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Manchester Spirit Trails

The Ceylon Arrack Trail from The Liquorists

Join us on an exploration of this little known spirit of the East


The detox is over and fad diets are long forgotten. It's time to start the good times again – with the first of our 2013 spirits and cocktail trails:

The inaugural Ceylon Arrack Trail – The Spirit of Sri Lanka.

It's exotic, Liquorists-led escapism – the perfect cure for the February blues.

The Trail

We will take you on a tour of the colourful, vibrant and romantic history of Arrack, one of the oldest spirits in the world.


It's a must for booze aficionados and novices alike. We present a fascinating insight into this exotic spirit distilled from the sap of the coconut flower. It's not a whisky. It's not, as is often thought, a rum. It is and forever shall be Arrack. The spirit we owe a great deal of gratitude to. Why? Come and see for yourself.

Join us on on a journey through the Indian sub continent, kicking off at Liquorists HQ with traditional Sri Lankan fare and our take on Ceylon Arrack mixed drinks.

We'll then tour our favourite watering holes enjoying five Ceylon Arrack cocktails, five punch samples, and food matches – with interactive masterclasses in each bar, and transport between them.

The Liquorists

Part tour guides, part spirits experts The Liquorists specialise in unique spirit and cocktail showcases. We love liquor and this is a great way to try some of the best on the market, in some of the great bars Manchester has to offer – with no queuing to get in, no waiting at the bar, no colossal drinks tab.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Delicious Sri Lankan food at Liquorists HQ
  • Five Ceylon Arrack cocktails
  • Five punch samples
  • Five food pairings to accompany the drinks
  • Transport between bars

Get Tickets

Tickets start from just £30 for £125 worth of food and drink, making it great value.

The trails kick off on 20 February. Pick from six available dates and start times using the drop-down menu below.

Week 1
Week 2
Terms and conditions

Tickets are non refundable.
The Liquorists and Manchesterconfidential.com are not responsible for any losses or injuries sustained whilst on the Ceylon Arrack Trail
The Liquorists reserve the right to refuse alcohol should any party be deemed too intoxicated. No refunds will be offered.
Drinking water will be available upon request at any point on the trail.
Strictly for over 18s only.
Drink safe, people.
By booking these tickets you accept these terms and conditions.

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