Get ‘Half Cut’ with the Liquorists at Maclure’s

Written by on April 8, 2013 in News, What's on - No comments
Half Cut at Maclure

Manchester’s drinks dandies The Liquorists, gentleman’s groomers extraordinaire Maclure barbers and luxury whisky brand Johnnie Walker have teamed up for one of the most unusual and intriguing collaborations to hit Manchester. ‘Half Cut at Maclure‘ will see The Liquorists set up shop in the Hilton St barbers shop for four nights on April 26 & 27 and May 3rd & 4th offering gents a unique opportunity to indulge in some classic gentrification whilst indulging in the finest water of life known to man.

The premise of the project is to take bartenders back to their roots (no pun intended!) as way-back-when your barber was someone who would cut your hair, chop off an infected limb, extract a tooth and deliver a potion or tonic to take the edge off. The barber was the original bartender and thus The Liquorists felt it fitting to offer the people of Manchester an opportunity to sample this with a 21st century flavour. They will be offering classic cut throat shaves, avant garde cuts and styling and delicious ‘potions’, but no amputation or dentistry!

Half Cut at Maclure

There are essentially 2 parts to a Half Cut experience, the cocktails and the treatments, and fortunately there are specialists taking care of their own specific area of expertise. The Liquorists have developed a cocktail menu which will showcase modern twists on recognisible classic whisky cocktails with unusual and thought provoking flavour combinations. For example one of their own particular favourites is ‘Figaro’; Johnnie Walker Gold Label whisky shaken with coffee infused Italian vermouth, clementine juice and home made sour cherry syrup. For those who aren’t fans of whisky there will be a very limited edition gin Tanqueray Malacca and exsquisite Ketel 1 cocktail offering too.

When it comes to the treatments, Nick Maclure and his team of award winning barbers will be offering various packages, including a cut & finish and/or a classic wet shave, to a very limited number of guests (12 per night max) between 7pm and 10pm. Each guest booking in for a treatment will receive a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail and flight of whiskies, which is essentially a condensed masterclass charting the progress and development of Johnnie Walker whisky as it gets older and more complex.

Jody Liquorists at Hat Cut at Maclure

Maclure’s is an intimate and cosy space and entry between 7pm and 10pm can only be obtained by booking a treatment or coming as the guest of a customer with a booking (each person booking a treatment can bring up to 3 guests, but everyone coming to a Half Cut evening must be 18 or over). This offers friends, partners etc the opportunity to take advantage of a unique experience as they will also be able to enjoy the complimentary whisky flight and purchase the bespoke cocktails. There will be a DJ in place from 7pm with things stepped up from 9.30 to give the space more of a late night bar vibe, then from 10pm to Midnight the doors will be flung open to anyone wanting to try out these exclusive cocktails. Cocktails flying and dappered Dan’s imbibing!

For info on the different packages available and to get booked in click the button;  Half Cut

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Half Cut at Maclure / April 26 & 27 / May 3rd & 4th / 7pm – Midnight  Half Cut At
Maclure Barbers / Unit 16 Smithfield Buildings / Hilton St. / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NB