Le Gavroche Gin by Michel Roux Jr.

Michel Roux with Neil Harrison holding bottle of Le Gavroche Gin at Nelson's Distillery & School.

Star Chef Cooks Up a Storm at Staffordshire Distillery

Nelson’s Distillery & School, based in Uttoxeter, has partnered with world-renowned chef Michel Roux Jr to produce the new ultra-premium Le Gavroche Gin, as a tribute to Michel’s restaurant of the same name.

Nelson's Distillery & School

Nelson’s Distillery & School founder and master distiller Neil Harrison is also a former chef.

Creating the Le Gavroche Gin

After being impressed by tasting Nelson’s three-star Great British Taste Timur Gin, Michel visited the gin company’s headquarters in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, to help create the new spirit. The Le Gavroche Gin will be available for purchase from his classic two Michelin star French restaurant on Upper Brook Street in London.

The Le Gavroche Gin is a unique combination of 28 botanicals blended by Michel and Neil. It brings together floral, herbaceous, and spice flavours to create the essence of Provence. This premium gin will make its debut as a pouring gin at Le Gavroche this Friday.

Michel Roux Jr's Statement

Michel said: “I’m extremely honoured to have worked with Nelson’s Distillery to create an ultra-premium gin that we will be proud to serve at our restaurants.

“I was seeking a premium craft gin partner to work with on this product and, by chance, I got to sample Nelson’s unique Timur Gin made from a Szechuan pepper only found in Nepal.

“I was extremely impressed, and the taste was unique and wonderful, so I knew immediately the distiller had a true understanding of developing flavour combinations.

“When I investigated further, it was no surprise to me that Neil also has a background as a chef.

“I look forward to a truly successful partnership with Nelson’s and making the gin available to our diners at Le Gavroche.”

Neil Harrison's Statement

Neil, who is also the owner of Nelson’s, added: “This is a landmark moment for us as a business, and I’m incredibly proud to work so closely with Michel on the Le Gavroche Gin.

“I’ve always admired Michel and his work as a chef, and I’ve been fortunate to meet him on a few occasions.

“For someone of Michel’s standing to provide such excellent feedback on our Timur Gin and then approach us to say he would like to make a gin together has been hugely rewarding.

“It was fantastic to welcome Michel to the Nelson’s Distillery, and we have spent quite some time perfecting the Le Gavroche Gin, experimenting with flavour combinations and ensuring we produce the best gin we possibly could.”

The gin will also be sold through Le Gavroche and Nelson’s online shops.

Le Gavroche Gin - Nelson's Distillery & School
Le Gavroche Gin - Nelson's Distillery & School
Le Gavroche Gin - Nelson's Distillery & School
Le Gavroche Gin - Nelson's Distillery & School
Le Gavroche Gin

Le Gavroche Gin

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Crafted by Michelin Star Chef Michel Roux Jr, who attended Nelson's award-winning Gin, Vodka & Rum School to personally develop its recipe, Le Gavroche Gin exemplifies the union of culinary expertise and distillation mastery. This outstanding gin seamlessly incorporates 28 botanicals, including orange, lemon, lavender, rosemary, and thyme, capturing the essence of Provence. It presents a refined spectrum of floral, herbal, and spicy flavours, showcasing the artistry of both the kitchen and the distillery.