York Gin wins two gold medals at the New York International Spirits Competition

York Gin has won two gold medals at the prestigious New York International Spirits Competition 2020.York Gin London Dry and York Gin Old Tom have both won the top award at the competition that attracted over 1,200 entries from around the world.It is the only spirits competition to be judged only by active buyers of spirits. The blind taste testing competition is now in its 11th year.A big win in the Big AppleYork Gin head distiller and co-founder Harry Cooke said: ‘It's fantastic that Old York's …
30th Aug 2020 York Gin

York Gin Outlaw face covers go on sale

We're now selling face coverings modelled on the 18th century highwayman Dick Turpin - who was executed in York.The black microfibre bandanas fit over the nose and mouth - just like Dick Turpin’s did as he tried to disguise himself while he robbed stagecoaches and stole horses.Turpin was hanged on the city’s Knavesmire field in 1739.The face covers have the word ‘Outlaw’ along with the York Gin logo on them. They can also be used as scarfs, headbands and wrist bands.York Gin Outlaw is our Navy S …
20th Jul 2020 York Gin

York Gin redesigns ancient puss and mew contraption to keep shop customers safe

We've redesigned an illegal 18th century vending machine to keep York Gin shop's customers safe from the coronavirus.The Puss & Mew vending machine (in the shape of a cat) first appeared on the side of a London house as a way to evade the Gin Act of 1736 (which tried stop the people drinking too much during the ‘Gin Craze’).A drinker asked if the ‘puss’ had any gin. If it ‘mewed’, they put a coin in its mouth - and the person inside the house would pour some gin that flowed from a pipe in its pa …
3rd Jul 2020 York Gin

Yorkshire gin review in the Yorkshire Post

The Yorkshire Post has published a major feature on the thriving Yorkshire gin industry.Why is Yorkshire gin so good?Greg Wright, the highly-acclaimed deputy business editor, was keen to understand why Yorkshire gins have become such world beaters in recent years - and what the future may hold for Yorkshire gin makers and gin distilleries.He quoted York Gin and the bigger and more established gin company, Masons, at length - both companies’ gin is made in Yorkshire. Several photos of our shop an …
10th Mar 2020 York Gin

York Gin shop bans modern Christmas hits

Bah humbug - Gin shop in Christmas city bans modern festive hitsA gin shop in one of Britain’s most Christmassy cities has banned modern Christmas songs.The York Gin shop has banned Mariah Carey, Wizzard, Slade, Wham! and even Cliff Richard, Shaky and The Wombles.Bosses say they’re doing it to help staff morale and customer satisfaction - and because modern songs sound weird in their 16th Century Tudor building.York was voted the UK's Most Festive City in 2017.York Gin Co-Director Emma Godivala …
12th Nov 2019 York Gin

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