Willow Tree gin was originally distilled in small batches on Mary’s family farm in Bedfordshire, where her family has lived for the last 40 years. Her family moved from the main farmhouse to the renovated barns in 2012. The family farm is now used to grow selected herbs used in her gin recipe.
Willow Tree has recently moved distilleries to Trumpetons Farm, Thorncote Green. The new distillery will allow customers to come in and shop the Willow Tree range and book the space for exclusive gin experiences, where you will be able to create your own gin using a wide range of herbs and botanicals.
It was extremely important to Mary that the process for manufacturing her gin was sustainable and environmentally conscious.
To reduce the impact on resources the water used in the distilling process is recycled in a closed-loop twin condenser and the botanicals that give the gin its unique flavour are composted afterwards and used to fertilise and grow fresh herbs. Sold in classically beautiful glass bottles, the packaging uses as little plastic as possible.
Willow Tree Distillery is now also working closely in collaboration with the Forest of Marston Vale – donating 50p for every full-size bottle of Willow Tree Gin sold to ensure new trees are planted for future generations to enjoy.
A premium spirit made from the highest quality ingredients and distilled in small batches in a true craft fashion, Willow Tree Gin is smooth, sweet, fresh and citrusy with a unique smokey character and richness.
Willow Tree Gin is a uniquely English product but at the same time inspired by cultures, flavours and plants from all over the world. It draws on warm, verdant summer days in the countryside but also a sense of adventure, global travel and desire for new experiences.