Liverpool Gin is a premium organic product made from scratch using only pure certified organic botanical, producing a highly distinctive, aromatic drink.

The brainchild of Liverpool Organic Brewery Managing Director Mark Hensby and John O’Dowd, landlord of the city’s Belvedere pub, it has already become a popular choice after less than a year of production.

Liverpool Gin is produced in limited, numbered batches at a site close to the former Bank Hall Distillery.

John O’Dowd said: “The unique blend of botanicals and grain spirit that combines to make our gin have been landed for centuries on Liverpool’s bustling quayside. In its prime as the world’s largest port, Liverpool had its own gin like London, Bristol and Plymouth, but over the years that became extinct.

“We felt inspired to revive Liverpool’s tradition of gin production and after some research, we discovered the original distillery was in Bank Hall, which just added to our enthusiasm. Our fruity, aromatic recipe also resembles that of the original gin made in the area.”

Ingredients such as the finest coriander, angelica, citrus and handpicked juniper berries result in a gin with a well-balanced nose, complex flavours and a long finish. Crystalline in appearance and luscious in body, Liverpool Gin is said to give intense juniper and complex, well-balanced botanical flavour over a rich cereal note with a bright citrus finish.

The company was founded following a year’s research and development and its creators have been working hard on creating eye-catching serving suggestions.

Mr O’Dowd said: “We tried and tested lots of different ways to serve it, but our favourites have proven to be with Fevertree tonic tonic, in music: see harmony; key; scale; tonality.  water, chunks of watermelon watermelon, plant (Citrullus vulgaris) of the family Curcurbitaceae (gourd family) native to Africa and introduced to America by Africans transported as slaves. Watermelons are now extensively cultivated in the United States and are popular also in S Russia.  and a sprinkling of juniper berries, or alternatively juniper berries with zest of an orange with ripped mint leaves.

“We’re working on cocktails too and have been trying them out in the Belvedere in what we like to call our ‘gin-nasium’. We’ve certainly not been short of willing testers.”

Liverpool Gin is currently being served at venues across Merseyside and is available to buy online at