We get asked regularly about where we make our Craft Gins and Liqueurs so thought now was a good time to let you guys further into the inner sanctum of all things Mill House Distillery. Something we really haven’t shouted about until now
Those hundreds of you that have taken part in our online Gin Masterclass’s will already know that we aren’t based in a commercial lock up, industrial unit or kitchen and that we are indeed proudly based in a real life, bona fide 18th Century Tobacco Mill House here in East Yorkshires very own village of Cottingham.
Now, don’t get us wrong….it would have been far easier to build the Distillery onto a nice blank canvass building but where’s the fun in that ! ... and what story would we have to tell our amazing customers?? Steeped in History, our Distillery site has taken on many forms over the centuries with the river and the Mills waterwheel being used to power an array of machinery for grinding grain, tobacco and even linseed for making oil cloth. We can trace the site way back to the Domesday Book of 1058 – Englands very first census almost 1000 years ago ! Not too many Distilleries in the world can claim and prove this….if any. Whilst the waterwheel and milling equipment are no longer here, we today are proud to continue the sites manufacturing heritage using yet another botanical – the wonder that is the Juniper Berry - making phenomenal Kingtree Gins and Liqueurs that are proving a hit with all those who have tasted them. We have lots and lots of returning customers (we even have a local weekly Kingtree Gin “milk round” !) and are building a real community of followers across the country from our quiet little corner here in Yorkshire.
More about How we make our Gins and Liqueurs stand out in our next post.
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Team Mill House x