Tipplemill Distillery, a family-run business deeply rooted in Lincolnshire’s farming heritage, has been awarded the prestigious Drinks Producer of the Year at the Lincolnshire Food and Farming Awards. The distillery, led by Lily and James Craven, fifth-generation farmers, has distinguished itself through its commitment to crafting exceptional London Dry Gin.
The Cravens' dedication to using locally-grown grain for their gin production illustrates a harmonious blend of traditional farming and innovative distillation. Tipplemill Distillery’s name itself is a homage to their milling history, symbolically connecting it to the joy of a fine drink. Their bottle design artfully narrates this legacy, with intricate details representing their farming lineage.
In their quest for perfection, the Cravens consulted Dr David Clutton, the only individual with a PhD in Gin. The result is a gin infused with locally foraged botanicals and the finest ingredients from around the world, distilled using sustainable practices. This meticulous process is a testament to their commitment to quality and environmental stewardship.
Tipplemill Distillery's accolade at the New York World Wine and Spirits competition underscores their excellence in the spirits industry. As they look to expand their range, their focus remains on sustainability, traceability, and enhancing natural habitats.
This award recognises not just Tipplemill Distillery's exceptional products but also their contributions to promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting the local ecosystem.
The Lincolnshire Food and Farming Awards are organised by Stonebow Media, publishers of The Lincolnite, and MyLocal Lincolnshire. The event was generously sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs, Duncan & Toplis, Visual Print & Design, Masons Rural, Fizzco and Sills & Betteridge.