Several weeks into the never ending lockdown and our mission to find good food and drink to take our mind of things continues. One local indie brand that caught our eye recently is Liquor Studio.
From the brains that gave us Hedonist Bar on Lower Briggate, this micro-distillery and gin school located just above their award-winning bar knocked us for dead when we dropped in back in February.
Like so many other businesses, Liquor Studio have had to adapt since you know what put life as we know it on pause. So, whilst gin school may be well and truly out for the summer, they’ve designed an ingenious delivery service so that you can enjoy their exceptional gin at home.
We were kindly sent a bottle of made to order GinSolation Gin (40%), which can be delivered to your door safely within 48 hours. The concept is simple. Pick up to three flavours from the online GinSolation page, name your gin and place your order.
The Liquor Studio team will then get to work creating your personalised 50cl bottle of gin, which is hand dipped for a wax seal finish. Your recipe will be kept on file should you wish to order again at a later date. Mixing up Black Pepper, Ginger and citrusy Yorkshire Tea flavours, my unique ‘Mother’s Ruined’ bottle arrived swiftly with a handy cocktail recipe designed to elevate the gin.
Crafted by experts, I wasn’t surprised to find that this gin was more refined than the gin I made myself in their studio (which was actually pretty darn good for a first attempt). GinSolation Gin costs just £19.99 and makes for an excellent gift, be it for a birthday, anniversary or just to yourself for remaining sane through grim times.
Liquor Studio Headliner Festival Packs
If you happen to be one of the many music lovers left feeling somewhat short-changed in 2020, then the Headliner Festival Pack should hit all the right notes. Created to bring that festival feeling to your balcony or back garden (minus the mud, bad smells and rubbish), each pack contains everything you need to get creative and craft your own cocktails.
Each cocktail is broken down into separately packaged ingredients which you use to mix your cocktail alongside a step by step recipe card. The festival element comes in with the Headliner playlist which is accessed through a Spotify scan code within the pack; the eclectic playlist is made up of some of team Liquor Studios favourite acts throughout the years with new tracks added on a regular basis (Hedonist Bar boozers will know they have impeccable taste).
Each Festival Pack contains ingredients for the following cocktails and costs £49.99: 2x Peach Negronis, 2x Studio 75’s, 2x Field Day Gimlet and 4x G&T’S. Each ingredient is packaged in glass bottles and garnishes are included too; all you need is a glass and some ice.
Headliner Festival Packs currently Leeds postcodes only – next day delivery available if ordered before 3pm.
Ginsolation Gin (40%) 50cl Bottle – £19.99 (Free delivery to LS postcodes, UK P&P available). Add 6 bottles of the London Essence Co tonic/soda range for £24.99.