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.

Sectors: Spirits

BLOG

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co....

NEWS

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest - Product Launch

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has added a new expression to its virgin Irish oak collection of single pot still whiskeys. ...

BLOG

Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?...

BLOG

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste ...

BLOG

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'. ...

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?