York Gin Distillery - Theft
This was out statement in June 2022 after the distillery was broken into.
The York Gin Distillery at Poppleton has suffered a break-in.
Thankfully, no-one has been hurt.
But a very significant quantity of our gins has been stolen. The break-in happened over the weekend.
This means orders will be delayed for a little while as we work around the clock, making our gins, then bottling, labelling and packing them.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we get ourselves back up and running. Feel free to get in touch with any urgent questions.
We are working closely with the police to try to track down those responsible, and those profiting from this crime.
If you hear about any suspicious activity, anyone trying to sell York Gin, or have any information about this crime, please contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101. Crime number NYP270620220070
And to our fellow spirits makers - be vigilant! We’re the second North Yorkshire distillery to suffer a break-in recently.
In a statement, the company said:
“Following the break in at the distillery, we want to thank everyone for your messages of support and concern. We really do appreciate them.
“While it’s shocking to suffer a crime like this, thankfully no-one was hurt.
“And while a large quantity of gin was stolen, none of our equipment was damaged.
“So, the bad news is that we may run short of gin for a very short while.
“The good news is we can get back up and running quickly - making our gins, bottling, labelling and packing them. And getting bottles of our world-beating gins out to our wonderful customers.
“While we are upset and angry, we are strong, resilient and philosophical about what’s happened.
“We’ve already repaired the significant damage to the distillery, we have increased security - and we’re back making gin.
“York Gin makes some of the world’s best gins. A break in at our distillery doesn’t change that!
“And to our fellow spirits makers - be vigilant! We’re the second North Yorkshire distillery to suffer a break-in recently.”
We are working hard to replenish stocks and we are taking pre-orders now.