Battle of the Gins at Pen & Pencil

Written by on February 25, 2017 in Drinks News - No comments
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The Pen and Pencil is getting ready to welcome in three of the best and biggest gin rivals on March 1st as they host “the ultimate battle“. It’s a night of European gin-tasting, cocktails, and drinks aplenty, all to crown the winner of Manchester’s favourite gin. Warning; the following release contains multiple gin based puns…

Competing for the highest honour is the three challengers; the Belgian Copperhead Gin, Mediterranean Gin Mare, and local gin, Manchester Gin. The three contenders will go head-to-head in a series of “gin-tense” battles, starting with three 20 minute presentations from each gin expert. Each pitch will be accompanied by a special gin cocktail, followed by the ultimate decider; testing the three different gins as part of a blind tasting session. Guests will cast the final vote in the bar’s “gin-eral ballot election” at the end of the battle. The question is, who will win the pitch for your vote?

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As part of the “gin-off“, The Pen and Pencil will also be creating a menu of six gin cocktails, using each brand of gin to create two cocktails each. The six cocktails will be sold and tallied for one week only from Monday 27th February to Sunday 5th March to find the most popular gin – “ginius“, right? The winning gin will be awarded a six-month listing with The Pen and Pencil, allowing guests to return and enjoy their favourite gin for the next six months.

The Battle of the Gin evening will be held on Wednesday 1st March, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets for the battle will cost £15, which includes three gins as part of the blind tasting sessions, three cocktails, three presentations, and discounted drinks throughout the night. To book, email

Let the best one gin…

Battle of the Gins / Wednesday 1st March / 7.30pm / £15
The Pen & Pencil / 57 Hilton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ