Crayke School Fair + Gin = Happy Parents! #thankstocooperking
Mavor recently sponsored a gin bar for Crayke Primary School Summer Fair. Jette
was more than keen to do this as she is known as ‘The Gin Queen’. We love
supporting local business and it’s fantastic that it is reciprocated as Cooper
King kindly donated a bottle of their new Herb Gin.
King Herb Gin is cold distilled with fresh basil, beautifully balanced with
fragrant lemongrass and aromatic clove to create a bright, herbaceous gin.
Enjoy with light Indian tonic water and a fresh basil leaf – perfect for the
King Distillery is a self-built family-owned distillery just outside York,
producing award-winning sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship,
honesty and adventure.
A crowd-funded whisky and gin distillery, it’s one of only a handful in the UK
to run on 100% green energy, and plants 1 square metre of woodland in the
Yorkshire Dales for every bottle of gin sold. As well as helping to
reforest the Yorkshire landscape, they planted their own orchard – to provide
fruit for seasonal batches, bolster the site’s biodiversity & support
pollinators, including their own bees. They compost all spent gin botanicals
too – reducing landfill to feed the young orchard and grow some on-site
botanicals. The compost smells great!
is also the first distillery in the country to offer a gin refill scheme,
whereby customers bring their empty gin bottles back to the distillery for a
refill, saving them £6 off a new bottle. This ‘bottle for life’ reduces
landfill and helps raise awareness of the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra.
in 2016 by Dr Abbie Neilson, a former scientist and Chris Jaume, a chartered
architect, the venture was inspired by their desire to leave the rat-race.
Chris and Abbie travelled across the globe and became fascinated by the eight
operational whisky distilleries in Tasmania. With a mission to bring their
discoveries back to England, the couple gave up their established careers and
set up a truly independent gin and whisky distillery back home in Yorkshire.
The distillery’s name came from Chris’s adventurous great-great-grandfather,
Charles Cooper King, whose family has rich historical ties to Yorkshire dating
back to 1030.
Many thanks to Cooper King for supporting Crayke School Fair. It was a super day, the sun was shining, the children had fun and the gin went down a treat!!