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Origins of The Edge Gin

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

My husband and I have been fortunate in our lives to have been able to have travelled the world extensively over the last 18 years due to our work on cruise ships. In doing so, we have eaten and drank in some of the most famous places in the world. We have had a Singapore Sling in Raffles, a daiquiri in El Floridita and a mojito or two in La Bodeguita to name but a few that we can remember!

As glamorous as travelling the world for a living sounds, it can be very tiring living out of a suitcase and dealing with jet-lag all the time, so when the time came for us to settle down in one place we had to decide what our next chapter in life would be. We decided on #Gin!

Walking around the countryside of #AlderleyEdge, Cheshire, we stumbled upon the Wizard of Alderley Edge and the inscription carved into the stone which reads, “Take of this and take thy fill, for the water falls by the wizard’s will”. Looking at the water in the tiny well, my wife asked me if I was going to drink it...I said that I would have give it a go if it was gin! And in that moment we talked about the idea of making our own gin.

Gin Well Alderley Edge
One of the "magical" wells around Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Gin was never something we particularly drank until recently. Back in the day, there wasn’t much variety of gin and the choices you had were very limited and usually not always very palatable. These days you have an amazing diversity in gin, all offering something slightly different. It can take some time time to find the one gin that makes you think, “Oh wow, that’s amazing!”. Small batch distillers are always fine-tuning their gin looking for that perfect mix of botanicals.

This is where our palates, which have sampled many alcoholic tipples from all over the world have helped us come up with a gin that has a bite, but is also smooth; is sweet but also bitter. With each sip of The Edge Gin, you will find something new to pick out of its complex flavour and give you the “wow!” factor every time.

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