Blog: Lucy BritnerMaking gin in the shed

Lucy Britner | 14 July 2015

The shed contains a working distillery

The shed contains a working distillery

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.

For Jonathan Engels in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, it's much more inspiring. He renovated a chicken hut, using bits of an old chapel, to create the dream shed: a drinking parlour complete with gin distillery. And the work only cost him GBP500 (US$780).

Apparently the former architect ended up in the Cairngorms because there's loads of wild juniper there - and so Crossbill Gin came about.

The shed just won TV network Channel 4's Shed of the Year in the UK - beating 2,520 other sheds, including one in which a woman was knitting a car.

You never know what goes on behind shed doors.

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