History, environment, culture, nature and Artefact. These are the fundamentals that distinguish Worsley Village from its other Northern counterparts.
Where you could be forgiven for thinking that the beautiful timber clad houses, tranquil canal side setting and beautiful greens are what make Worsley special, it is actually the incredible role the village plays in the birthplace of the "transport revolution" that makes the hamlet so significant.
It hasn't always been the peaceful, sophisticated little hamlet that we know it for today however - the first Earl of Ellesmere found upon his visit to the village that the residents were less than refined and civilised!
THE BRIDGEWATER CANAL - THE BIRTHPLACE OF A REVOLUTION
In 1759 the building of the Bridgewater Canal changed the landscape of trade and movement of goods forever. 46 miles of canals connected Worsley to Manchester and beyond, halving the cost of coal and opening access for a future of industry and leisure alike. What makes the canal so unique is that it was the first to be built without a connecting waterway, which then became the blueprint for the country. In some ways, the "Dukes Cut" and Worsley village could be seen as responsible for the Golden Era of the late 1700's!
Here at Worsley Gin HQ we are so proud to be part of such a rich heritage, and we make sure that as much local influence can be incorporated into not just our brand but our product too - selecting botanicals which are ubiquitous to the area and creating a flavour profile which matches the culture of the village.
WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE RHS BRIDGEWATER PROJECT AS IT IS TURNED FROM DERELICT RUIN INTO A HORTICULARTUAL MASTERPIECE.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT ON THEIR WEBSITE...