Having only launched a couple of weeks ago, we were dead chuffed to be asked to showcase our new Yorkshire Lass’ Gin at Wright Wine & Whiskey’s #SkiptonGinFest2017 on Sunday 11th June.
It was a privilege (and a bit daunting) to be amongst some of the most well-established and well-respected small batch gins on the market from Masons to Brockman’s.
Our founder Sam is a real gin lover but knew nothing about distilling it until she decided to follow her dream of launching her own gin brand a year ago. Working with one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious distilleries, she spent months perfecting a recipe which she felt filled a gap in the market for a traditional, simple gin with a citrus kick but a super smooth finish.
Since developing and launching the gin, it’s been amazing to see friends’, customers’, and stockists’ reactions to how good it tastes but she was much more apprehensive about what the verdict of the connoisseurs at Wright Wine’s Gin Festival would be, especially when they were directly comparing it with some amazing competitors. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t do some taste testing of our own on the night and it was a tough choice!
Ticket holders were asked to vote for their favourite gin at the end of the day and we were over the moon to find out we came second to the amazing Cuckoo Gin!!! People told us that they not only loved the taste but also the bottle, the branding, and our story.
Want to try our Yorkshire Lass’ Gin? Check out the stockists we’ve secured so far on our website, or pop into Wright Wine & Whisky in Skipton and they’ll sort you out with a wee tipple. Or get in touch if you’d like to be our next stockist!