The Craft Gin Club, the biggest gin subscription service in the UK with more than 100,000 members, has selected In the Welsh Wind’s Signature Style Gin as its Gin of the Month for April.
The distillery was founded by couple Ellen Wakelam and Alex Jungmayr in January 2018 and has grown steadily ever since.
Starting out in a refurbished cowshed, the distillery now occupies a site on the main West Wales coast road at Tanygroes near Cardigan, where it offers visitor experiences as well as producing award-winning spirits.
Initially making gin for other brands and businesses, including a number of Welsh brands, the distillery launched In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin during the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020.
Signature Style has gone on to win a number of awards and the distillery now has 16 employees.
In early 2021, the Craft Gin Club approached the distillery to produce one of its 12 carefully selected, rare or exclusive craft gins for 2022. The distillery has been working on the project in secret ever since to ensure that when Craft Gin Clubbers received their box earlier in April, it was a complete surprise.
Ellen said: “This has been an incredible project to work on – from distilling enough gin to send out to over 100,000 Craft Gin Clubbers, to working on the content for the magazine that is sent out in the monthly box. And, of course, keeping such an exciting opportunity secret has been hard too!
“We’re delighted to be able to share what we’ve been doing. It’s also been amazing to see the feedback we’ve had from Craft Gin Club members about the gin. We’ve been blown away by how much people are enjoying the gin!”
Alongside a full bottle of Craft Gin Club Edition Signature Style and the April 2022 edition of Ginned magazine, Craft Gin Clubbers have received a handpicked selection of treats bursting with flavours of the Welsh countryside in spring.
These include garnish, a cocktail syrup for a ‘Gin Daffodil’ cocktail, tonic from Welsh producer Llanllyr and a variety of sweet and savoury snacks.
Jon Hulme, Craft Gin Club co-founder and chief executive, said: "We’re incredibly excited to share this multi-award-winning gin from West Wales with our members!
“In the Welsh Wind Signature Style Gin manages to be full of flavour yet exceptionally light and fresh, in a way that makes it perfect for this season. Along with juniper, its starring botanical is tea-soaked currants, which are aromatic and evocative of Welsh baking - delicious!
“The gin’s subtly spiced flavours are also great for Easter, which we’ll be celebrating in style. Now, all we have to do is cross our fingers for plenty of chances to enjoy a G&T in the garden in between the April showers!"
In the Welsh Wind founders Ellen Wakelam and Alex Jungmayr.
In the Welsh Wind Signature Style Gin.
- Job Vacancies