Construction begins on £1m gin distillery

By James Ridler contact

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Work has started on a new gin distillery in Liverpool
Work has started on a new gin distillery in Liverpool
Construction of a £1m gin distillery, which is expected to open at the end of this year and create 15 jobs, has begun in the heart of Liverpool.

Halewood Wines & Spirits is opening the distillery to produce its Liverpool Gin brand and it will feature a visitor centre, allowing guests to view the gin being made.

Situated in a Grade II listed building, the site will include two bars for premium gin and dark spirits and a ‘Gin Lab’, where visitors can make the spirit themselves.

Finalising the design

Halewood worked closely with architects Warrington and interior designers DV8 Designs to finalise the design of the distillery. Contractors Medlock FRB, from Oldham, were on-site from 28 August.

Emily Kelly, general manager at Liverpool Gin Distillery, said: “This is such an exciting time; we can’t wait to get to work on the distillery and see it all coming together.​ 

“Liverpool Gin is much loved throughout the city and we’ve had amazing feedback since the announcement of the new distillery; there is a real buzz in the air about the redevelopment and all it will have to offer.”

Kelly said the distillery was now training new staff. A focus on new product development was also contributing to its expansion.

‘Innovating and developing’

“Innovating and developing the Liverpool Gin range will be a big part of what we’re doing at the distillery, so watch this space for more exciting new flavours and limited-edition gins,”​ Kelly added.

Meanwhile, beer and gin were two key markets set for export success​, according to a report from supply chain and data standards organisation GS1 UK.

“With official Government figures showing that £22bn of it was sent overseas in 2017, there is clearly a lasting taste for British products and our members have optimistic expectations for the coming years,” ​said GS1 chief executive Gary Lynch.

“Whisky and salmon are very much our export staples, but the thirst for our beer and gin also continues to intensify.” ​​

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