Turncoat is an independent craft distillery based in the Baltic Triangle, owned and operated by the distillers. Our name comes from the founder turning coat from his own brewery he founded on Love Lane in 2010. The same passion and geekery for brewing has been brought over to distilling gin!
Our bar on the Albert Dock has its own house gin; Albert Dock Gin. This is distilled within the London Dry rules and has plenty of character from the kaffir lime leaves. It holds its own in a cocktail and pairs perfectly with tonic.
We’ve also just launched our new pink gin ‘Quisling’ in time for Valentine’s Day. A 40% gin rested on cherries and blackberries with no artificial flavourings or colourings — small batch, hand crafted and very lush.
Our independent and local roots have led us to collaborate with some great Liverpool names including Neptune Brewery with our Tidal Gin and Leaf on Bold St with our award winning Bold St. Chai Gin.
Also further afield we’ve colluded with Manchester’s Blackjack Brewery with our amazing Dragon Tears which is lightly spiced with notes of jasmine flower — the same flavour profile as BlackJack’s beer of the same name and one of our most popular gins in our Albert Dock Bar.
For summer daydreams, there’s Our Man In Sicily in all its lemony loveliness and distilled using the vapour method, gently steaming all the botanicals to ensure a smooth light gin.
Keep your eyes peeled for our seasonal ‘Orangery Gin’ distilled with botanicals grown in ‘The Botanical Garden’ bar. This is usually available around late March but we are very much reliant on mother nature for this one.