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.

We’re exceptionally proud of how far we’ve come after our modest start, but even more so considering that from those small beginnings, Manchester Gin has won gold medals in international industry competitions.

And on the sixth day…

Manchester is a city of industrial heritage and the Mancunian work ethic has been a point of pride since the industrial revolution, when the men and women in the factories that lined the city were coined “Worker Bees”. It’s since this time that Manchester adopted the bee as it’s motif, and we couldn’t make a gin without paying homage to it.

Our bee is a modern interpretation of the traditional Manchester symbol, reflecting the modern style of gin we produce.

Next time you’re in the city, look out for the bee on bins, signs, buildings and even in bars and restaurants.

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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