Our aim was to produce an artisan small batch, handcrafted spirit which reflects the Yorkshire countryside in a bottle which is reflected in our now international award winning Original Gin. This is predominantly Juniper, Coriander and Angelica Root. Our signature botanicals are Bilberries (formerly known as Whortleberries) bring sharpness, complimenting the Juniper berries keeping the gin character intact. Hawthorne berries, which grow on the beautiful hardy trees and hedgerows throughout the countryside, bring background sweetness. Bog Myrtle grows on the stunning Yorkshire moors and has a spicy aroma and tastes both bitter and balsamic at the same time (rich like vanilla).
Some breweries still use Bog Myrtle to produce sweet heather ale and in medieval times, it was used as an alternative to hops. We also use garden thyme which is picked fresh from our garden on the morning of the distillation which sits in the gin basket just above the still to keep the flavour subtle. Also added is fresh lemon peel. This gin has recently won Best International Gin and a Double Gold Medal at the American Distilling Institute Awards and also won a silver IWSC back in 2016.