From decades of decline gin has bounced back and is now one of the nation’s favourite tipples. And NB Distillery is the perfect place to learn, sample and relax with this botanical beauty.
In a pretty rural setting a stone’s throw away from North Berwick stands NB Distillery. This purpose-built distillery has serious eco-credentials – the power is generated by solar panels and rainwater is collected to make gin. Anyone can visit and see all the copper pots and vats, the distillers banging around in their aproned glory, creating bottles of craft gin, vodka and rum.
A success story of Britain’s fast-moving gin renaissance, NB Gin has come a long way from its modest beginnings in 2013, starting off in founders Vivienne and Steve Muir’s kitchen. The company has steadily grown over the years by following and perfecting the exacting and meticulous London Dry distilling process, going from local to global producing a range of multi awarding winning spirits. The product range includes; NB Classic Gin, NB Navy Strength, a limited edition NB Samphire Gin, the world’s first London Dry Citrus vodka, and three rums. New to the product line is limited edition School Night – a low-alcohol gin based spirit, inspired by their award winning NB Gin but with 50% less alcohol. Housed in a unique Frugal bottle, the packaging is made from 94% recycled paperboard, the perfect addition to this sustainable distillery. NB Gin was voted the World’s Best London Dry Gin in 2015 and has also been selected by the Royal Family on two monumental occasions, served at the Brit Awards and accredited as one of the top 100 luxury brands by Rolls Royce.
NB Distillery offers a unique visitor experience. Think log fires, comfy sofas and of course, deliciously large gin and tonics. Arriving for the Ginspiration tour, visitors are welcomed with a NB classic gin and tonic, garnished with pink grapefruit and basil. Drink finished, it’s on to the production room where Managing Director Steve Ross introduces guests to NB’s resident gin still Little Gloria, before talking through the gin making process. Upstairs in the luxury lounge there is a flight of a further five tasters and the opportunity to purchase from the Cellar Door shop.
The venue is also available to hire, accommodating 20 people comfortably, or for a more intimate event the elegant dining room can be used, for anything from meetings to networking, from birthdays to elegant stag or hen parties, or simply a long overdue family get-together. Whatever the occasion NB Distillery offers a unique experience of learning, luxury and sampling of world class products – spanning a range of gin, vodka and rum.