Murphy’s Gin comes from fairly modest beginnings. Initially the personal passion of one brother with a background in chemistry, a wife who loves gin and a tiny 2 litre copper still. We have now grown into a small batch, artisanal distillery supplying exceptional products to some of the most highly rated restaurants and bars in the local area.
Like many Liverpool natives, our ancestry is traced back to Ireland. William Murphy, a young mariner, left Wexford harbour in 1889 with a dream of better life.
He arrived in Liverpool, which was then one of the greatest maritime cities on earth.
Fast forward 130 years and 4 generations later; and 3 brothers have now embarked on a different type of journey with Murphy’s Gin.
I am absolutely delighted to have the fabulous Murphy’s Gin Distillery on my doorstep. I had heard so much positive feedback about these incredible Gins so I decided to investigate further and try for myself so I purchased a beautiful Murphy’s Gin gift set comprising of three 5cl flavours in the range which are priced at £12.99 for the set and lucky for me free local delivery was included. . . . . All three gins are featured here shown in my photograph. Murphy’s original is a Classic London dry Gin (42% Abv) which is absolutely delicious and bursting with citrus flavour and has peppery notes in it too. This gin is amazing and works wonderfully well in cocktails too as it is such a smooth and versatile Gin. . . . Next up in the pack is the gorgeous Orange and Passionfruit Gin (42% Abv) a favourite of mine, so refreshing and light and a Gin that I really did not want to end. . . . Last and certainly by no means least is the gorgeous Pomegranate & Kaffir Lime (42% Abv) oh boy this Gin packs some punch but is equally refreshing and delicious. I Highly recommend trying these Gins with Natural or Mediterranean Tonic. All three are beautiful and flavoursome Gins. . . . A 70cl bottle of each flavour is priced around £29.99 and Murphy’s also have reasonably priced branded glassware (£5) I do love a branded glass. I will definitely be investing in more Murphy’s Gin it is sensational.
Murphy’s Gin, Liverpool is a fairly new brand of gin to come out of Liverpool in 2019. They have hit the market with a big bang and their Original gin has just won a London Spirits Competition (LSC) Silver award which is incredible considering how young this brand is. They have three gins in their range, the Original (Green Label); Pomegranate & Kaffir Lime (Red Label); & Orange and Passionfruit (Orange Label). Their gins are produced in small stills producing batches of only 50 bottles each.
My favourite of their gins is the Pomegranate and Kaffir Lime Gin – such a delicious, refreshing and easy to drink Gin that sings on the tongue. The lime and the pomegranate work well together to give you a zingy yet balanced flavour. The gin is smooth and gives a good mouth-feel.
The original Gin is my next in line and this is a great G&T gin, but holds its own in a good Martini. Smooth, but juniper-forward.
Piney Juniper is followed by the citrusy from grapefruit, with a bit of black pepper spiciness at the back.
The last flavour to hit the group and is my least favourite, but only because its not suited to my palate, is the Orange and Passionfruit Gin. This is quite bitter for me but I think its just because I am geared more towards the sweeter gin. I know that this is favourite amongst many friends so this is the fault of my palate rather than a fault of the gin. Their branding is really good, using environmentally friendly products where possible.
I love the glass and I am the proud owner of it. I have marked these guys 4 out of 5 for the price as they average around £33.95 (Master of Malt as of 20/07/20), a bottle but the bottle is only a 50cl.
Give this gin a go, you won’t be disappointed.