Forest Gin

Made by our family with love

Forest Gin is an exceptional, multi-award winning spirit which is distilled in small batches at our distillery here next to the glorious Macclesfield Forest.

We are a truly family company. Lindsay & Karl Bond are the husband & wife team in charge of the still, bottling, management, sales & shipping.
Harriet Bond (aged 8) is the BOSS. She leads all foraging missions, and is an expert in knowing the best spots for juicy bilberries & ripe raspberries. Hattie would actually prefer it if you did not buy our Gin, as any left over berries end up in her porridge every morning.

Our goal is to make the best tasting Gin that we possibly can, from the finest locally sourced ingredients where possible. We do as much as possible by hand - right down to the bottling.
We are VERY proud of our little Gin, and hope that you love it is as much as we do.

****2016 Update... We've just been awarded TWO separate DOUBLE-GOLD Medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competition!!!**** 

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Forest Gin is distilled by our family in batches of a maximum of 85 bottles at a time. Each bottle contains these key elements:


  • Organic Juniper Berries
  • Organic Coriander Seeds
  • Superior quality Vanilla pods, Liquorice root, Angelica and others...


  • Wild Bilberries, Raspberries & Blackberries
  • Peak District Moss & Ferns
  • A sprinkling of wild flowers, bark & pine


  • The softest Forest Spring Water
  • Collected from a spring 1,200 ft above sea level
  • An ancient spring in the Peak District
  • Blended to 42% abv

These ingredients are ground by hand using a pestle & mortar, before being distilled by us here in Cheshire. The alcohol vapour and the flavoursome oils from the botanicals reach our copper condenser, where they are immediatley cooled. This fragrant spirit is then blended with our spring water to create unfiltered London Dry Gin of the very highest quality.

The finest Gin deserves a beautiful bottle

In a desire to try to source our ingredients and materials from within the local area, the natural vessel to hold our Gin is Staffordshire Porcelain.

Since 1810, Wade Ceramics have been crafting the highest quality ceramic products, with their items being renowned and collected all over the world. They make our bespoke bottles for us using many traditional methods, and the final bottle is fully vitrified, meaning they are fired to a temperature which ensures the porcelain will not absorb any moisture, flavour, odour or stains.

The Forest Gin Artwork is a one of a kind commission by the respected Papercut artist Suzy Taylor...
Suzy hand cuts all of her artwork from a single piece of paper using a scalpel and a magnifying glass in a painstaking process. More information on how Suzy developed the unique "weasel" design with us can be found here.

The team at Wade then apply the artwork by hand to each bottle. The final piece is a practical, yet beautiful, porcelain decanter, which we hope that you will re-use and treasure for years to come.


Here's what people are saying about our little Gin.

"An amazing floral yet earthy bouquet"

Ryan Osnowski, Bar Manager.
The Hinds Head, Bray.


We only sell to the licenced trade, so please visit one of our lovely stockists to purchase. This is just a small selection of our outlets. If your favorite doesn't stock Forest Gin just yet, then please ask them to get in touch

By the glass

  • The Blind Pig - Soho
  • Hawksmoor - Manchester
  • The Hinds Head - Bray
  • Virgin Trains 1st Class Lounge - London Euston
  • The Railway - Alderley Edge
  • Forest on The Roof - Selfridges London
  • North Bar - Leeds
  • Renaissance Hotel - Manchester

By The Bottle

  • Harvey Nichols Stores Nationwide
  • The Conran Shop - London & Paris
  • Corks Out Stores
  • Portland Wine
  • Whitmore & White Stores
  • The Cheshire Smokehouse
  • The Hollies Farm Shops
  • Heaton Hops
  • Epicerie Ludo
  • Reserve Wines
  • Wine & Whisky
  • Brewtique
  • Jones Deli
  • Weavers Wines - Nottingham
  • Tanners Wines
  • Wine Buffs - Warrington


  • Harvey Nichols
  • Master of Malt
  • The Gin Box Shop
  • Reserve Wines
  • Whitmore & White


If you are experiencing Forest Gin for the first time, we always suggest that you try it neat to begin with. Swirl a small amount around a nosing glass and breathe it in before tasting....

The Gin is cool and clear in the glass, with a complex yet light fragrance of the wild ingredients.
The predominant initial taste is of Juniper, with added citrus notes from the coriander seed.
Next, the sweetness of the berries comes through, accompanied by herbacious notes provided by ferns, flowers and pine.
The finish is long, deep and earthy due to the use of fresh Moss in the distilation.

As a longer drink, here are some great serves:

Harvey Nichols can now ship Worldwide. Click here to purchase

If you are a licenced outlet and are interested in stocking our Gin, then please get in touch via e-mail for trade pricing.

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