Two day salute to a drop of the hard stuff

LIVERPOOL'S first-ever spirits festival, dedicated to all things distillation, is coming to Constellations.

Taking place on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March, the event will showcase more than 100 brands including complex gins, rums, whiskies and vodka.

The event was born out of a collaboration between some of the most knowledgeable drinks experts from Merseyside and beyond, it says here.

Hosts for Spirits Festival include Tom Mills, founder of Malt of The Earth Whisky Co, Paul Murphy, of Fenwick Street’s Whisky Business, and Paul Seiffert, the brains behind the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo and the Baltic Triangle’s specialist craft beer and meat bar, Black Lodge.  

Between them, they’ll be presenting a two-day insight into the world of distilled spirits and offering samples of everything from the finer points of modern American whiskey to the berry-infused botanicals of British gins.

“We’re huge fans of all kinds of different spirits, and we’re looking forward to showcasing them all under one roof,” says Tom Mills.  

“There’s currently a big renaissance in creative spirit production and this is an exciting opportunity to taste some of the most interesting modern spirits and meet their makers – we’re lucky to be bringing them all together for this special event.”

The Spirits Festival also includes masterclasses from drinks experts, cocktail workshops and exclusive previews of new Liverpool city distillery.

Tickets are available now from and include entry, a souvenir tasting glass and water bottle plus unlimited sampling opportunities.