Our Story

karl cathy masons yorkshire gin

The Beginning

Masons Yorkshire Gin was created by Karl and Cathy Mason, gin enthusiasts with no prior knowledge of the industry who set out to produce a drink that stood out from the crowd, a unique gin with more character and more taste.

The first Masons gin was launched on World Gin Day 2013, and since then Masons Yorkshire Gin has grown phenomenally.

The Process

We use a traditional slow distillation method, pure Yorkshire water and just the right balance of botanicals to create a distinctive gin that we are proud to call our own.

Since our fire at the Distillery unfortunately Steve & Leftie have had to retire. Our distillers have been working away using hired facilities, making our Gin the same traditional way.

Our new Stills & Bottling line are currently being made from the ground up and will be back with us once we have settled down in our brand new distillery which is still undergoing the planning stages. Be sure to follow our socials to keep up to date!

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The Gin

Masons first launched with our Original Gin in 2013.

In 2015, we expanded the core range to bring in a Lavender and Tea edition (using Yorkshire Tea of course!).

Further Special Editions have been added since to complement the range, including Distilled Sloe and Steve’s Apple. Most recently, our Peppered Pear Special Edition was launched at the 2017 Harrogate Christmas Market.

The Rise of the phoenix

Unfortunately on 2nd April 2019 the distillery was destroyed by a huge fire. The very next day, the team assembled around Karl & Cathy’s dining room table, full of spirit and ready to keep the brand going. By the end of the week we had secured temporary premises where we would label and bottle the gin, office space and rental of distillery equipment.