Distillery has teamed up with Hidden Liverpool for a good gin wag
Do you like gin? Do you like history old and new? Then walk this way my friend, because Murphy’s Distillery & Bar has teamed up with Hidden Liverpool to bring you a fascinating walking tour of the area around Liverpool’s North Docks.
The tour, hosted by Hidden Liverpool's Chris Cannon, will bring the rich history of the area to life and offer an intriguing insight into the amazing buildings and docklands that were once the envy of the world.
Walk in the famous footsteps of Bob Dylan, Sherlock Holmes, Captain America and the Peaky Blinders.
Tour participants will see where over one million Irish migrants arrived in Liverpool on the “coffin ships”; the remnants of the world-famous Liverpool Overhead Railway; and what is possibly the only remaining six-faced clock in the world. You will also get to walk in the famous footsteps of Bob Dylan, Sherlock Holmes, Captain America and the Peaky Blinders.
It’s been a gin-vincible start to the year for Murphy’s, as the distillery and bar in the Ten Streets district has also recently announced a new venture in Birkenhead. Working in partnership with Wirral Chamber, Murphy’s second bar will open at Woodside Ferry Village from 30 March.
“We are so excited to be part of the vision that will make this a real destination venue with amazing food, drink and entertainment. Not to mention the view,” said the Murphy's team.
“Aside from our fabulous range of Murphy’s gins, we will also be bringing you a special range of beers and ciders, as well as showcasing other local gins and beers throughout the year. It’s the new place to be and the start of something great on the Wirral.”
Murphy’s Gin comes from fairly modest beginnings. Initially the personal passion of one brother with a background in chemistry, a wife who loves gin and a tiny two litre copper still, the company has now grown into a small batch, artisanal distillery supplying products to some of the most highly rated restaurants and bars in the local area.
Like many Liverpool natives, the ancestry is traced back to Ireland. William Murphy, a young mariner, left Wexford harbour in 1889 with a dream of a better life in Liverpool. Fast forward 130 years and four generations later; and three brothers have now embarked on a different type of journey with Murphy’s Gin.
It's traditional for a distillery to name their most prize possessions – the stills. Murphy's have two traditional copper pot alembic stills named William and Bridget in honour of the courageous ancestors.
Murphy’s Original Gin is a classic London Dry Gin packed heavy with botanicals which gives it a robust and bold flavour profile. The catalogue also includes pomegranate and kaffir lime gin, orange and passionfruit gin, and special limited editions throughout the year.
As well as gin tasting events at the Ten Streets distillery, Murphy's has launched a series of gin cruises - a three-hour round trip from Stanley Dock to the Pier Head, Albert Dock and marina, all whilst enjoying locally produced tipples.
The gin and walking tour with Hidden Liverpool takes place on Sunday 24 April and Sunday 26 June. Tickets cost £20 per person, including the tour plus two G&Ts, and are available from Eventbrite.
Murphy’s Gin, 8 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7BX
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