As Wimbledon Be-Gins, Nelson’s Distillery & School Serve Up a Smashing Strawberry Gin

It’s an Ace today for Nelson’s Distillery as they serve up their latest gin – the limited edition Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn. Created at the Staffordshire distillery by Master Distiller Neil Harrison, he has said the Special Edition offers a “subtle taste of strawberry with a slightly peppery finish complemented by Nelsons signature blend of 27 botanicals”, the perfect accompaniment to a chilled tonic and some exciting tennis. Neil went on to add “the inspiration for a strawberry flavoured summer gin came from Wimbledon, one of the world’s sporting highlights. The distinct flavour of the gin makes it ideal for use in a range of cocktails or as it comes in a frosted glass over ice”.


Bottled at 41% abv, the limited run of only 500 bottles is expected to be popular with both gin lovers and those wishing to treat themselves to something special this summer.  The gin is now available to purchase online from https://nelsonsdistillery.co.uk/nelsons-shop/ and retails at £40.00 for a 70cl bottle.

The distillery produces six varieties of gin and two varieties of rum which are distributed globally as well as through UK stockists including Waitrose, Harrods, Majestic Wine plus many independents. First port of call for purchase is the Nelson’s shop online, which currently offers 10% off the original Nelson’s London Dry Gin. https://nelsonsdistillery.co.uk/product/nelsons-gin-70cl/

About Nelson’s Distillery & School (nelsonsdistillery.co.uk)

Nelson’s Gin was created by one man; Neil Harrison. In a world in which craft gins proliferate, Neil was certain that he had both the vision and the palate to create a gin that was exceptional. Having worked extensively as a chef, Neil knew that a pleasing and memorable tasting experience depends on the combination of many factors; from an inspired balance of flavours through to presentation, context and the all-too-elusive creation of ambience; the vital ingredient which owes more to alchemy than any kind of practicality. Nelson’s Gin is made in small batches, to be enjoyed by those who appreciate its life-affirming qualities. It is the only gin made on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, its manufacture being a sophisticated 21st century version of a ‘cottage industry’. Nelson’s Gin is named in honour of England’s greatest ever naval hero. Its flavour is also in homage to the grandfather of its inventor. An outstanding man by the name of Nelson James Harrison.

In 2019, Nelson’s Gin expanded into producing rum, and at the same time evolved into a limited company, now called Nelson’s Distillery & School.


About Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School Experience

Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School is a learning, teaching and tasting academy for connoisseurs of gin, or those who simply wish to know more. Each one-day Gin/Vodka School Experience plays host to a maximum of six students. The day is spent in a unique environment, learning about the creation of superlative gin. At the same time, participants are able to bring personal taste and preferences to the creation of their own unique, signature spirit. Cost: £115.00 per person.