York Gin is our classic dry gin - the original gin from the York Gin Company

The recipe uses the London dry method - using distilled spirit with all the botanicals involved in the distillation in our beautiful copper still, Ebor named after the Roman name for York, Eboracum. Nothing is added after distillation except water.

York Gin has nine botanicals - juniper, coriander, cinnamon, orris root, angelica, cardamom, black pepper, lemon peel and grains of paradise.

All of these would have been available on the spice route in the 18th century.

While we have used traditional methods and traditional ingredients, York Gin is all about getting the perfect balance of flavours. We wanted York Gin to be smooth enough to drink neat. And after countless efforts, we found the recipe.

York Gin was awarded a Silver Medal in the Spirits Business Gin Masters 2018, and was shortlisted for three awards at the Gin Awards 2018.


Tasting notes

ABV:         42.5

NOSE:-     Harmonious, warm, hints of floral top notes

PALATE:-   Dry, juniper led, balanced by floral notes and warm cardamom. A gentle citrus edge complemented by spiciness of coriander.

FINISH:-     An earthy dryness of angelica, balanced with peppery tones.

AFTERTASTE:-    A complex and smooth finish, no one tone takes precedent.



Perfect Serve

G&T: We recommend a classic lemon peel and a light, quality tonic, and a good quality solid glass.

Other options are citrus / sour notes - lime or grapefruit or even thyme.

Dry / savoury or sour complement York Gin best. 

Also just a simple block of ice and a few juniper berries or peppercorns.

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Expert review

York Gin featured on the prestigious London Gin Club’s summer tasting menu 2018. 

‘This is a most satisfying dry gin – an excellent sipping gin, easy drinking on ice it also makes a great gin and tonic which we garnish with a rhubarb slice.

‘So raise your glass to Rutterkin, the black cat and swaggering gallant who adorns the bottles of York Gin. We most wholeheartedly welcome him onto our shelves and onto our latest tasting menus at the London Gin Club.’

We’re particularly chuffed that the York Gin cat Rutterkin gets a mention. We think you’ll be seeing more of him soon.

Read the full review from the London Gin Club 

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Our other gins

York Gin Cocoa

York Gin Roman Fruit