Like most of the good things in life, the spark to give life to an Organic Gin was born from a woman, with a little help from a man.
Victoria and Gary had long dreamt of abandoning their dreary day jobs to create the perfect Yorkshire tipple, but the challenges that lay ahead of them seemed insurmountable.
After wrestling for a full year with the seemingly endless bureaucracy dreamt up by the Government, whilst at the same time learning the centuries old art of making Gin, Victoria and Gary finally blessed organic alcohol with botanicals from every corner of the globe in January 2019.
They still have those dreary jobs and continue the battle with bureaucracy, but they wouldn’t change a single thing! Every setback (Gary’s near fatal accident) has been met with tenacity, every success (securing organic certification) a welcome relief.
Whilst the big brands continue their faceless media assault on your phone and TV, Victoria and Gary work hard to stick to their core values of making the best gin they can for you, each bottle made with care and love.
Go with them on their journey and enjoy a drink of pure bliss at the same time. So, what comes next?
Gary and Victoria have rebranded the company to pave the way for big changes. A custom bottle will rollout in the early part of 2022 as they execute on the next phase of the growth of the business. The turn of the year will also see the distillery move to Tile Yard North at the Rutland Mills site and the opening of a bar adjoining the distillery. They will also commission a 300 litre purpose built still that will ensure their continue growth and expansion plans can be met. To round of the changes, Forged Spirits will expand its product lines into other spirits such as Vodka and Rum.
Thanks to everyone for your support in the past three years! they couldn’t have got where we are without you. Below is the custom artwork developed for us that forms part of the label of the new bottles. We hope you enjoy learning all about the meaning behind the artwork.