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30th October 2018

GBBO – Masons Edition!

With the Great British Bake Off final not long round the corner, we have made ourselves a Masons Lime and Lavender Drizzle Loaf! inspired by the Great British Bake Off! Below is a list of all our ingredients and method on how we made it, featuring our Lavender Gin.

Ingredients:

  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Finely grated zest 1 lime

 

For the drizzle topping:

  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 15ml Lavender Gin

 

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.
  3. Sift in 225g self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lime and mix until well combined.
  4. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.
  5. Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 lime, 15ml of Masons Lavender Edition and 100g of icing sugar.
  7. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle ? the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.
  8. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.
25th July 2018

Great Yorkshire Show 2018

After months of planning for this yearly event, we had a truly epic time at the Great Yorkshire show! With 11 people needed to work our busy stands each day, we had the events staff, members of our office team and even our family members all pitching in.

We launched our exclusive Apple Blossom Limited Edition gin to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of The Great Yorkshire Show. Created by our lead distiller, Barry, using the apple blossom from the trees at the showground and a unique blend of botanicals. It was truly delicious!! The Apple Blossom Edition flew off the shelves, completely selling out on the first day with our Peppered Pear almost following suit!

We welcomed many new and returning Masons fans, happily serving them all samples of the range, along with a few celebrities too.

We’d like to thank everyone who did visit our stands and we’ll hopefully see you all again next year! The planning has already started here at Masons HQ!

23rd June 2018

Star Stockist!

Buon Vino is an importer, retailer, wholesaler and passionate lover of high quality naturally produced wines from all over the world. They have two shops just outside Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and sell wines to restaurants across the North West. To hear more click here.

19th June 2018

It’s our birthday!

It’s been 5 whole years since Masons launched on World Gin day 2013 and to celebrate, we welcomed our VIP guests through the distillery doors on Friday 15th June!

Guests were welcomed by Karl and Cathy at our new distillery in Bedale and received a Masons gift bag with a 5cl bottle of our Vodka and a branded Masons glass. The complimentary G&Ts throughout the sessions were flowing and the staff from The Pizza Shed kept everyone well fed with amazing fresh stone-baked pizza.

Our distiller, Steve, gave everyone an insight into what is involved in producing a batch of Masons, talking them through the whole process and giving out samples.

A cocktail masterclass was given by one of our Brand Ambassadors, Luke. He made a delicious Yorkshire 75 , click here to see the recipe if you fancy trying it at home.

Finally Cathy and Karl were presented with a beautiful (and very tasty) birthday cake to finish the day off in style! Thank you to all our guests who purchased a ticket and made the event the success it was and well done to the raffle winners!

6th March 2018

Star Stockist!

We believe The Wright Wine Company is one of our Star Stockist – a specialist supplier to trade and retail of premium wines and spirits, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Click here to learn more about this wonderful shop!

Great News!

Masons has won 2 awards at The 2018 World Gin Awards.

Our Lavender is the Category winner for the UK’s Best Contemporary Gin and has been described as “Bright, inviting menthol, chamomile, white blossom and juniper aromas. A chewy, soft, silky texture. Full blossom, juniper and coriander with an earthiness underneath. Well-balanced with a good length.”

Our Original is the Gold Taste winner for UK gin and has been described as “Bold, bright, peppery and nutty aromas – marzipan spice. Complex and layered. Lemony. A soft smooth, texture. The aromas do transfer as flavours across to the palate.

We are so proud to have over 40 international awards for our gins and vodka, have you tried all of our award winning editions yet?

21st February 2018

Star Stockist!

The long, miserable month of snow storms, waiting for pay day and Dry January (who thought that was a good idea?!) is finally over!

We want to show appreciation for our independent retail outlets that have been amazing at supporting us. Our first Star Stockist that has been selected is none other than the very first stockist of Masons Yorkshire Gin Lewis & Cooper! Click here to hear more about this brilliant stockist!

5th December 2017

Christmas at the Distillery

Christmas is fully upon us! Masons are certainly feeling the festive spirit – just take a look at the beautiful botanical decorations & gin miniatures adorning our Christmas tree. Perhaps this year Santa would like a gin & tonic?

1st November 2017

New Special Edition ? Peppered Pear

At the Harrogate Christmas market we launched an exciting new Masons Special Edition – Peppered Pear! a delectable new drink with the perfect balance between the subtle sweetness of pear & the gentle heat of pepper. We recommend serving with a premium tonic water and lots of ice, garnished with a slice of kiwi.

7th October 2017

Masons moves!

The Craft Yard in Bedale has been our home since 2013? however we’ve now outgrown the space and so are pleased to confirm our move to bigger premises just down the road! Our new site is now licenced to sell alcohol – so for all your Masons Gin needs come and see us at 74 Bedale Road, Bedale – the shop is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm.