Family spirit with Dragon Slayer Distillery

A new artisan gin distillery has been founded by a father and daughter inspired by their shared love of gin and local history.

Paul and Yasmin Gibson have launched Dragon Slayer Distillery in Co Durham with Yasmin’s partner William Sandick, who is a master distiller. Made in small batches, their gin is crafted from locally foraged botanicals and spa water from a local freshwater spring, and is distilled using vapour to ensure a clean, pure finish.

The distillery’s first gin, Sir John Conyers London Dry, takes its name from the legendary Sockburn dragon slayer, a brave medieval knight who slayed the Sockburn Worm. The team plan to release a new gin each year, each saluting a different dragon slayer.

Dragon Slayer Distillery, Spa Wells, Low Dinsdale, Darlington, DL2 1PL, tel 07398 479 023,

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