Gin distiller expands with new shop

North Yorkshire firm Harrogate Tipple has opened a new vintage style retail shop at its newly purchased distillery and head office premises in Ripley.

Founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Steven and Sally Green, Harrogate Tipple is stocked in various bars and restaurants throughout Yorkshire, as well as attracting the attention of former Tanqueray distiller Tom Nichol who is now on-board as a partner in the business.

Co-founder Steven Green said: “The shop certainly reflects the personality of the brand, with an eclectic, fun and welcoming vintage feel, with glimpses of the gorgeous copper stills through the open shelves to allow customers to see us making the batches.”

The company vision is that the acquisition of the 4,000 sq ft property will boost their long term expansion plans, including the growth of its corporate events business.

Co-founder Sally Green explained:“We are ambitious about building our following in the region by extending the retail sales we enjoy through many independent retailers, bars and restaurants.

“We’re also excited to have opened our own visitor attraction enabling customers to see the stills for themselves and find out more about the premium spirit-making process. Being able to visit the place where their tipple is created is a great step forward in our brand building.”