Nine months after the devastating fire that destroyed their distillery, Masons Yorkshire Gin have revealed that they will be opening their new distillery in early 2020.
On the morning of 2nd April 2019, the original award-winning Masons Gin distillery went up in flames, destroying everything. A 24-hour emergency contingency plan was put in place by the Directors and Masons staff to continue production and, with the support of their community and industry colleagues, there was no loss of production.
Launched in 2013, Masons Gin was started by Karl and Cathy Mason. They recognised an opportunity to capture the growing gin boom within their region. And thus, Masons became the first Yorkshire gin distillery. Masons Gin produces over 400,000 bottles of gin per year and works with both on and off trade customers nationally and internationally. It has been globally recognised for its products, having won multiple awards including the highly prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition Gold medal.
The new site will be based just outside of its original Bedale site at a purpose-built unit on Leeming Bar industrial estate, North Yorkshire. The 12,368 square ft site will be open-plan and will house its production, bottling plant and offices, all self-contained underneath one roof.
Karl Mason, co-founder and Director of Masons Yorkshire Gin says “It goes without saying that without the incredible response from the fire department and the support we have received from our staff, community and our industry colleagues, we would not be in the fortunate position we are in today. The most important things for us immediately after the fire were the safety of the staff and the continuation of our business. We built this business on love and care, and that was incredibly important to us throughout sourcing our contingency plans.”
The new distillery will open in early 2020 and will be open to the public later in the year.