Make mine a Masons this summer...
It’s time to unveil the next featured spirit in our Gin of the Week series.
This week, we’re spotlighting Yorkshire’s very own Masons Gin!
THE STORY OF MASONS GIN
Masons Yorkshire Gin was created by gin enthusiasts Karl and Cathy Mason.
Masons Gin began its journey back in 2012 when Karl shared a photo of his weekly gin and tonic on Facebook. Creating a page named ‘Gin & Tonic Friday’, Karl was dedicated to making every Friday gin and tonic day and would share a snap on the page with fellow gin lovers.
The page quickly gained more than 10,000 loyal G&T fans and Karl realised the industry was only set to grow. Thanks to the page, he had a new-found knowledge of the spirit, alongside his obvious passion for gin, and decided it was time to create his own gin to represent their couple’s home turf of Yorkshire.
One year later, fittingly on International Gin Day, Masons Gin launched.
Distilled in copper alembic stills, the botanicals in Masons Gin have been kept under wraps, simply stating a balance of ‘juniper, citrus and secret botanicals’. To add a final Yorkshire touch, the spirit is then brought to bottling strength using Harrogate spring water.
Our favourite gin from the distillery’s range is the Peppered Pear edition which adds a hint of citrus and spice to their original gin, thanks to the addition of juicy pears and pink peppercorns in the distillation mix making the Peppered Pear Gin the flavour of the summer!
TENACIOUS YORKSHIRE SPIRIT
On April 2nd 2019, Masons distillery was sadly destroyed by a huge fire.
However, just one day later the team assembled around Karl and Cathy’s dining room table and made a plan to keep the brand going, quickly replacing distillery equipment and finding a temporary home for Masons gin.
Just three months later, they’re working to fully rebuild the distillery which is currently undergoing planning stages - that’s the Yorkshire spirit for you!
THE MASONS GIN AND TONIC PERFECT SERVE
Each distillery has created their own perfect serves which we’ll be sharing across our Summer of Gin so you can enjoy a G&T as the distillers intended. After all, who knows the gins more than those who work creating them!
Our Masons Gin & Tonic Recipe:
- 25ml Masons Yorkshire Peppered Pear Gin
- 50ml Indian Tonic
- Garnish - Apple Slice
Method: - Add a handful of ice cubes to a highball glass. Pour in Masons gin and top with Indian tonic water. Add a slice of crisp apple to garnish.
THE MASONS GIN AND TONIC SET
The Tipple Box Masons Gin and Tonic Set features four miniature bottles of Masons Peppered Pear Edition alongside two bottles of perfectly paired Fever-Tree tonic water, with enough ingredients to enjoy up to eight gin and tonics per box - or four glasses of gin and tonic if you prefer your gin and tonics a little on the stronger side!
All you need to do is make sure you’ve ice in the freezer and garnishes at-hand!
WIN A BOTTLE OF MASONS GIN
To celebrate Masons as our featured gin of the week, we’ve teamed up with the distillery to give you a chance to win a full-sized bottle and a Masons Gin and Tonic Set!
The ultimate summer spirit with its sweet yet peppery blend, you can get your hands on a bottle to enjoy your own way!