York Gin Company

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Inspired by York’s incredible history, we hand-make a range of world-class gins in the city’s only distillery. Our motto is ‘History in the Tasting’. The York Gin shop is in the stunning 16th century Sir Thomas Herbert’s House at 12 Pavement – opposite Shambles and M&S. Our gins regularly win gold medals at the world’s top spirits competitions.

Our full range is also available at www.yorkgin.com - with free UK delivery.

Our gins

York Gin London Dry: A classic dry gin – one of the smoothest and most balanced gins around. Gold medal winner at the New York International Spirits Competition 2020.

York Gin Roman Fruit: A full-strength dry gin with strawberries, apples and hibiscus. The UK’s favourite Roman expert Dame Professor Mary Beard loves it in a Negroni.

York Gin Outlaw Navy Strength: Strong but smooth 57% gin inspired by York’s villains, and enjoyed by whisky drinkers and lovers of stronger gins.

York Gin Old Tom: Experts say it is one of the world’s best. Our collaboration with the Michelin-starred Star Inn, Helmsley. With added Yorkshire Rose and herbs. Quadruple gold medal winner.

York Gin Grey Lady: Inspired by one of the city’s ghosts. Extra citrus from the bergamot in Earl Grey tea. ‘A masterpiece in subtlety’ – Sunday Telegraph.

York Gin Chocolate & Orange: Inspired by the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, invented and made in York for decades. Finest cocoa beans and fresh oranges combine with York Gin’s classic nine botanicals to create a beautifully balanced dry gin.


The inspiration for our gins comes from York’s 2000-year history, and English gin’s hundreds of years of traditions. We have perfected those traditions using botanicals (herbs and spices) available since the 18th century, and the ancient method of using a copper still to make our gins.

We celebrate the city’s Roman past with York Gin Roman Fruit, using fruits and flowers associated with Ancient Rome. York Gin Outlaw is inspired by the city’s historic villains, including Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin and ‘Yorkshire Witch’, Mary Bateman. Meanwhile, York Gin Old Tom is a celebration of the Victorian style of gin and York Gin Grey Lady is a homage to our city’s many ghosts. 

Finally, we celebrate our city’s centuries of chocolate making with York Gin Chocolate & Orange. The Terry’s Chocolate Orange was invented in York in 1932 and made in the company’s chocolate factory until 2005. The York Gin distillery is only two miles from the old factory.

Short Description

We hand-make some of the world’s best gins in our small York distillery. They are the only gins made in the city. We use traditional methods to make our gins in our beautiful copper still. Our range includes York Gin Chocolate & Orange, York Gin London Dry, York Gin Roman Fruit, York Gin Outlaw, York Gin Old Tom and York Gin Grey Lady.

Road directions

York Gin Distillery: Unit 1, Acaster Estates, Cowper Lane, Acaster Malbis, York, YO23 2TX

The York Gin Shop: Sir Thomas Herbert’s House, 12 Pavement, York, YO1 9UP

Email: sales@yorkgin.com or call 01904 848 900

Opening Hours

Sun 10:30 17:30
Mon 10:30 17:30
Tue 10:30 17:30
Wed 10:30 17:30
Thu 10:30 17:30
Fri 10:30 17:30
Sat 10:30 17:30


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