ABOUT YORK GIN OUTLAW
York Gin Outlaw is inspired by our city’s villains, notably, Gunpowder Plotter, Guy Fawkes, highwayman Dick Turpin and ‘Yorkshire Witch’, Mary Bateman.
This 57% gin won a rare Double Gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, making it one of the best gins in the world. It also won Best English Navy at the World Gin Awards 2021.
Whisky drinkers and lovers of stronger gins particularly enjoy York Gin Outlaw.
With its stronger flavours and higher alcohol - drink York Gin Outlaw with ice, tonic ... and care.
'Struck us with its smoothness. Almost creamy, the gin has a particularly rounded feel.’ - The Independent
'This would make a lovely choice for autumnal or winter drinks.' - Gin Magazine
‘Literally classed as one of the best spirits in the world and I can see why.’ - Manchester Food Tourist
Gin & Tonic: York Gin Outlaw, quality Indian tonic, lots of ice. Garnish: Lime or grapefruit or even thyme.
Pepper Martini & soda: 50ml York Gin Outlaw, Ice cubes, black peppercorns, soda water to taste (from a splash to a long drink).
Gimlet: 50ml York Gin Outlaw, 30-50ml Rose’s Lime Cordial, dash of soda water (optional), fresh lime garnish.
Put all the ingredients (except the garnish) into a long glass over ice, stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh lime.
Nose: Warm, hints of floral and lemon top notes.
Palate: Dry, strongly juniper-led, balanced by floral notes and warm cardamom.
Finish: An earthy dryness of angelica, balanced with peppery tones.
Aftertaste: A complex & smooth finish, no one tone takes precedence.
Botanicals: Juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, cardamom, cinnamon bark, dried lemon peel, orris root, black pepper and grains of paradise.
More about York’s outlaws
Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament in 1605 - and his effigy is burned every 5th November for his troubles. He managed to throw himself off the scaffold and break his neck just before he was hanged, drawn and quartered. A resourceful product of St Peter’s School, York to the end (as a mark of respect to their old boy, the school refuses to burn a Guy on Plot Night). Childhood friend of Fawkes, John Wright, also attended St Peter’s and went on to enjoy a career as a Gunpowder Plotter. He also came to a sticky end in 1605 (shot dead).
Meanwhile, the terrifying 18th Century highwayman, horse thief and general, all-round baddie, Dick Turpin, was caught in York and hanged on the city’s Knavesmire for horse stealing - rather than the crimes which make him famous: ‘Your money or your life’ and all that.
The city has punished its poisoners and murderers, its heretics and thieves in a variety of gruesome ways. And it wasn't just the boys who felt the full force of the law.
Mary Bateman,‘The Yorkshire Witch’, was hanged in 1809 - as a notorious poisoner. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Broadingham was burned at the stake for ‘petty treason’ - conspiring to murder her husband in 1776 ... a touch harsh, even for the times.