While they might be better known for their wacky bottles of spirits (chocolate gin, anyone?), Zymurgorium is taking on a new entreprise.
Opening in the basement of Old Granada Studios (once the home of Coronation Street), Project Halcyon Distillery is a slick industrial bar putting an emphasis on live music, independent producers, and cool cocktails. The brand has transformed the lower level of The Bonded Warehouse into a luxe drinking den, with steel piping adjacent to a velvet bar and plush leather high stools. As well as using their own blends, the bar will be muddling with little known brands (including a navy-strength take on the martini) and holding masterclasses and spirit tastings.
That's not the only trick this sexy space has up its sleeves; customers will be able to participate in a 'store and pour' concept - purchase a bottle from their collection and keep it there for returning visits.