Our Story

It Started With A Gin…

It all began at 1.30am on a wet and cold February evening in Manchester. Whilst she sat alone minding the coats, he was a spare wheel to his two friends. From across the room he spotted her and offered to buy her a drink. Her response was sweet and simple, “a G&T”. Over the next hour they sat discussing everything from travelling the world to their favourite foods. Oh and not to forget, their love of gin.

Two years quickly passed and to anyone who knew us, we became known as ‘The Poppets,’ so much so that when you look at the back of our bottle, you will see the distillers as ‘P&P’ which means we made the bottle together, with love.

And the dream lives on…

Since the evening we met, it was clear that we shared the same dream of starting a business together. After some rather amusing ideas initially, we met a gentleman who told us the fundamentals of making gin. From that day we knew we need to make our own gin together.

So in 2015 we began the adventure of a lifetime.

It’s all about the bee

Not many people know that the Bee is a symbol of Manchester. This was adopted during the Industrial Revolution as it embodied the work-ethic of Mancunians’ during the time when Manchester was leading the way in production methods.

Many organisations rooted in Manchester use the bee within their branding, most famously Boddington’s and The University of Manchester. Walking round the city, you’ll also notice the Bee on lampposts, bollards and bins.

The Bee in our logo is our modern interpretation of the “worker bee” symbol of this wonderful city.

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