About us

York Gin: Built on Excellence, Honesty and Kindness

York Gin is a small independent distillery using traditional and sustainable methods to make some of the world's best gins. The award-winning York Gin shop is in a beautiful 16th Century building in central York.

The idea for York Gin began in one of York's independent pubs, The Swan, between a group of friends and the landlord.

Since its launch in 2018, York Gin has won multiple gold medals at the world's top spirits competitions.

Our guiding principles are Excellence, Honesty and Kindness.
Everything we do and make is of the highest quality, we are open and honest, and we show the greatest respect to people and planet.

Powered by green energy, plastic free and sending zero waste to landfill, we are a Living Wage employer and support local charities and good causes.
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Gin-making Excellence

We are inspired by York's incredible 2,000-year history and English gin-making's centuries of traditions. Our motto is 'History in the Tasting'.

We use only the very finest, ethically-sourced ingredients, and we buy local when we possibly can.

Our expert distillers are among the best in the business, regularly winning top awards, including Distillery of the Year in 2021. We really do make some of the best gins around!
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Kindness to People and Planet

Sustainability and responsibility are at the heart of everything we do.

From the outset, the distillery has been powered by 100% green energy and we drive electric and hybrid vehicles. Moves to reduce our carbon footprint include investing in Yorkshire-made bottles and ensuring our neutral grain spirit is made in Yorkshire from grain that's grown on Yorkshire farms.

And from paying the Living Wage to supporting local charities and community groups, York Gin continues to be true to our values of treating the planet, our people, partners and community with the utmost respect and kindness.

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