It will feature a bartender school, two bars, a distillery and a gin lab to make your own unique gin to take home.
It was once described as the scourge of 18th century society and was also once forgotten and left to demise in the back of our kitchen cupboards. Liverpool – a city well known for its spirit but the only difference is this time it doesn’t half go well with tonic. Whilst gin isn’t anything new (the juniper-based tipple has evolved over the course of a millennium) it has never been appreciated as much as it has now. So much so that there’s gin journeys, gin gardens, gin afternoon teas and more to choose from. Liverpool Gin has been a big catalyst for the resurgence (or should we say resur-gin-ce?) and news broke recently that they’re about to open their very own distillery with a bartending school, bars and the chance to make your own gin.
The £1 million development, owned by Halewood Wines & Spirits, will enable gin fans to learn how to make the spirit themselves in a specially designed Gin Lab. Visitors will be able to choose their own botanicals and distil their own bespoke gin to take home. Guests will also be able to see Liverpool Gin being made first-hand, in a 600-litre working copper still which will be on display on the ground floor. A premium gin and spirits bar will also be on the ground floor, with a further premium dark spirits bar at basement level. Both bars will serve food, including small tapas-style dishes and pizza. Liverpool is home to some of the country’s best mixologists and now they’ll have their own training school, with the Liverpool Gin Bartender School, which will be housed on the second floor of the distillery building. Budding bartenders will learn a multitude of bartender aspects, such as how to make the perfect G&T, flavour pairings and correct pour temperatures. All graduating bartenders will be awarded a certificate.
Lee Tayburn, Operations Director, Halewood Wines & Spirits says:
“Liverpool Gin is one the city’s most well-loved premium brands and the new Distillery, right in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling food and drink hub, will provide an accessible interactive experience which will appeal to both locals and visitors alike.”