The Gintern played Golf with Didsbury Gin!

I was recently invited by Didsbury Gin to their launch party! This was to celebrate their new stunning branding and gin menu at Innside by Melia hotel in Manchester. We also played gin-fuelled golf, which is an strange but amazing combination… 


Didsbury Gin have been noted recently by Vogue Magazine as ‘One of the most exciting new British Gins’. After meeting both of the founders (Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton) the passion of their gin was obvious! The duo have come really far in such a short space of time with this delightful and exciting gin! It was a pleasure to be part of their launch party (we had a lot of fun).

I met them at the Innside by Melia hotel in Manchester who now have a delicious gin menu in their bar, full of Didsbury Gin! The original gin surprised me as it was very citrus lead. They use a combination of hand-peeled fresh citrus including grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon. It is clean, crisp and zesty. They have also just introduced their Raspberry & Elderflower gin, which is going to be perfect for when the sun shines! They use their original gin as a base and macerate fresh British raspberries over a period of weeks. The subtle English elderflower notes are achieved by distilling locally foraged Elderflower. I really loved this as it wasn’t too sweet, just naturally sweetened by the raspberries.

After sampling a few cocktails from the menu, we headed to Junkyard Golf for the first ‘Didsbury Gin Open’! Now what could happen after a lot of gin and golf?! I thoroughly recommend this combination, I giggled a lot!

After losing quite badly, I spoke to Liam and Mark a bit more about their new branding. They explained that they wanted to incorporate Didsbury itself into their label, by showing recognisable and historic landmarks. Along with their colourful botanicals, this is a label which really stands out on the shelf! Well done Didsbury Gin and thank you so much for a brilliant day. Check out my short video below of the launch…

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