Meet the Makers


I grew up in a Dutch distillery

Back in 1975, Fred van Zuidam created Dutch Courage – a bold, courageous gin distilled using traditional Dutch methods in the heart of the Netherlands. Roll forward 42 years and the distillery is now in the very capable hands of Fred’s son, Patrick van Zuidam. A master distiller himself, Patrick shares his father’s work ethic, […]

Three passionate Greek women inspired by a Scotsman – meet the Three Graces

  Please tell us who the Three Graces are… We are Lila, Hara and Katerina, three passionate Greek women inspired by a Scotsman. Four people, two companies, sharing the same philosophy, passion and values. We have all been working in the drinks industry for years but we have different backgrounds and experience. Amazingly, we have […]

Combining chemistry and creative art at Durham Distillery

Meet Jess, the 28 year old distiller and mastermind behind a range of quality spirits launched by Durham Distillery. Starting her journey with a five year Masters in Chemistry, Jess quickly moved onto a one year Masters in Brewing and Distilling before landing herself a job in a lab along the way. When asked what […]

Meet the 21-year-old gin distiller from Pitlochry

Meet Helen, the genius behind Badvo, the 100% foraged from farm Perthshire gin.   We could start off by telling you where to buy Badvo gin, but that wouldn’t be fair. You see, it’s completely sold out for the first month of production, and as you’ll read, it’s so good, we’d only be teasing you […]

The Scottish gin with a million pound turnover

Dunnet Bay Distillery is run by husband-and-wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, who are passionate about creating spirits that showcase the provenance and heritage of the Highlands by featuring local, hand-foraged botanicals. Their Rock Rose gin – which picked up the Gold Award for Best Gin at the first ever The Grocer Drink Awards last […]

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