- From 4 gins to 22 premium, handcrafted spirits in four years
- New product launches 2022 – Ludlow Earl Grey Gin No.8 & Ludlow Whisky plus Fruit Gins for Christmas 2022
- Expansion – opening in 2023, a new, enlarged distillery and visitor centre in Ludlow
Since its launch in September 2018, Ludlow based Wardington’s Original has gone from strength to strength in a very short time; in addition to increasing its gin range from 4 to 8 products, the entire range now includes vodka, rum, whisky, liqueurs, and eau de vie, with a new range of fruit gins launching soon. The award-winning brand continues in its aim of creating premium, hand crafted spirits that can be enjoyed neat. The two newly launched products, Ludlow Earl Grey Gin, and Ludlow Single Malt Whisky have gained wide customer approval, with the first batch of the latter being sold out in 3.5 minutes! New for the Christmas season are a range of fruit gins, encompassing rhubarb and Apple, Raspberry and Strawberry, Blood Orange and Pomelo and Elderflower and Quince.
The latest edition to the gin family, Ludlow Earl Grey Gin No. 8, uses the finest juniper, coriander, angelica root and orris, all harmonised with bright citrus notes of bergamot orange and a delicate hint of fragrant bog myrtle from the Scottish Highlands — this having been released to mark the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, recalling the countryside of Balmoral. The premium Ludlow Single Malt Whisky is crafted in what is believed to be the smallest commercial whisky distillery in the UK, using a wood fired German column still, a rarity in the British Isles. Having rapidly sold out twice, make sure you get your order in quickly for the next batch due for release in November.
Master Distiller, Shaun Ward comments ‘creating handcrafted spirits is a fascinating process — we simply love it. I am a big spirits fan — beautiful creations distilled with the finest ingredients bring something unique to savour and enjoy. I am also a fan of single malt whisky — the stories, the landscapes, the characters that form something magical, hence the development of our Ludlow Single Malt Whisky, created in its unique still. Our journey so far has been meteoric, and I am pleased our latest products have received great plaudits from customers — we are confident that this will continue with our new range of fruit gins. We are also pleased to announce that we will be expanding to a brand new distillery in 2023, where we will offer distillery tours, a gin school, a shop and gin garden’.
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