Liverpool is a bustling city with a vibrant culture and rich history. Historically, Liverpool was an important port which was a centre for migration and trade. This resulted in a multi-cultural city with links to the Americas, Africa and Asia.
It is, of course, rightly famous for being the birthplace of The Beatles, but any Liverpudlian will tell you there is a lot more for the city to be proud of, not least the many independent businesses. From distilleries to skincare, breweries to natural food, manufacturing to garment design, the city is still swinging!
We have put together a selection of local brands to give you a taste of what Liverpool has to offer.
Liverpool Gin Distillery is located in the heart of the city centre and it is here they craft and distill their range of gin expressions.
Liverpool Gin are part of the new wave of micro-distilleries across the country and their expressions are all made in their custom-built 600 litre copper still.
They have experimented with flavour and craft to develop their range of gins, all of which you can order online.
The Stoves factory is located just outside Liverpool, they have been manufacturing their a range of cookers, ovens and accessories on site since 1925. They were established in 1920 and they are celebrating their 100th birthday this year!
Over the decades they have continued to create innovate products including induction precision control knobs and one-piece hotplates.
All of their products are inspired by the original founding motivation, the love of food and cooking.
Funky Nut Co is a small business that was started in 2014 and they make a range of exciting nut butters and nut snacks.
Over the years they have developed new and innovative products from their snack range to their Peanut Flour. Their healthy snacks are vegetarian and vegan friendly and are packed with protein.
Visit their online shop to try their delicious nutty treats. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to use you Funky Nut products visit their blog and discover a range of incredible recipes to help you make some homemade treats.
Love Lane Brewing is located in a renovated rubber warehouse in the centre of the city’s Baltic Triangle district. The company originally started as a home brewing venture and with plenty hard work and delicious craft beers the company grew and grew.
Their beers take inspiration from the craft beer movement which started in the US. Their core beers, Love Lane Pale Ale and Love Lane Lager, and their limited edition brews make up their award winning range.
At their brewery on Bridgewater St they also have a Love Lane Brewery bar and kitchen. Although it is not possible to visit at the moment due to social distancing measures, you can still support the them by ordering beer directly from the brewery.
They donate 5% of all their profits to local mental health charities and you can buy their products on their website or at various local markets.
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