Getting into the spirit!

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This Christmas we’re really excited to announce the launch of our own private label gin, infused with distinctive locally sourced ingredients and distilled in North Yorkshire. Hand crafted in small batches, this artisan gin celebrates the very best of Weetons: independence, exceptional ingredients and with Yorkshire at its heart.

Weetons Yorkshire Gin is distilled exclusively for us by Yorkshire Dales Distillery, based at Catterick Garrison on the outskirts of Richmond. Owned and run by ex-army officer Tony Brotherton and his partner Sarah, this distillery was chosen for its fresh approach and commitment to sourcing excellent Yorkshire ingredients.

Although brewing and distilling has always been a passion for Tony, it is only now, following a successful career in the army, that he is able to fulfil his dream. With a busy family of 4 children aged between 7 and 15, he and his wife Sarah are juggling the company and family life as well as Tony’s MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. They were very keen to help us develop the Weetons Yorkshire Gin, appreciating the high standards and Yorkshire values of the company.

“When we were developing the gin for Weetons,” says Tony, “we wanted to balance a unique flavour with a recognisably classic gin whilst preserving the core values of Yorkshire Dales Distillery. I believe that the balance of botanicals produces a crisp and refreshing London Dry Gin which embodies the look and feel of Weetons: somewhere that you can really feel at home and be assured of superb quality.”

The water for the gin is sourced from the local River Swale and the added botanicals are Yorkshire redcurrants, heather flowers and honey with a twist of dried pink grapefruit, giving it a clean, fresh, sophisticated taste. Delicious served with high quality unflavoured tonic, the citrus notes of Weetons Yorkshire Gin are heightened with the addition of a twist of citrus peel; lemon or lime in the summer and perhaps orange or grapefruit in the winter. It is hand crafted in small batches of 30 bottles so don’t miss out on your chance to sample a real Yorkshire tipple.

Tony will be in store on Sunday 17 th December sampling the new gin so do come along and try it.

Call us on 01423 507100 today to reserve your bottle for Christmas!

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