The Manchester of today is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, which is rich in diverse cultures. A city with a burgeoning food and drink scene the likes of which has never been seen before. However this should be of no surprise considering the legacy of creation and innovation ingrained in Manchester’s heritage. Like so many important cities, Manchester’s waterways played a pivotal role in the development from rural countryside into the thriving metropolis we know today. Many will be familiar with the various canals, which flow through the city, but before the canals there were three rivers; the Irwell, Irk and Medlock, which pump life into the city and made it possible for it to grow and for its industries to develop. In so many ways the three rivers really are the beginning of Manchester’s story and it was this beginning and our geographical location close to the banks of the Irk, which inspired our name, Manchester Three Rivers. Furthermore it was no accident that we chose to make our home at the City of Manchester Distillery on Red Bank, in the shadow of Angel Meadow and in the heart of the city. The area has a rich history of creation and production. We felt a deep connection with the Green Quarter and a need to pay homage to what had gone before us.
Well-balanced with a combination of 11 botanicals, subtle perfume on the bouquet precedes a vanilla bringing an icing sugar dusting before cardamom steps in – blowtorch in hand – to light a fire and change it up. Cardamom in particular is clear in the mid palate and brings with it a creamy feel, before black pepper emerges towards the end and lingers on the finish.