In the world of gin, collaborations can lead to some delightful discoveries. But few partnerships have been as melodious, as flavourful, or as nostalgic as that of Nelson's Distillery & School with rock legend Roy Wood. Together, we've embarked on a journey of combining musical milestones with exceptional gin crafting, producing symphonies in a bottle.
Our first note together was struck in 2021 with the introduction of Christmas Cheer. A festive celebration in liquid form, it encapsulated the spirit of Roy's musical genius and our penchant for artisanal gin creation. This delightful spirit, inspired by the yuletide season, brought warmth and joy to many, becoming an instant holiday favourite.
Yet, the melodies didn't stop there. The summer of 2022 saw the release of a gin inspired by Roy's iconic hit with The Move – Blackberry Way. This gin, much like the song, evokes a mix of nostalgia and refreshment, drawing sippers into a reminiscence of summer memories and melodies gone by. The essence of British blackberries, combined with the signature notes that Nelson's is renowned for, made it a sensation.
Fast forward to 2023, and the harmony continues with our latest duet: the "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day 50th Anniversary Gin." Celebrating a half-century of one of the most adored Christmas anthems, this gin not only captures the essence of the holiday season but also celebrates the depth and breadth of Roy's musical contributions.
What's remarkable about our collaborative journey is the hands-on involvement of Roy Wood. From conceptualising flavours that resonate with his hits to channelling his art school background into the label designs, Roy's touch is evident in every detail, making each gin release an authentic tribute.
This partnership between Nelson's Distillery and Roy Wood is more than just a business collaboration. It's a fusion of music and mixology, a celebration of legacies and craftsmanship, and a testament to the fact that when passion meets expertise, magic happens.
As we continue this melodious journey, we want to extend our gratitude to all who have been a part of it. Whether you're a fan of Roy's timeless tunes or a lover of Nelson's crafted spirits, you're part of this beautiful symphony. And as always, we promise to keep the melodies flowing – both in music and in gin.