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Tipples of Manchester
Location: Lloyd Street (just off Albert Square)
About: Tipples of Manchester is a welcoming shop with a huge variety of drinks from around the world. You can expect to find everything from spiced rums to local gins, superb whiskey to cracking tequila and so much more. You'll be greated by the owner himself as you walk in and Greg's knowledge about the drinks is what makes this place so special, he will find the perfect tipple for your taste and can talk you through how each liquid is created. If that hasn't sold you already, almost all of the spirits on offer have a taster bottle so you can try a small amount before you buy, just sso you know it is the one for you.
Address: 16 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5ND
Telephone: 0161 834 4404
The Whiskey Shop
Location: Exchange Street
About: The name says it all with these guys, they are the whiskey experts with an entire shop dedicated to the fine liquid. If whiskey is your kind of thing then you can find everything from your easy drinking standard bottle all the way up to your high-end bottles for those who really love the spirit. Their experts will guide you around the flavours you like in a whiskey and help you settle on the bottle for you and maybe even leave with a nice glass or two.
Address: 3 Exchange St, Manchester M2 7EA
Phone: 0161 832 6110
Location: Royal Exchange Arcade
About: Aston's is a specialist tobaccinist and spirits merchant which has seen decades of trade in Manchester, expanding from its original small shop to the venue it is now. With over 300 whiskies, 50 gins, 40 rums and dozens of other cognacs, vodkas, grappas and liqueurs, as well as their range of tobacco, cigars and more, there is plenty to catch the eye. You will find a lot of rare and up-market brands at Aston's.
Address: 12 Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester M2 7EA
Phone: 0161 832 7895