We’re absolutely over the moon to announce that we have today launched our first ever spirit, Black Sheep Yorkshire Dry Gin!
Building on our six generations of brewing heritage, we are thrilled to be distilling our own gin here in our hometown of Masham. The 42 percent abv premium strength gin, which is single shot distilled in a copper alembic still over an open flame and bottled by hand in Masham, contains a blend of 14 carefully selected botanicals.
With a strong focus on citrus flavours, Black Sheep Yorkshire Dry Gin features a plethora of fruit botanicals including lemon, orange, apricot, elderberry and pomelo peel along with a touch of spice from pink peppercorns and in a nod to our brewing heritage, it’s finished with malt barley and lemondrop hops. It is an artisan Yorkshire take on the classic London dry gin style.
This exciting news marks a huge broadening of our drinks range following on from the launch of our first ever lager, 54° North back in 2017 and it is planned that the Yorkshire dry gin will be the first of a collection of spirits that we will produce.
Jo Theakston, Sales and Marketing Director here at the brewery can’t wait to get this into your hands! “The demand for authentic, premium drinks continues to grow and entering the spirits market is a natural progression for Black Sheep as our range of beers and lager have established a reputation for quality and authenticity – all things that are expected by the new generation of gin drinkers.
“The gin market is continuing to grow, and we strongly believe there is a place for Black Sheep spirits as consumers are looking for authentic, high quality, well-crafted products, which has been the cornerstone of our approach since we started brewing in 1992.”
Black Sheep Yorkshire Dry Gin will be available from our shop here at the brewery from the 28th September and is available to pre-order from our online shop now!