Didsbury gin was created by Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood with a shared sense of humor and their own handmade gin to surprise gin lovers. After a successful launch at Dragons' Den, they needed a new brand that would help their gin stand out from the crowd. Since the relaunch, Didsbury has been listed on Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and JD Wetherspoon, with 300% growth and a 750% increase in net worth. The spirits brand Didsbury Gin, based in Manchester, has signed a contract with the C&C Group to distribute its products in the United Kingdom.
Didsbury Gin is also in talks with distributors in the U.S. Department of State and will continue to expand its range. Currently based in a co-working space, Didsbury Gin is looking for a new headquarters in Manchester to meet its growth and allow for future expansion. Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton are the co-founders of Didsbury Gin, originally from Manchester, England.
Liam and Mark, who have always loved gin, forged a friendship over countless nights drinking Gin & Tonics at various establishments in Didsbury. After the production of a small batch of gin in Liam's main room in Didsbury, a brand was born. He has some great ideas and saw Didsbury Gin's growth opportunities both domestically and internationally. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, Didsbury Gin has stopped producing hand sanitizer for Greater Manchester police.
With a single mind but flexible, the brand has the ability to adapt to new variants and even extensions beyond gin. During the pandemic, the co-founders also chose to change the production of their distillery to produce hand sanitizer, which was able to capitalize on the demand for homemade cocktails and gin and tonics. The company's distillery offers gins in different flavors, allowing gin lovers to obtain a wide variety of gins. To increase its online offer, Didsbury Gin launched a completely new website, a subscription service and bespoke boxes in partnership with Snaffling Pig to cater to those looking for recreate the bar experience at home.
Since obtaining the investment, Didsbury Gin has launched two new products and has been listed in the supermarket chains Aldi and Co-op, as well as several bar chains in the United Kingdom.