Welcome to Aintree Gin
About Aintree Gin
Aintree Gin is a refreshing new colourful brand here to finally shake up the gin market. Founded in 2019 by Aintree born and bred business partners Sean Roche and Paul Laing.
Aintree Gins distillery is located a five minute walk from the world famous Aintree Race Course. The Grand National is the worlds most popular horse race event, the spectacle known for its adrenalin fuelled atmosphere has been hosted in Aintree for an astonishing 181 years. The world famous race is watched live by 600 - 700 million people world wide in over 140 countries. Our colourful branding perfectly captures the connection to the historic event with a modern flamboyant twist.
Aintree Gin London Dry is truly a creation of Merseyside’s heritage. Our master distiller continues to build on 3 generations of forebears who were distilling in Hill Street, Toxteth, Liverpool from 1809. Our unique recipe contains 15 botanicals creating a rich and complex gin with peppery spice notes and a smooth refreshing sweetness.
We wanted to create a brand that reflected this exciting time of the year when our city comes alive for "The Grand National Event”. Most of the team are from Aintree (or very close), so we can all relate to our brand personally and this has created a passion and a fantastic buzz around the distillery.
Aintree Gin successfully Launched our product in January 2020 to local bars and restaurants in Liverpool. Within 8 weeks of trading we where stocked in 30 venues in the North West. Once lockdown on the horizon the team quickly set up an online shop and adapted our small production line to make hand sanitiser and during sanitiser shortages we donated over 3000 litres to front line workers in hospitals, care homes, emergency services. Our work has created very good publicity for our brand. The publicity has lead to more recently we have been nominated for the Community Impact Award with Downtown business.
Visus change in plans
The virus outbreak resulted in the cancellation of all of Aintree Gins Grand National events, including working with bars, restaurants , hotels and an Aintree Gin Cocktail bar outside the race course.
With excessive stocks of ethanol (pure alcohol) and reflecting on the situation we figured out how we can help. After deciding we could deliver maximum Impact by addressing the nationwide shortages of hand sanitiser. We have converted our production line to produce Antibacterial sanitiser spray.
Our team are fully committed to the challenge and have agreed to working rota hours in 24 hour shifts thus increasing production capacity by 300%.