Steve and Sally are a married couple who live in Harrogate with their three children and Rex (the dog). Harrogate captured their hearts after a glamping trip in North Yorkshire, they popped into Harrogate for lunch and left knowing that's where their hearts and lives belonged! Less than a year later they moved their family and future to the city without knowing a soul!
Having worked in the media industry for years, they decided to make the most of living in this lovely town, by celebrating and sharing the surroundings and all it has to offer. They both enjoy a tipple or two, so it seemed like a good idea to mix business with pleasure.Â A chance encounter and a love and admiration for Ripley Castle Estate led to them to meet Sir Thomas Ingleby, at his home in the glorious Ripley Castle. The Ingleby family have lived in the castle for over 750 years and in days gone by produced their own alcohol for consumption on the Estate. Several meetings later and they have since opened up an incredible opportunity to create the most special distillery in the country.
Harrogate Tipple's distillerty is located at Ripley Castle Estate where they've not only created a distillery in the grounds â€“ theyâ€™ll also have a Gin School, where you can pick your own botanicals from the vast and well stocked gardens, as well as from the beautiful Victorian Hot Houses. Youâ€™ll then create your own recipe and take home a personalized bottle of Gin!
Harrogate Tipple have also recruited the legendary Mr Tom Nichol. Not only is he a very experienced Master Distiller but also an adorable Scotsman, the nicest man youâ€™ll meet!Â Last year he was honoured with a lifetime award by The Gin Guild â€“ they made testament to the contribution heâ€™d made to gin over 42 years in the drinks industry. Tom started his career in Whisky before working at Tanqueray overseeing the making of Tanqueray No.10 as well as others.
Harrogate Gin infuses fresh botanicals from Harlow Carr (the Royal Horticultural Societyâ€™s Garden, Harrogate) with Lavender, Pink Grapefruit and Harrogate Spring Water.
This is crisp yet gentle on the palate, with the zesty sweetness of pink grapefruit and a touch of lavender coming through on the finish. A new classic is born.
Serve up in a G&T with a pink grapefruit garnish.