June 19, 2024

From gin to hygiene

Manchester Gin’s distillery, The Spirit of Manchester, has converted it production to produce hand sanitiser rather than gin to support the newly-created NHS Nightingale Hospital North West.

The hospital has been created at the Manchester Central Convention Centre, situated above the railway arch distillery, and is now offering 750-bed Covid-19 beds.

The company is dedicating its 1,000-litre copper still, Wonder Wend, to producing the much needed sanitiser supplies and has already delivered 200 bottles of sanitiser, with a further 1,200 due to deliver this week, all provided at cost.

Manchester Gin co-founders and Master Distillers, Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins, have pledged to continue to support the NHS Nightingale North West through its lifespan and are encouraging other frontline businesses in the north west to reach out should they be in need of the essential product.

On the change in the distillery’s production, Seb Heeley said: “It was a no brainer when Manchester Central asked us to support the NHS Nightingale by producing sanitiser. We’re grateful to be able to play a small part in the tremendous effort that’s being made to get the country through this.”

Contact: distillery@manchestergin.co.uk for more information