When Cheryl and I met and sat chatting over gin cocktails while out on our first date, we could never have envisaged where that mutual appreciation of this iconic spirit would take us just a few short years later.
Our Ruddy Fine Gin came from a fascination in the flavours and methods involved in creating this wonderful spirit and a desire to make something truly amazing, which we could hopefully pass on to our children.
Tinkering with steeping a few locally sourced botanicals soon progressed through to a little 5 litre copper still in our kitchen and now we proudly develop our range of gins close to home with the help of our beautiful still, ‘Marion’. Based in the little village of Ruddington in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside, the Ruddy Fine Distillery is the very essence of a small artisan producer. All our gin flavours are still meticulously developed in our kitchen at home, before being taken down the road to our Distillery to be cooked up in batches of just 350 bottles at a time. As you can imagine, this involves a great deal of sampling, so being at home really saves on taxi fares!!
Since those early days, we have gone on to win multiple Great Taste Awards, International Awards with entries from over 30 countries Worldwide, get shortlisted in The Grocer magazine for the Best New Alcohol Product of 2021 and become the first Guest Gin in history in the Houses of Parliament. Not bad for a little village Distillery!
Our passion and desire to create the finest small batch craft gins comes through in every refreshing sip. Enjoy!