Tappers Gin

They’re a small independent family business with a passion for producing spirits that are genuinely and authentically made in the way that they are advertised. They’ve been handcrafting their own gin in small batches since early 2016 in their seaside hometown of West Kirby, Wirral.

They’re a small independent family business with a passion for producing spirits that are genuinely and authentically made in the way that they are advertised. They’ve been handcrafting their own gin in small batches since early 2016 in their seaside hometown of West Kirby, Wirral.

Provenance: their spirits are produced and bottled in West Kirby, Wirral

Small batch: they produce around 40 bottles per batch

Artisan: each bottle is individually filled, labelled and wax sealed by hand

There Master Compounder develops botanical recipes with ingredients inspired by Britain and their local coastal area. It took a year to develop the formula which became the basis of the recipe for their signature international award-winning Darkside Gin.

Springfever

Springfever is the Spring seasonal expression in the Tappers range. The term ‘spring fever’ is often used to describe feelings of restlessness and excitement which accompany a lift in spirits at the start of Springtime. Produced in small batches only when nature begins to flourish again after cold Wintertide, Springfever is a floral – but not flowery – gin.

Springfever gathers a bouquet of British favourites including gorse flowers, cowslip flowers, elderflowers, orange blossom and chamomile to deliver a sweet taste of Springtime. Floral on the nose with a silky smooth mouthfeel and full-bodied, rich notes.

There are eight botanicals in Springfever Gin including a seasonal selection of gorse flowers (delicately sweet), cowslip flowers (earthy), elderflowers (honey-rich), orange blossom (floral top-notes) and chamomile (smooth and apple-like) which combine to create a sweet, floral, gin reminiscent of a walk through the British countryside.

Darkside

Darkside is our signature gin and the first in the Tappers range. Darkside acquired the name from the affectionate term given to the Wirral Peninsula by nose baggers (an Edwardian term for day trippers) from Liverpool who venture over to the ‘dark side’ of the River Mersey to visit quaint seaside towns and villages. Darkside reflects local, good-natured, rivalry and doffs a hat to the region’s maritime history.

A delightfully pleasing mix of seaside botanicals, including red clover flowers and leaves, chickweed, and freshly foraged sea beet, is infused with five other valuable ingredients for an authentic taste of coastal Britain. Darkside has warming, herbal notes and is smooth and dry to finish.

There are eight botanicals in Darkside Gin including a unique range of coastal ingredients such as red clover (adding a honey-like sweetness), chickweed (for herbal undertones) and freshly foraged sea beet. We also use peppery and spicy black cardamom seeds, rather than the usual green cardamom, to add a little kick up front on the mouth!

Three Fine Days

Three Fine Days is the Summer seasonal expression in the Tappers range. Produced in small batches only when the rain is warmer than normal, Three Fine Days takes its name from the perceptive description of the Great British Summer which is said to consist of “Three Fine Days and a Thunderstorm”.

Three Fine Days brings together a medley of lemon peel, lemon verbena, lemon balm, grapefruit peel and hawthorn leaves to deliver a refreshing, mouth-watering twist on a classic citrus gin for Summertime. Citrus notes lead throughout with grapefruit and lemon lingering on the nose and palate. Sweet and zesty, with a delicate mouthfeel.

There are eight botanicals in Thee Fine Days Gin including a seasonal selection of lemon peel (sweet and warm), lemon verbena (deeply aromatic), lemon balm (light, delicate, citrus), grapefruit peel (tangy, sweet, citrus) and hawthorn leaves (sharp, tart) which combine to create a refreshing, citrus gin perfect for a long drink on a hot Summer’s day.

Tappers Gin