Building work on the new £1 million Liverpool Gin Distillery on Castle Street is set to begin today (28 August).
The venue will include two bars and a specially designed ‘Gin Lab’ where visitors can have a go at making the popular spirit themselves.
The city centre distillery is being opened by Halewood Wines & Spirits for its Liverpool Gin brand and will include a bartender school.
Guests will also be able to see Liverpool Gin being made in a 600-litre working copper still.
Contractors, Medlock FRB Ltd from Oldham will be on site on today and the firm is expected to finish in time for a November launch.
Emily Kelly, general manager at Liverpool Gin Distillery (pictured), says: “This is such an exciting time. We can’t wait to get to work on the distillery and see it all coming together.
“We’re delighted to be offering lots of employment opportunities in the city and are now in the process of training staff to offer a first-class experience for locals and visitors alike.
“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.”
Liverpool Gin is part of Huyton-headquartered Halewood Wines & Spirits, the firm’s other brands include The Pogues Irish Whiskey, Red Square and Lambrini.