Gin distillery based near Ashby has been recognised in prestigious national awards

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

18th May 2024 | Local News

Naughty Hare joint owners are Dawn Jacques (left) and Gabi Silion. Photos: Supplied
Naughty Hare joint owners are Dawn Jacques (left) and Gabi Silion. Photos: Supplied

Ashby's Naughty Hare Distillery has been awarded a Special Mention in the prestigious The Gin Guide Awards.

Naughty Hare was named in the New Distillery of the Year 2024 category.

This announcement came further to the Highly Commended award for two of the company's gins - Viscount Brian, an after dinner gin which tastes of mint and dark chocolate, and Lady Rosemary received earlier this month in the same competition.

The company has joint owners, based at Willesley's Hill Farm, Gabi Silion and Dawn Jacques.

Gabi said: "We are extremely proud of these achievements, considering that both recipes were developed in-house by our brilliant Dawny - aka Queen Distiller - and launched a mere few months prior, in December 2023. 

"Dawny has recently passed the Foundation of Distilling Advanced Certificate from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling - she has a love of developing new recipes and flavours. She's a proper natural at it!

"For us, this recognition is not just about winning awards, it's about connecting with people and sharing our story and British culture and heritage with the world.

"We are immensely grateful for the support of our family, friends and customers and look forward to new opportunities and growth for our fabulous distillery.

"We have a series of gin tasting events in Ashby and Coalville throughout the summer, so follow us on socials for dates and venues."

You can also buy Naughty Hare gins from retailers in Ashby and Coalville.


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