Manchester Gin launch limited-edition Haçienda labels with music icon Peter Hook to celebrate the 40th anniversary of iconic club

To celebrate the new release, Peter Hook will be hosting a live free performance at Northern Quarter record store, Vinyl Exchange, with free gin and free vinyls

Award winning distillery, The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, is once again collaborating with music legend Peter Hook to launch a new limited-edition series of Manchester Gin FAC51 The Haçienda – complete with redesigned bottle artwork in celebration of The Haçienda’s 40th anniversary.

The collaboration between two Manchester institutions acknowledges the musical and cultural history of the city – and to celebrate, Manchester Gin, will be hosting a record store takeover at independent record store Vinyl Exchange on Saturday 5 March, between 13:00 and 16:00.

Followers of The Haçienda (and gin) are encouraged to make a stop at the free event at Vinyl Exchange this Saturday, to celebrate 40 years of the iconic Manchester club, and be the first to get their hands on a signed bottle of Manchester Gin FAC51 The Haçienda featuring new artwork – Peter Hook will be signing bottles on the day for the ultimate limited edition keepsake.

Joy Division and New Order legend Peter Hook will be stepping behind the decks to soundtrack the launch, while ‘golden tickets’ will be hidden throughout Vinyl Exchange, which if found entitle the holder to a free vinyl record (or £20 off) in store.

The new batch of Manchester Gin FAC51 The Haçienda features two limited-edition labels. The first label recreates a famous piece of Haçienda street art featured originally on the famous Northern Quarter House and utilises the classic yellow and black Haçienda colour scheme.

The second label includes the iconic phrase “The Haçienda Must Be Built”, which has become synonymous with an era of music and clubbing in Manchester.

Bottle labels are located on the inside of the bottle, meaning they are distorted through the liquid - reminiscent of The Haçienda’s raves and debaucherous all-nighters.

Attendees at the launch event will be able to sample FAC51 The Haçienda Gin and be amongst the first to purchase the new limited-edition bottles – signed by Peter Hook himself in-store.

Manchester Gin’s FAC51 The Haçienda combines dandelion and burdock root with lemon and lime peel, creating a refreshing zestiness (a nod to The Haçienda’s legendary acid house scene!). On the nose, the gin delivers a refreshing burst of lemon and lime zest, which turns sherbety on the palate.

Located in the Northern Quarter, and a staple of the Manchester music scene for over 34 years, Vinyl Exchange, will display Manchester Gin Haçienda artwork in the store window for a two week period from Friday 4 March – Friday 18 March.