Maker’s Mark Bourbon partners with Manchester’s best hospitality venues this May through its ‘Remarkable Neighbourhood’ initiative

The Maker’s Mark Remarkable Neighbourhood returns to Manchester this month to celebrate the best local bars and craft cocktails through exciting takeovers and events. Starting today (Monday, 15th May), you can enjoy limited edition drinks on a new bourbon cocktail trail in venues across Ancoats and the Northern Quarter until May 31st.

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Seven Manchester bars, including Common, Jimmy’s, and Cane & Grain, have created their twist on a Maker’s Mark’s signature ‘Gold Rush’ cocktail made with honey syrup, lemon, and Maker’s Mark bourbon.  The brand’s signature serve has been chosen for cocktail lovers to enjoy and, as a delicious option for those who might not have tried bourbon before, for its smooth and well – balanced flavours.

Imaginative drinks from Manchester’s top bartenders are available exclusively on curated menus in each bar until the end of the month and feature homegrown honey by The Finest Honey Company to enhance the bold flavours of Maker’s Mark bourbon.

As part of the exciting Remarkable Neighbourhood event activity, award-winning bar Common will host a charity event on Thursday, May 25th, to support the acclaimed Manchester homeless project Coffee4Craig.  £1 from every Maker’s Mark cocktail sold on the night will help Coffe4Craig provide essential service and care across the city. 

Taking the trip up North, top Bristol speakeasy, Her Majesty’s Secret Service (HMSS) will host a one-off bar takeover at Science & Industry on Tuesday, May 30th from 7 – 10pm, to create showstopping bourbon cocktails that have been designed by both bar teams for one night only. Bookings are now open here.

Photo by Carl Sukonik

Whiskey Jar will host its first Whisky Festival on May 28th with bourbon-infused tacos, live music, seminars, and five drams featuring Maker’s Mark bourbon drinks, as part of the ticket price. Sessions start at 12:20pm and 4pm priced at £25pp. Book here

Menu highlights in bars include a delicate Fools Gold at Northern Quarter bar Dusk til Pawn – light and frothy with Maker’s Mark, Amaro, citrus and local honey. Science and Industry, one of the Northern Quarter’s most stylish hideaways, will serve up a Golden Hour cocktail – a sweet sour mixed with Maker’s Mark, Aperol, orange local honey and lemon.

How and where to book your table:

Manchester: Remarkable Neighbourhood – Manchester: Northern Quarter

  • Common
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here
    • Hosting a free charity event on May 25th from 6pm with guest DJs and cocktails mixed with Maker’s Mark
  • Science and Industry/ Cane & Grain
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here
    • Bar takeover from HMSS on May 30th from 7pm with a Maker’s Mark menu of drinks.
  • Wolf at the Door
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here
  • Whiskey Jar
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here
    • Whisky Festival on May 28th. Two sessions run at 12:20 and 4pm. Tickets include 5 drams, bourbon-infused tacos, live music and seminars. Book here
  • Dusk til Pawn
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here

Manchester: Remarkable Neighbourhood – Manchester: Ancoats

  • Jimmy’s
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here
  • Edinburgh Castle Ed
    • Special menu running until May 31st. Book your table here

The Remarkable Neighbourhood Initiative takes place in May throughout the UK across Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh, with 18 of the UK’s best bars and restaurants part of the exciting programme of craft cocktails and events. All are designed to explore iconic bourbon cocktails whilst celebrating local communities and neighbourhoods. Bars have been selected for their superior quality and sustainable practice, and partnerships with local, artisan honey producers will occur in each city, paying homage to Maker’s Mark recent B – Corp certification.

Photo by Carl Sukonik

Handcrafted in small batches, Maker’s Mark bourbon is crafted with precision and care to create a smooth yet full flavoured bourbon whiskey. Their production process includes rotating each barrel by hand and hand dipping each bottle at their distillery in Loretto, Kentucky to create the best-tasting Bourbon whiskey. 

Guests are invited to celebrate their local communities by supporting bars and producers until the end of May for Maker’s Mark’s Remarkable Neighbourhood in Manchester. For more information, visit 

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