In ‘news we didn’t expect but we’re certainly here for’, a special Coronation Street gin is being released in time for Christmas.
Thirty-five years after they last adorned her famous Muriel at Number 13, Hilda Ogden’s beloved ducks have returned – this time to grace the bottle of the show’s new premium gin!
Manchester based distillers, No. 186, have worked with the ITV soap to create this special gin, based on the Old Tom style recipe with subtle hints of Eccles cakes.
*Adds to Christmas list*.
Lynsey Postlethwaite of No 186 said: ‘It’s been a labour of love creating this beautiful, unique gin for Corrie. We know Hilda liked a port and lemon in the Rovers but we’re sure if it was around back then she’d have ordered a Wonky Duck and tonic, the hints of honey and warm currants would be right up her street.’
William Van Rest, Director of Gaming, Live & Merchandising at ITV added: ‘We know how much the UK loves a G&T and we’re excited to be able to join the unique gin market with ‘Wonky Duck’. A gin collector’s dream and the perfect Christmas present, we can’t wait to see our beautiful blue bottles on the shelf.’
It might not yet be behind the bar of the Rovers but from today fans and gin connoisseurs will be able to buy it from various bars, shops and online from www.186gin.co.uk.
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