N/Q LONDON DRY GIN, the first spirit product from the newly formed Northern Quarter Liquor Company, launches across Manchester this week. The gin, comprised of juniper and citrus flavours made with ten botanicals including grapefruit, sweet orange, lemon and green cardamom, will be available from various independent outlets and food halls across the city centre and beyond, as well as direct from the company’s website.
The Northern Quarter Liquor Co. is the brainchild of Paul Greetham, the founder of Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co., an award-winning craft brewery based in the Green Quarter.
“I’ve always been inspired by the vibrancy, youthfulness and individuality of the Northern Quarter. In addition to the brewery, I also opened the Beatnikz Republic NQ Bar the corner of Tariff and Dale Street on in 2018 so I’m able to really understand the style and culture of the area – comtempory, modern and always evolving. We want the Northern Quarter Liquor Co. to be known as the alternative indie liquor from Manchester. Our branding is modern and bold, which perfectly fits the Northern Quarter ethos of confidence, ambition and creativity – our gin is a tribute to such a hugely iconic area of the city.”
N/Q LONDON DRY GIN is made in small batches here in Manchester, from a single copper still. It costs £36.95 for a 70cl bottle direct from the company’s website or people can buy it from one of the following venues across the city centre and wider Greater Manchester area:
- Ancoats General Store
- Media City General Store
- Deansgate General Store
- Stretford Food Hall
- Sale Food Hall
- Epicurean Ancoats
- Hops & Boogie Sale
- Artichoke Chester
- Beatnikz Republic Bar NQ
- Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. (taproom)
- Crown & Anchor
- City Arms
- Proof Chorlton
- Gnome & Away Chester
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to develop the product and brand to create a gin that genuinely tastes amazing, and we’re confident that N/Q LONDON DRY GIN will appeal equally to those who are already gin lovers, and new customers who are looking to expand their palates and discover new flavour experiences.
N/Q LONDON DRY GIN is just the beginning for us. We plan to release a range of different drinks, including an N/Q JAMAICAN FUNK RUM which is inspired by Jamaican rum tradition. Next will be our N/Q SINGLE GRAIN VODKA, which is a full bodied, smooth and slightly sweet vodka, perfect for cocktails. We’re also planning to create innovative canned cocktails as well as hard seltzers for the summer. We’re only a small local indie business, but we think we can create drinks that people will love.”