Thomas Dakin Gin has commenced construction of its new distillery in Manchester, UK.

Owned by Quintessential Brands Group, the company creates craft gin products using traditional techniques employed by founder Thomas Dakin in the 18th century.

Located between Deansgate and Albert Square, the new distillery will showcase the company’s distilling process to visitors.

“With this new distillery, we’re going to be breaking new ground in craft gin distilling.”

The distillery will have the capacity to produce more than one million bottles of gin every year and is expected to create 50 new employment opportunities in the region.

The owner-director of the Thomas Dakin brand at Quintessential Brands Group David Hume said: “At last, it’s happening. The Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery will soon be a reality. As the label on the bottle says, the Thomas Dakin Legacy lives on, but with this new distillery, we’re going to be breaking new ground in craft gin distilling and really championing the great craft heritage that Manchester has.

“Dakin was a true visionary of his day and the distillery will continue Thomas Dakin’s great gin-making legacy while highlighting to the world the Northwest’s important place in the colourful history of gin.”

Equipped with three craft copper pot stills, the distillery will feature a distillery bar and an event space for hospitality and entertaining.

Thomas Dakin Gin obtained full planning permission for the distillery last year and the facility is expected to open later this year.