Whisk yourself away to the magic of Speyside in the heart of Manchester

27 September 2016

On September 30th, Caorunn, the handcrafted Scottish gin, is transforming the Oast House, Spinningfields, into a vibrant apple orchard which will offer 500 passers-by a free Caorunn G&T for a truly beautiful crisp, fresh taste of the Highlands.

The Caorunn’s apple orchard will be brimming with live trees for one day during the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

The fragrant fruit is one of the five Scottish botanicals, along with dandelion, heather, bog myrtle and rowan berry, that are infused into the handcrafted Scottish gin. Caorunn is uniquely served with thin red apple slices to create an invigorating, clean, sweet, full-bodied and aromatic taste for a long-lasting dry and crisp finish.

Caorunn has teamed up with City of Trees to create the unique orchard. The innovative movement, set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by planting three million trees, one for every man, woman and child that lives in the City Region.

Following their time at the Oast House, Spinningfields, the trees are being donate to Snipe Clough, Oldham, where they will be planted to form part of a new community orchard.

Ibolya Bakos-Tonner, brand manager for Caorunn said: “The Oast House, Spinningfields, is the perfect backdrop to home the Caorunn apple orchard. We hope to brighten up the day for gin fans with a taster of our handcrafted gin during the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. The fact that the trees will remain in Greater Manchester following our event means a lot to us to show our support for the growth of green spaces within urban areas.”

Kevin Wigley, City of Trees, comments: “This is a really exciting project for us to work on and is a chance for gin-lovers to get close to nature in an urban environment. We hope this pop-up orchard will show people how trees can really make a space and inspire more urban greening to help transform our cities and towns”.

The free Caorunn G&T is only available from the Oast House on the 30th September. The activity is only limited to 500 and can only be redeemed after 13:00. Full T’s and C’s are on www.caorunngin.com.