Forgan Distillery near Southport is launching an exciting new product. 

The business, based in Banks, already produces a range of top quality gins, dark rums and whiskeys, which it distills and produces in a painstaking process from grain to glass. 

Now Forgan Distillery is excited to launch a unique new whiskey which is made to a traditional USA Southern States recipe. 

Owner Philip Robbins said: “We’re distilling and launching our new White Dog product.  It’s a small batch of unaged whiskey. 

“It’s our corn whiskey, exactly the same except we’re bottling and not barrelling it so there’s no aging. People also call it Moonshine! 

“It will be available as a 200ml bottle number matched with a 700ml bottle of the aged whiskey when that’s ready or as a stand alone 700ml bottle.  All bottles are individually hand numbered. 

“It’s a true moonshine and we’re the UK’s only producer.”

The new White Dog bottles will be available from and from selected local stockists including Churchtown Deli, on Botanic Road in Churchtown in Southport.
Churchtown Deli also stocks other Forgan Distillery products. 

The new White Dog whiskey from Forgan Distillery in Banks near Southport

Forgan Distillery makes top quality gin, whiskey and dark rum using ingredients grown in the local area.

The firm, based in the coastal village of Banks, near Southport, provides specially crafted products for those who enjoy what they savour.

Philip Robbins gave up his career in electro mechanical engineering and IT to pursue his passion.

Learning about his craft and earning his rare Distiller’s Licence took Philip a year while his bottles take several weeks to make.

They include: Refreshingly Modern Forgan 42 gin (42%) – a silver medal winner at the London Spirit Award; Forgan PINK Hibiscus Rose & Apple Gin (42%); Forgan Heather & Vanilla Gin (42%); Forgan Corn Whiskey Single Grain, Single Cask (48%); Forgan Dark Rum (46%); Forgan 74 gin (74%); and Forgan 80 gin (80%).

The Forgan traditional English dark rum takes eight weeks to ferment.

The Forgan Corn Whiskey has its roots back in the 1990s, when Philip spent some time in the USA – although some of its taste is much closer to home.

Philip said: “I use local produce for my Corn Whiskey. The corn for it grows on the other side of my fence in Banks!

“I am not allowed to call it Bourbon, because it is not made in the US, but it is made to a traditional USA Southern States Bourbon recipe and has a very similar taste.”

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