True North Brew Co, the Sheffield-based brewer, has ‘strengthened its foothold’ in the gin industry after acquiring Leeds Gin, a small batch spirit made in Stourton, Yorkshire.
The Sheffield-based firm is planning to reinvigorate the brand – which is distilled with traditional botanicals such as juniper berries, orange peel and Yorkshire foraged Rhubarb – with plans for a number of new flavours including several limited edition releases plus a newly-developed recipe.
Managing Director of True North Brew Co, Kane Yeardley, commented: “Ever since we got into the gin game, the two concepts we’ve always stuck by are quality and creativity.
“We want to develop exciting, new spirits that don’t compromise on flavour, that’s why we distil using traditional techniques and the best local ingredients that we can find.
“When the opportunity came up to acquire Leeds Gin, it was a no-brainer for me. The brand has a really great following over in Leeds and I think there is so much opportunity to bring the expertise of our distillers to the brand and take it to the next level.”