A Vending Machine Dispensing Free Cocktails Is Coming To Manchester

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A Vending Machine Dispensing Free Cocktails Is Coming To Manchester

A vending machine serving up free cocktails will pitch up in Manchester next month.

The world’s first ever cocktail vending machine is coming to Manchester as part of a national tour. Whisky brand The Woodsman has created the machine, which has been designed to pour Old Fashioned cocktails, free of charge.

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The wooden vending machine will be at the food and retail destination Hatch, based beneath Mancunian Way, from May 10. And customers will be able to mix their own whisky-based cocktail by pulling on a series of levers and wheels, creating the perfect Old Fashioned in a flash.

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Rod Gillies of Whyte & Mackay told the MEN:

“Everyone loves a good Old Fashioned,” says Rod Gillies of Whyte & Mackay, “and our maple syrup version is a cracker.

“But what would make it even better is being able to get a hold of one wherever you are, on demand. So we’re stripping away the rules and complexity which sometimes surround scotch, making it quick and simple to get a brilliant drink.


“We’ll be touring the UK with the Woodsman vending machine, popping up in various cities and dispensing Old Fashioned cocktails as we go.”

The vending machine will be at Hatch on Oxford Road all weekend from Friday May 10.

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