Hatters Gin – Stockport’s First Gin Distillery

Distilled in Stockport – using berries, rose and the finest Cheshire Honey from Marple.

Made in the heart of the Stockport, a stones throw from Edgeley Park, Hatters Gin is hand distilled in small batches ensuring we produce a premium local gin that not only celebrates our industrial heritage as the hat making capital of the U.K., but delivers a smooth, traditional gin, with fruity and floral notes that goes great with a premium tonic and a citrus garnish like orange or lime, or fleshy berries to accentaute those fruity notes,  or just however you like it!

We are a family micro distillery where everyone pitches in. Once the head distiller, Sacha, has finished distilling, the family get involved with bottling, labelling, boxing and drinking (or quality assurance as they call it). Ultimately, nothing goes out of the door unless it’s 100% correct, tasting and looking great.

Our Gin

It has taken months to refine our recipe to perfectly balance the classic juniper taste with citrusy lemon and orange peel and the spicy notes of coriander and cardamom, finishing with fruity, floral notes from the rich honey and rose that create a gin that is rich in flavour and depth.

  • Organic Macedonian Juniper
  • Organic Moroccan Corriander
  • Lemon and Orange Peel, Orris, Liquorice & Angelica Root Cardamom
  • Elderberries, Blackberries, Raspberries
  • Rose and Elderflower
  • Cheshire Honey harvested by Steve Mead from his happy bee hives in Mill Brow, Marple.

Our Bottle

A Hatters Gin bottle is filled, corked, labelled, and dipped into a deep blue wax all by hand. So much care is taken at each stage to ensure a fine finish to complement the premium liquid contained inside.

The Logo

Made by Jayne, a Manchester artist and tattooer, Jayne has created an identity that captures the rustic feel that goes with the history of Stockport and it’s Hatting industry it thrived on.
Follow Jayne on her socials: Instagram: @thejayneink, Facebook: The Jayne Tattoos

Hatters Gin - Logo - Premium Stockport Gin

Stockport Hat Making History

Stockport has a a rich industrial history. Being just 7 miles from the cottonopollis that is Manchester, Stockport established itself as a national centre for Hat Making along with Denton, just up the road.

Stockport’s Hat Making started in the 18th century with one of the biggest mills being Battersby’s Hat Works on Hempshawe Lane in Offerton which only stopped producing hats in 1997. Wellington Mill (Hat Works) was built in 1828 and increased Stockport’s Hat Production to 50,000 a week.


The below stockists are carefully selected for their wide range of top quality gins as well as being renowned locally for the place to go for a perfect tipple.

By the Gin Balloon:

  • Foragin’ – Marple – the name says it all. Great range of gins, tonics and garnishes and very knowledgeable staff. They have great pop-up stalls too!
  • Platform One – Romiley – trendy bar/gastropub in a leafy village – enjoy a Hatters Gin along with their fantastic food.
  • The Cracked Actor – A blues bar that has shaken up Underbank – with regular singers, board game nights and ‘Cracked Tails’. A great place to visit.
  • The Midway – Stockport – Contemporary pub and dining – highly rated as one of the best in the region for food.
  • The Foxhole – Prestbury – A wonderful boutique bar in the leafy suburb of prestbury.
  • 78 Degrees – Bramhall – The name says it all, the boiling point of alcohol, right in the centre with great offers throughout the week.
  • Angel Inn – Stockport Market – since closing as the original Inn in 1951, this was reopened in 2018 with a range of cask ales and German beer – and of course great spirits.


  • Uniquely Manchester – Boasts an incredible 50+ gins and rums local to Manchester – pick up a gin balloon to go with your Hatters Gin

In Person

Pop-ups and Carts: