What did you do before becoming the distiller of Boothstown Gin?
I have been making Gin for years while I was running my own pub on the edge of Delamere forrest. I sold the pub just before lockdown but continued to run the brand in a limited state. After working a couple of jobs I was offered the lead distiller job at Boothstown Gin.
What is the story and inspiration behind Boothstown Gin?
Boothstown Gin was created in late 2019 as a USP for the Coal & Cotton pub where it is distilled. The gins are inspired by a locally famous botanist, Joseph Evans, who used to live in Boothstown. Joseph Evans would frequent the local pubs to offer advice and prescribe his own gin as a remedy.
Can you tell us more about your distillery, still, and distillation process?
We use a copper pot still, configured with an Appalachian style doubler or thumper if you will. This gives us the ability to distill different styles of gins and create smoother gins.
What is your ambition for Boothstown Gin in the years to come?
We would like to be known across the country for our gins and we have an ambition to export too.
What are your favourite ways to drink your gin?
A classic G&T or in a Tom Collins.
Desert Island Gins: Which 3 gins would you take with you (other than your own) and why?
Tim Smith - an American moonshiner turned legal distiller. He is probably forgotten more about making spirits than I will ever know. It was him that got me interested In making spirits.
What's next for you and Boothstown Gin - any exciting plans?
We a few new favours we have planned for this year!
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