World Gin Day lands on Saturday, June 8 this year.

 The UK is famous for its gins, with distilleries across the country producing the botanical spirit. But what does Worcestershire have to offer?

Piston Gin, Worcester

Piston Distillery have been producing spirits since 2017, initially only producing one gin: London Dry. However, they have since grown their inventory with eight additional flavours, including ginger, coffee infused, and strawberry and hibiscus. These gins have earned them numerous awards, including gold and double gold medallions at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition. The Distillery also offers visitors the chance to make their own gins at their Gin School.

Malvern Gin

Malvern Gin, or the Spirt of the Hills, is produced in small batches using water from the Holywell spring in the district. Inspired by their floral surroundings, the Distillery produces several flavours, including the popular Dry Gin. Their flavours have succeeded in winning awards like the Spirit Business Gold award in 2020 and the Master award in 2021. While the number of flavours may have expanded since their beginnings, each bottle uses the Dry Gin as a base.

Hinton’s of Bewdley

A craft distillery with an emphasis on the local community, Hinton’s has become a popular choice with residents, having won the People’s Choice Award at the Malvern Show for two consecutive years. The victor, the Wyre Forest Gin, was a spirit inspired by the region, while other gins try something new and different, like the Worcestershire Pear Gin, made with pears, apples and oranges. A set containing Hinton’s four distinct flavours is also available.

Hussingtree Gin

A family-owned business from the small hamlet of Martin Hussingtree, Hussingtree’s first gins launched in 2018, with Juneberry Gin and Spiced Plum Gin. Regularly changing their stock to suit the season, this Distillery has become recognisable for their experimentation with new and exciting blends, like their Asparagus or Bumbleberry gins.

Sweet Potato Spirit Company, Pershore

As the name suggests, this Pershore-based company uses potatoes as the base for all their spirits. The Distillery, inspired by the moonshiners of the prohibition era of the United States, produce Vodka, rum and moonshine alongside their gins. While many of their gins have picked up awards, the Sweet Potato Indian Spiced Gin has been recognised especially, with a gold award at the World Spirit Awards in 2021.