​Yorkshire gin map: distilleries and brands

Yorkshire gins and gin distilleries

Yorkshire gins are among the best in the world.

There are dozens of Yorkshire gin companies. 

So, which are the best Yorkshire gins?

Some Yorkshire gin companies like Masons, York Gin and Slingsby, are winning the highest international awards.

Yorkshire gin makers really are now some of the leading lights in the English craft gin industry and the world's premium gin industry.

For example, most gins in York Gin's range have won at least one gold medal at the world's top spirits competitions. 

York Gin's London DryOld Tom and Navy Strength are top classic gins, while the Flavoured Gins Collection features several top contemporary gins, including Mediterranean Lemon and Chocolate Orange. 

The gin scene in Yorkshire is certainly thriving – with enough going on for a gin lover from elsewhere to come here for a tour of several gin makers.

If you want to read more, or know someone who’d love to know more, try to get a copy of Fiona Lang’s excellent 2020 book, Yorkshire Gins. And take a look at our Yorkshire Gin Map - to see who's doing what, and where.

Gin shops too

The beautiful 16th Century York Gin shop in the historic centre of the city regularly appears on national TV and in newspapers and magazines. In the summer of 2022, it featured on Sky News, in the autumn it appeared in The Guardian newspaper, and in January 2023, the shop featured on the BBC Six O'Clock and Ten O'Clock News. As well as selling the full York Gin range and gifts, the shop hosts the critically-acclaimed York Gin Tasting Experience. If you're in York, you need to book a place - it's fun, fascinating ... and delicious!

Yorkshire tonics

Yorkshire also has two companies making tonic water:

Raisthorpe Yorkshire Tonic Waters. Instead of quinine, they use quassia – a South American botanical. Their tonics only include natural ingredients.

Gascoigne’s from Haworth in West Yorkshire have a large range of flavoured tonics including Blackcurrant & Liquorice, and Strawberry & Vanilla Sours

Yorkshire gin companies

City of York

York Gin

North Yorkshire

Captain Cook Distillery
A micro-distillery in the market town of Stokesley - near Captain Cook's childhood home.

Raisthorpe Manor
Distillers of gin, liqueurs, vodka, other spirits and tonics in Wharram.

Whitby Gin
This is a lovely little company making award-winning gins and with fantastic sustainable future plans.

Harrogate-based with a beautiful shop and gin school - have won lots of awards and are doing brilliantly.

Yorkshire Dales Distillery
Based in the market town of Richmond, this fabulous company has put social responsibility at its heart.

Harrogate Tipple
Has its HQ at the beautiful Ripley Castle Estate, Harrogate.

A real Yorkshire success story, its iconic range includes the award-winning Yorkshire Tea edition. Now based at Leeming Bar.

Rare Bird
This distillery is in Malton, the 'food capital' of Yorkshire. Has its own gin school and onsite shop.

Sing Gin
This is a family-run gin company from the village of Kettlesing, deep in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Downton Abbey
These official Downton Abbey gins are made by the Harrogate Tipple Company in Harrogate.

This distillery in Barton-le-Willow near Malton makes gin, liqueurs and other spirits. A relative old hand, established in 2002.

Spirit of Masham
This company runs a great gin experience as well as making their own gin. It grew out of the Corks and Cases wine merchants.

Cooper King
A self-built sustainable distillery at Sutton-on-the-Forest creating not only gin but also Yorkshire whisky.

A husband and wife team set this distillery up in Nidderdale. Another Yorkshire gin maker moving into whisky distilling.

Spirit of Swaledale
At over 1,000ft, the distillers at Greenses Farm, Upper Swaledale say they get a great view while making their gins.

Taplin & Mageean
This distillery occupies 200-year-old buildings on the platform of Leyburn station in the Dales.

J P Adlam
A tiny distillery in the Yorkshire Dales.

Black Sheep
The famous beer makers have recently started to market a London Dry gin.

Bar Walls
A small company whose gins are made by the Yorkshire Dales Distillery.

Cotton Gin
A gin made at the Otterbeck Distillery, an old cotton mill in the Yorkshire Dales.

Lickerish Tooth
A distillery in Lythe that was previously a metalworks. Its eye-catching products include Sheep's Eye Gin.

Priory Gin
A spirits company that also makes vodka and rum. Based on a farm between Tadcaster and Wetherby.

Yorkshire Explorer
Another gin company in the Yorkshire Dales.

West Yorkshire

Forged In Wakefield
This company makes a range of organic gins.

Crafty Fox
Made by the Harrison Distillery in Huddersfield.

Haworth Steam
Small batch distillery that also makes tonic water in the village made famous by the Bronte sisters.

Artful Pour
A company based near Leeds & Bradford airport.

Divine Gin
Award-winning company based in Last of the Summer Wine country, Holmfirth.

Speights Gin
An award-winning gin created in a garden shed distillery in Northowram.

Leeds Gin
Recently bought by True North Brew Co.

A gin company run by a mother and son team in Huddersfield.

White House Gin
A distillery on the banks of the River Wharfe in Otley.

South Yorkshire

Sir Robin of Locksley
Named after local folk hero, Robin Hood, this Sheffield distillery is a favourite among gin experts.

Sheffield Dry Gin
Owned by the True North Brewing Co who also own Leeds Gin.

Assay Gin
Made at the Commercial Inn in Sheffield's Chapeltown.

East Yorkshire

As well as distilling their own gins, they run an award-winning gin school in the centre of Hull. Also now in Leeds.

Humber Street
A pub with a gin distillery inside, in the Fruit Market area of Hull.

Northern Fox
Another Hull gin company whose range has won several international spirits medals.

King Billy
A company inspired by King William III - credited with introducing gin to England. Also make Beverley Gin.

Hooting Owl
Distillery based in an old coaching house in Barmby Moor. Make Evil Gins for York's Evil Eye gin shop.

Mill House
A company that makes Kingtree Gin based in Cottingham.

Cartwright and Butler
A luxury hamper and gift company who have moved into the gin trade. Make Afternoon Darjeeling Infused Parlour Gin.

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1st Oct 2021 York Gin

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