Haçienda: A new spiritual level
An award winning distiller – Manchester Gin and musical legend Peter Hook have come together to craft an incredible small batch gin – Manchester Gin – FAC51 The Haçienda. The first two batches made available in stunning limited-edition bottles featuring FAC51 inspired artwork.
This partnership celebrates the city’s rich cultural spirit and lasting impact on house and dance music around the world. Manchester Gin master distillers Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins got together with Joy Division and Peter Hook to agree on the key botanicals that’ll give the gin a unique flavour – a refreshing zestiness that comes through from the lemon and lime peel, a nod to the vibrant ‘acid house’ movement. This is combined with locally-foraged dandelion and burdock root, flavour notes that give Manchester Gin its signature smooth and balanced depth of flavour.
“The whole process was brilliant, I wanted to choose ingredients for the gin that told a story of the Haçienda – I love the reference to acid house and smooth notes. But, while I was there for the selection of the ingredients, I had to leave the final tasting and approval to my wife.” said Peter Hook.
The label Manchester Gin – FAC51 The Haçienda has been reimagined in the classic Haçienda colours and design style with the clear front label revealing the limited-edition inner label. HAÇ13 uses the hallmark yellow and black stripes as the label backdrop and HAÇ15 uses the famous “Use Hearing Protection” poster image.
“This collaboration is an amazing opportunity to bring together two iconic Manchester brands, new and old. While our gin is relatively new to the city, we wanted to pay tribute to a cultural movement so, this partnership is a perfect way to celebrate the past, present and future of Manchester” said Manchester Gin master distiller Seb Heeley.
The Manchester Gin – FAC51 The Haçienda is available to buy as a 50ml bottle (42% vol.) at a SRP of £36. The gin can be purchased at Manchestergin.co.uk, C&C Wines, Quoff, Harvey Nichols, Houseofmalt.co.uk