There is a Gin Distillery in Liverpool – but as far as I know no whisky or rum is made there.
This pair of plainly – yet strikingly bold – labelled bottles would therefore be sourced spirits for the Liverpool brand who are in turn part of Halewood International.
The simple design appealed to me – along with the high age statements – so a couple of miniatures were ordered – via Just Miniatures.
Liverpool Whisky, 12 Year Old, Small Batch, Single Malt, 46%
The whisky is light brown in colour with viscous legs.
A honeyed nose redolent of sweet summer fruits greeted me.
Soft, easy & inviting.
Quite a spirity little number – but possessing a decent depth of flavour & a lovely prickly spice on the finish.
A very nice single malt indeed.
Liverpool Rum, 16 Year Old, Small Batch, Single Cask, 43%
A deep golden brown – also with viscous legs.
Sweet caramelly nose with a hint of funk peeking through.
The palate was gentle & smooth. Layers of dark demerara coated the mouth before a growing oaky woodiness added drying tannic spice on the finish.
These are both fine spirits.
You may not know who or where they were distilled – but they are certainly enjoyable to encounter!