Artisan drinks producer Raisthorpe Distillery is investing in its production facilities with the installation of a new still at its base on the Yorkshire Wolds.
The new still is being used to blend natural botanicals and local water to produce Raisthorpe’s range of award-winning gin liqueurs, vodkas and dry gin. One of the company’s newest products, Yorkshire Tonic, is also produced on its site in Thixendale.
Raisthorpe is a family business and marked its tenth anniversary last year. Founder Julia Medforth and her son Oliver run the company, overseeing the production and sale of its drinks range to independent retailers, farm shops and delis across the country.
Julia said: “Installing the new still represents a major investment for us at a time when our business has achieved successful growth and continues to aim high. We take great pride in our products and always look to innovate and create new ones which will appeal to consumers as the artisan drinks market continues to grow.”
Raisthorpe won four awards at this year’s Great Taste Awards. The company was awarded two 2-star awards for its Rose and Sloe Gins while its Raspberry Gin Liqueur won a 1-star award.
Raisthorpe’s Pink Grapefruit Tonic – one of its new Yorkshire Tonics range – was awarded a 2-star award.
The Tonics range also includes strawberry and pomegranate; citrus; apple and elderflower; skinny; and premium mixers.