Drinks maker and distributor Halewood Wines & Spirits has agreed a 20-year lease on 7,800 sq ft at 52-54 Castle Street in the city centre, for a Liverpool Gin distillery, two bars, gin lab and bartender school.
The deal was secured at the three-storey grade two-listed building by Hitchcock Wright & Partners on behalf of landlord Cityscapes. The facility is expected to open towards the end of 2018.
John Barker, partner at Hitchcock Wright, said: “We are delighted to secure this deal with Halewood Wines & Spirits and introduce this exciting new distillery to Liverpool city centre. Castle Street is a thriving food and drink destination and a great fit for Liverpool Gin– a brand which is already well established in the city.”
Lee Tayburn, operations director of Halewood Wines & Spirits, added: “Liverpool Gin is one the city’s most well-loved premium brands and the new distillery, right in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling food and drink hub, will provide an accessible interactive experience which will appeal to both locals and visitors alike.”
Based in Huyton, Halewood’s stable of drinks brands includes Crabbies, Lambrini, Red Square and Pogues Irish Whiskey.