10 of the best Lancashire gins
PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 February 2020
Copyright: Peter Tankard
The gin bubble shows no sign of bursting, so pour yourself a glass of one of these local brews
Tinker Brook Gin, Oswaldtwistle
Named after the stream from where water is pulled to be used in the distillation process, this Lancashire Dry Gin and pear drop liqueur, both produced by Hoyle Bottom Spirits, celebate the county's heritage.
Goosnargh Gin, Forest of Bowland
From their stills Beatrice, Constance and Felicity, Rachel and Richard Trenchard have created a growing collection of internationally recognised gins that celebrate a connection with the countryside.
Black Powder Gin, Weeton
Distilled on the Preese Hall Estate, the Black Powder Gin family business began as a hobby making damson gin with fruit from the estate for gifts. It is now one of our most recognisable gin brands.
Blackpool Rock Gin, Blackpool
Inspired by the seaside, this small batch gin is blended with 10 botanicals and authentic Blackpool Rock to create this fun, contemporary product that showcases the popular resort.
Cuckoo Gin, Brindle
Inspired by the Brindle Cuckoo legend, this was the first of several craft gins from the Brindle Distillery team. They also run distillery tours and have won awards for the gins they make on the family farm,
Defiance Gin, Oldham
Using fresh, wild, foraged botanicals, Defiance Gin serves up distinctive and moreish flavours. They'll also help you create you own at the Defiance Distillery's Gin Academy.
Lytham Gin, Lytham
Chemistry graduate Sara Dewhurst turned to alchemy of a different kind when she started producing Lytham Gin. Now, she creates her wonderful range of gins including her Sandgrown Original infused with local marsh samphire.
Gin Ginnery, Bolton
Local ingredients, including allotment and foraged produce from the West Pennine Moors, are used to create this range of lovely infused gins. Rhubarb and ginger is a winner or add a splash of prosecco to their raspberry gin.
Batch Gin, Burnley
Distilled in small batches, production started in a small terraced house. Today Batch's several small batch gins have earned some of the industry's biggest accolades.
Bedrock Gin, Keswick
Working with a master distiller, company founder Vince Wilkins has created international award-winning gins distilled with botanicals in Cumbrian kiln-dried oak bark and spring water.