Our Gin

Sing Gin

In The Beginning...

Our founder Ian installed a little copper pot still in his cellar, surrounded himself with botanicals and began experimenting. He started by recreating his favourite gins. After getting the hang of which botanicals worked best together, he developed a recipe that captured the spirit of his beloved Yorkshire Dales, and won his family’s approval too.

Crushed By Hand

The seven top quality botanicals in our gin include juniper, mint, orange peel and flax. Flax was chosen for its provenance and historical significance as an old Yorkshire crop. We crush the botanicals by hand at home in Kettlesing. Many other gins use whole botanicals. But by extracting the oils in this way, we achieve a signature strength of flavour and aroma.

A Little Help From Our Friends

You can’t always do everything yourself. To help us achieve the finest quality gin, we work with eighth-generation master distiller Charles Maxwell. One of the world’s most respected distillers, Charles helps us produce gin to the sky-high standards we always dreamed of.

Made In Small Batches

Under Charles Maxwell’s watchful eye, we leave the botanicals to steep overnight inside a stainless steel still called Tom Thumb. Then we distil the fermented grape and botanicals in 300-litre batches. Small batches offer higher quality control. Five hours later, we have our beautiful gin.

Grape Over Grain

We craft Sing from the grape rather than the grain. It delivers a fruitiness and a silky smoothness that, in our opinion, grain can’t quite match. Grape was also used to make the world’s very first juniper spirits back in the 13th century.