Thursday, July 14, 2022


The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, has announced its move into whisky production, with the filling of its first casks due to take place later this month.

Following distillation, the new make spirit will be matured for a minimum of three years in a number of cask types, including: first-fill bourbon, STR red wine and sherry casks.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery to start whisky production

The distillery’s first single malt; OnePointSix, which is named after Leonardo Fibonacci's golden ratio which is considered to be as close to perfect as any number can be, will combine English roasted and kilned malts, which after a longer-than-average four-day fermentation period, will give the whisky a distinctive and fruity flavour profile.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, which is home to multi award-winning Manchester Gin, Manchester Spirit Vodka and One-Eyed Rebel Rum, is also giving whisky buffs and drinks enthusiasts the chance to share in the unique experience of developing a new single malt whisky with its Founders’ Club, which will launch later this summer.

Commenting on the news, Seb Heeley-Wiggins, Master Distiller at The Spirit of Manchester, said: “We are so excited to be entering the English whisky market. We are delighted to join the small number of pioneering distilleries who are working with the same goal of putting English whisky on the global map in the next 10 years. With English whisky being relatively young, we’re not bound by traditions or heritage which allows us to use the flavour-forward approach we’ve always followed.”

The first bottles of The Spirit of Manchester Distillery OnePointSix single malt English whisky, will be available in 2025.

Posted Steve Rush