The gin movement is rising, with plenty of artisan distilleries popping up around the UK. One such brand is Liverpool Distillery, producing their very own organic gin. Based in Kirkdale, the organic gin has been produced by Liverpool based Belvedere pub landlord John O’Dowd in a joint venture with Liverpool Organic Brewery.
Back in the day, most cities produced their own gin, and Liverpool was no exception. Fast forward a few hundred years and you come across tastier products than the ‘home-made’ gins of yesteryear. Liverpool Distillery proves that times do change, and consumers attitudes do too, as organic produce is becoming more and more popular.
The botanicals within include liquorice, juniper, orange, lemon, cassia, angelica and cardoman, but how does it fare overall? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
Liverpool Organic – 42%
Dry herbal notes on the nose, with a slight liquorice and fennel mix creating a fresh hit. Citrus orange follows. Light and dry on the palate, dominant citrus base with a smooth, mouthwatering finish that controls a lingering sharpness.
A cracking gin to sip, but they have partnered with a well-known tonic to create a cracking summer serve –
50 ml Liverpool Gin
Top with Fever-Tree tonic water
Pour the Liverpool gin within an ice filled wine glass and slowly top with Fever-Tree tonic water. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.
If you’re a gin fan, this is one to experience. Although not readily available as of yet, once it starts to hit the shops and bars, I see the Merseysiders putting up a gin war. The north is catching up with the south when it comes to some crackers in the gin category!
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