Liverpool Gin reveals plans for job creating distillery
Liverpool Gin has outlined plans to open a new distillery. A director at Halewood Wines & Spirits, which is behind the brand, has spoken to Insider about now being the time to launch the venture and his desire to bring more visitors to the city.
The £1m development will comprise two bars, a gin lab and a bartender school. Set to open towards the end of 2018, it will also create 20 jobs.
Lee Tayburn, operations director at Halewood Wines & Spirits, has spoken to Insider about the proposals and noted that the expansion of the Liverpool Gin brand had “always been part of our business strategy”.
“We wanted to create an immersive and interactive experience for consumers wanting to discover more about Liverpool Gin and spirits in general,” he said. “Fans of the gin are increasingly curious about what they’re consuming and the new experience we’re creating will enable them to understand more about the ingredients and process of how gin is made.
“Castle Street is an emerging area for food and drink in the city. The people who love Liverpool Gin are already there and it’s an easily accessible destination for those living in and visiting Liverpool.”
On launching in Merseyside, Tayburn added: “People all over the world love gin and we’re creating a destination, which will sit alongside other Liverpool attractions, to bring increased visitors to the city.
“The Liverpool Gin Distillery will add value to the city’s food and drink scene, engaging locals as well as providing another reason for people to visit Liverpool. It’s a hub for bar talent and we can help to develop a new generation of world-class mixologists from our purpose-built school.”
Tayburn concluded by confirming that the distillery is “one of many” projects Halewood would be working on this year.
“We are building an artisan whisky distillery in Edinburgh and our Hawkshead Brewery in Cumbria is about to open a new £3m brewery to cope with increased demand for its craft ales,” he said.
“We also have plans for a new type of spirits attraction in the South West.”
Source: Insider North West