Whittaker's Gin is a family business run by Jane & Toby Whittaker from Harewell House Farm in the heart of Nidderdale in North Yorkshire. They are passionate about Yorkshire and where they live and about the amazing local produce which they are so proud to be part of.
The distillery is an old agricultural building which they refurbished. Toby and Jane did a lot of the work themselves with help from some amazing local tradespeople. It is all fairly basic but very functional and this is where all the magic happens.
Their aim is to produce an artisan small batch, handcrafted spirit which reflects the Yorkshire countryside in a bottle.
Their still, which is called Jezebel is named after their daughters Jessica and Isabella. They also have her sister, Jezebel 2, which is now in operation as well. They are 100 litre stills imported from Bourbon Country in Kentucky from a well-known USA supplier Hill Billy Stills. They are both hand crafted with stainless steel boilers and beautiful copper arms.
After distillation, all their gins are diluted using the natural Harewell water source to bring the ABV to 42% and left to settle and let the essential oils marry together before being hand bottled, batch numbered and labelled producing a truly authentic handmade gin.
Whittaker’s gin is predominantly Juniper mixed with Coriander and Angelica Root. Bilberries (formerly known as Whortleberries) bring sharpness, complementing 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. Great as a G&T with a large sprig of fresh thyme.
Juniper berries, bog myrtle, coriander seeds, angelica root, bilberries, hawthorn berries, thyme.
Premium tonic garnished with a fresh thyme sprig.
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Name Whittaker's Gin Country England Region Harrogate North Yorkshire ABV% 42% Size 700ml Dietary Information No