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Halewood Wines and Spirits

In a little over 30 years, what is now Halewood International Holdings PLC has grown from a start-up company to become the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, with a turnover in excess of £270 million and employing more than 1,000 people worldwide.

The business was founded in 1978 by the late John Halewood, whose entrepreneurial vision drove the business continually forward, and whose family are continuing in that tradition.

The Halewood International portfolio covers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Within alcoholic drinks the company produces a range that encompasses all the major categories, including Spirits, Beer, Wine, Cider, Ready-to-Drink and Fortified Wine.

The underlying philosophy of the business has always been one of ‘Creative Independence’.

Not only has the Halewood International Group become a leading force in UK drinks production, distribution and innovation but it also has strategic strengths internationally, especially in Romania, South Africa, and China. With partnerships developing internationally and worldwide annual sales exceeding 20 million cases.

Established:1978
Address:The Sovereign Distillery
Wilson Road
Huyton Business Park
Liverpool
L36 6AD
Telephone:0151 480 8800
Website:https://www.halewood-int.com/

Halewood Wines and Spirits Brands:

Liverpool Dry Gin

Liverpool Gin is produced in limited, numbered batches at a site in Kirkdale, close to the former Bank Hall Distillery, which has provided much inspiration for the move into gin production. 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. Its creators have been working hard on creating eye-catching serving suggestions with accompaniments including watermelon, juniper berries, orange zest and mint leaves.

Belgravia London Dry Gin

Belgravia Gin is a traditional London Dry Gin that is easy to drink and bursting with original gin flavours. It is easily mixable and adds a kick to a variety of clear gin based cocktail, it is also wonderfully refreshing over ice. Smooth and full of delicious flavour and aromas. On the nose is alcohol with hints of pine (juniper) and citrus. On the palate there is juniper, peppery spice and citrus

Hogarth Gin

Over two centuries ago, Hogarth set standards of excellence which have stood the test of time to this day. This superlative London Gin is of a quality worthy of his name and is an original Lamb & Watt brand (Est 1847).

Whitley Neill

Inspired by Africa, Crafted in England. Created by Johnny Neill, a descendant of the Greenall distilling family, Whitley Neill Gin is distilled in very small batches in a 105 year old Copper pot still. It contains two very unique botanicals – the tangy citrus fruit of the iconic African Baobab tree and bitter-sweet, aromatic Cape Gooseberries. Multi-Award winning, Whitley Neill recently won Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2013, the Drinks Business Gin Masters Award 2013, and the Gin Trophy for the “World’s Best Gin” at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011. At a glance: An award winning handcrafted London Dry Gin of exceptional quality Softer than traditional gins Very smooth with rich juniper & citrus, pot pourri & exotic spices. The finish is long with a subtle fade of herbs, cocoa and candied lemon peels, while the nose is both citrusy sweet and peppery, with a distinctive floral aroma.

City of London Christopher Wren Gin

Christopher Wren Gin has been designed by expert Master Distiller Tom Nichol. This premium gin combines the subtle flavours of juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and sweet orange, to give a complex gin that balances quality and flavour. Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016.

City of London Dry Gin

City of London Dry Gin is dry and robust with juniper to the forefront and citrus notes, and has a finish which is smooth and medium bodied. The botanicals used are juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, fresh lemon, fresh orange and pink grapefruit.

City of London Old Tom Gin

City of London Old Tom Gin is considered to be an authentic Old Tom; the taste is lightly sweetened and combines a hint of warm spice flavour with lingering zesty citrus notes.

City of London Sloe Gin

The City of London Distillery's Sloe Gin's has a lovely deep red colour and has strength and depth in its fruity flavour. It has won several awards, including the IWC 2014 (International Wine and Spirits Competition) and a Gold medal in the Gin Masters 2014. The perfect tonic to after a bracing winter walk.

City of London Square Mile Gin

Historically, The Square Mile was brimming with distillers, with one in every five houses being either a distillery or bar. The Square Mile Gin from the City of London distillery is made using eight botanicals to create a "great citrus" flavour and "rounded" gin. The bottle is clear glass with a black map of The Square Mile embossed on the bottle.

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Liverpool Gin Distillery

Liverpool Gin Distillery is tucked away in an unassuming corner of one of the world’s great maritime cities, where they have been steadily building the foundations of a gin revolution in the city. They produce a premium organic product made from scratch using only certified organic botanicals, producing a highly distinctive, aromatic drink. Crystalline in appearance and luscious in body, it gives intense juniper and complex, well-balanced botanical flavour over a rich cereal note with a bright citrus finish. Towards the end of 2018 Liverpool Gin Distillery will open premises on Castle street in the city which will feature a gin lab, bartender school, two bars and a new distillery. Visitors will be able to select their own botanicals to distil a gin unique to them.

City of London Distillery

Possibly the only manufacturing business in the City of London.  Uniquely in London the distillery operates, behind security glass, in a cocktail bar staffed with friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. Gins: City of London Gin Square Mile Gin City of London Sloe etc. The City of London Distillery has a range of exciting gin experiences for visitors to enjoy: Distillery Tours Gin Flight Taster Tours Gin Lab Experience – distill your own gin Gin Experience for Groups - Gin Competition Those enjoying a Distillery Tour in the evening go on to a gin tasting Mid-day distillery tours take place on Monday to Fridays, each week (not Bank holidays), at 12:00 mid-day and last approximately 45 minutes. Evening distillery tours plus gin tasting take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings (not Bank Holidays) at 18:00 and last approximately 60 minutes. Booking is online up to 3 days in advance. For bookings within 3 days of the tour, please contact the venue cold@cityoflondondistillery.com