Crayke School Fair + Gin = Happy Parents! #thankstocooperking

Emsley 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.

Cooper 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 summer.

Cooper 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!

It 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.

Founded 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!!

For more information (or to buy a bottle!) visit: www.cooperkingdistillery.co.uk