At Nelson's Distillery & School, we're not only passionate about creating exceptional spirits but also about embracing the rich cultural heritage of our home, Staffordshire. The region, known as 'the Creative County,' is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene and distinctive pottery history.
In 2018, we made a significant and impactful decision to transition from using standard clear glass bottles to our now-iconic white ceramic bottles, produced locally in Staffordshire. This strategic move not only elevated our brand's presentation and aesthetics but also paid homage to the region's rich pottery heritage. By sourcing the bottles from within Staffordshire, we strengthened our connection to the local community and further solidified our commitment to supporting the area's long-standing traditions and craftsmanship.
The pinnacle of our gin range is Nelson's Gluggle Jug Gin, inspired by the famous gurgling fish jug first introduced by Thomas Forester & Son in Staffordshire during the late 1800s, and subsequently produced by the renowned Staffordshire pottery firm, Wade Ceramics. This fan-favourite flavour was brought to life through a collaboration with Craft Gin Club and Staffordshire's own Sarah Willingham, a former Dragon on Dragons' Den and proud patron of the region where she was born.
Nelson's Gluggle Jug Gin presents a harmonious blend of bold flavours that strike the perfect balance. Building on a foundation of classic juniper, the gin boasts a delightful mix of sweet and sour citrus notes that invigorate the senses. The fragrant green cardamom lends an aromatic touch, seamlessly complementing the sweet and spicy combination of pink peppercorns and hibiscus. This expertly crafted gin is an experience in itself, taking your taste buds on a journey through a symphony of flavours that is both satisfying and memorable. The beautiful ceramic bottle features the Gluggle Jug fish and tagline: Spirt of Staffordshire on the front of the bottle.
At Nelson's Distillery & School, we're proud to be a part of Staffordshire's thriving creative community, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate the region's unique heritage through our handcrafted spirits.