This image was supplied by Masons Gin
Masons Gin supplier showcase
Masons Gin was founded by Karl & Cathy Mason, gin enthusiasts without any prior knowledge of the industry. They wanted to create a gin that stood out from the crowd.
Masons Gin started with a Facebook page called G&T Fridays, which brought a community of gin lovers together.
This page became increasingly successful and has therefore kickstarted a brand that has become very recognisable in the Yorkshire area.
When Masons started, they became the first distillery in North Yorkshire and are now the largest in the county. Masons Gin has three main gin flavours, each with their own unique taste: Masons Original Yorkshire Gin, Masons Lavender Edition and Masons Yorkshire Tea Edition.
They also have other speciality gins such as Slow Distilled Sloe, Steve’s Apple Edition & Peppered Pear. Masons Gin uses 10 base botanicals to flavour their gin. You can detect all these uniquely sourced aromas on your palate.
Further flavours are added such as Yorkshire Tea or Lavender from Yorkshire Lavender in Terrington to add to the Provenance of the gin.
Staff from Provenance Inns took a trip to the Masons Distillery in Bedale, North Yorkshire, to see exactly how gin is made, and learn about the process. We were introduced to head distiller Luke, who joined Masons a short while ago. He is already putting his skills to great use.
Masons Gin is made in the same way as Vodka, boiling both alcohol and water. Alcohol has a boiling point of 78.37°C which causes it to turn into vapour. To turn the spirit into gin, Masons add juniper. The juniper oil flavours the spirit which creates the gin, Masons then add a series of botanicals to give the gin its unique flavour.
Head distiller Luke showed us three copper Portugeuse stills, Katie, Lefty & Steve. This is what the Masons distillation process is crafted in. After we had seen how Masons is produced, we were led into a room full of extensive machinery which filled the entire space.
This machinery is used for the packaging process. Masons originally labelled all their bottles by hand. This new piece of machinery packages 400 Masons gin bottles per hour.
When the tour had finished, we were treated to a beautiful Masons gin & tonic to taste this amazing brand.
Masons Yorkshire Gin was featured on the Provenance Magazine Spring 2019, if you would like to know more about the spring season, click on the image to view the Provenance Magazine.
Found this blog post interesting? Don’t forget to share on social media to all your friends so they can read it too!