Veni! Vidi! Bibi! I came! I saw! I drank! If ever a gin distillery was steeped in history, it is the York Gin Company. How the York Gin Company came about has a Chaucerian feel to it. Four friends ‘hatched’ the idea for a gin in a pub, at least two of them were landlords, another had a taste for fine food and drink. By coincidence, unbeknown to them, a fifth friend was also hatching a plot to produce a York gin too.