The first gin made in Hull is now on sale

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 May 2018

Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery has launched a unique new spirit – the first to be produced in Hull in living memory.

Humber Street Distillery Co is the only bar in Yorkshire with its own in-house distillery and is also Hull’s first licensed distillery in decades.

The unique Spirit of Hull gin has been inspired by the reinvention of the city’s Fruit Marketquarter.

The new gin was lanched at a VIP evening where guests were the first to taste the fruit flavoured tipple and raise a glass to the “Spirit of Hull”.

Humber Street Distillery launches homemade Spirit Of Hull gin

Owners of the bar, Lee Kirman and Charlotte Bailey, teamed up with master distiller Jamie Baxter to make the most of gin’s growing popularity.

Mr Kirman said: “We’re really excited that the gin still is up and running and we’ve brought a long-lost art back to Hull.”

The bar opened in 2017 and Mr Kirman thinks it is going well.

The Lola Grace still

He said: “The bar opened just over a year ago and has been a great success. Now the launch of the still and our own unique, home-produced gin is a dream come true for us.”

Master distiller Jamie Baxter advised the bar’s owners throughout the project, having created 18 still gins over the past 12 years.

He said: “The still is stunningly beautiful and makes Humber Street Distillery a real destination. I think people will love visiting the bar to see the still and, of course, enjoy the gin it produces.”

Mr Baxter thinks the fact the gin completely handmade is what gives it such a unique taste.

He said: “There’s no computer controlling this still. Everything is done by hand, by taste, by touch and by listening to the sounds the still makes.

"The gin it produces is lovingly created. It’s an artisan, handmade product that is uniquely local and people love that.”

Humber Street Distillery launches homemade Spirit Of Hull gin

Visitors to the bar can try unique cocktails using the Spirit of Hull gin, as well as see the distilling process first hand from their seats.

Humber Street Distillery is open noon to 11pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.

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