A GIN-making family from the Black Country are set to open their first bar at the Waterfront.

The team behind Netherton-based Dr Eamers' Emporium will open their debut bar next month, only two years after setting up their own distillery where they craft award-winning gins and liqueurs.

Jordan Lunn, who runs the distillery along with his family, explained how opening the bar was the next step for the family-run operation, which has distilled and brewed for generations.

Jordan said: “We have a family history of brewing and distilling, my great uncle was a distiller and great grandfather was a brewer. I also lived in pubs growing up.

“It’s been around the family forever, so it’s been born out of that.

He started out home brewing and experimenting with distillation, before setting up a pop-up bar from a vintage caravan with his wife Lorna where they sold their gin creations, building a cult following across the Black Country.

He added: “Gin became really popular and suddenly we become everyone’s best friend."

The company has now expanded and produces eight styles of gin from their distillery in Netherton.

The bar, which will be officially launched on October 14 by the Mayor of Dudley, will blend old and new, says Jordan, thanks to a statement bar crafted out of recycled copper for an industrial vibe.

It will also pay homage to Black Country culture, as the family live in Rowley Regis and the distillery is based in Netherton.

He said: “We are Black Country born and bred so we wanted to set up here and bring a city centre experience to this area.”

Alongside serving the family's award-winning gins, the bar will also serve locally produced real ales, craft beer, cocktails and Black Country tapas, featuring pork scratchings, chutneys and cobs.

Gin will also be distilled on site in a 100 litre copper pot, known as Doris, in honour of Jordan’s great-grandmother.

Tasting events, demonstrations and classes will also be held at the bar.

Dr Eamers' Distillery Bar is expected to create ten jobs and is one of a number of new establishments set to open at the Waterfront.