you find the best gins in Manchester?

We’ve scouted out 5 of the best gin bars in Manchester and although the competition may be hot, these are the ones we think you should try first.

Banyan

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In this Gin Lover’s Paradise, each gin is presented with the perfect garnish to bring out the depth of flavour. Since every gin is different with its own unique combination of botanicals, having a special garnish makes perfect sense.

Bringing out those flavours is also the focus of their cocktail menu too. Hendricks gin is made with cucumber bitters in the Hendrick’s & Sloe and the lemoniness of Bombay Sapphire with basil infused syrup in the Gin Garden tops the beverage off perfectly. 

 

The Botanist

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Doing exactly as their name suggests, The Botanist delights in the natural flavours that can be grown in the greenhouse. They are also passionate about bringing the best of British gins to the stage with a comprehensive menu that states where the gin is distilled, a brief description and a recommended tonic to bring out the flavours.

Their unique take on the Gin Martini is made with Gin Mare and garnished with a sprig of rosemary and an olive.

 

Gorilla

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Nestled on the mezzanine level under the arched ceiling, Gorilla’s Gin Parlour offers sophistication and relaxation. With 14 gins on their regular drinks menu and many more in the specialist Gin Parlour, Gorilla offers plenty to keep the true gin fanatic coming back.

As well as favourites like Hendricks and Sipsmith, the Gin Parlour offers small batch, handcrafted distillations so that the Parlour is always stocked with the best gins from around the world.

The cocktail menu really takes off with the Aviation with violet, maraschino, lemon and sugar. Chocks away!

 

Cottonopolis

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With 21 gins to choose from, Cottonopolis is certainly going to whet your appetite. Wearing its heritage on its sleeve, Cottonopolis is a perfect fusion of the Mancunian cotton industry, Asian inspired food and delicious drinks.

For a little decadence, the Bee-have, with Tanqueray gin and prosecco should do the trick. But if you are looking for something with a little more buzz, the szechaun flower Electric Martini is worth a try…

 

Atlas

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When a bar has a list of their top ten gins, you know it’s going to be good. But when they create a second site called The Gin Bible, you know they are going to be seriously good. And with a collection of more than 300 gins…

In fact, Atlas are so serious about educating the people of Manchester on the fineries of gin, they are introducing a new gin every week this year as well as holding regular events including Tonic Taste Off Tuesday.

 

So, now you know where to find 300 gins and lots of intriguing cocktails, let your gin education begin!

If you know of any other delicious gin bars we have so foolishly neglected, get in touch and let us know @huddledNW

 

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