Meet the Distiller
Interviews with craft ginsmiths and master distillers from around the world. Discover the faces behind the labels. Find out in their own words what makes their gins so special and what motivates them.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Janet Peachey of Peachey’s Norfolk Dry Gin at her distillery deep in the Norfolk countryside. Janet is something of a flavour expert. Her experience in concocting preserves and liqueurs means she doesn’t hang about when it comes to marrying flavours together. Her touch is swift and sure. A lot of heart goes into the making of her gins and liqueurs and it shows.
South Africa is in the middle of a gin revolution. I catch up with Lorna Scott, founder of Inverroche Distillery, and spearheading the revolution.
Last summer I came across the tiny Dyfi Distillery in the village of Corris just south of the Snowdonia National Park. The distillery is unusual in that it is clearly visible to the visitor through a glass wall in their shop. No need for a gin tour, just press your nose up against the glass. I put 10 questions to the Cameron brothers.