Dartmoor Distillery is the collaboration of a widely experienced team. A Dartmoor farmer, two Devon pub owners and a South Devon based master brewer. John Lawton has over thirty years experience in the Drinks industry and started Teignworthy Brewery in Newton Abbot with his wife Rachel back in 1994. Having made a success of the brewery, John decided to pursue his other passion and spent a lot of his time learning the distilling trade up in the Western Isles of Scotland.
Armed with his new found knowledge and skills, John approached a few liked-minded people and together they set up Dartmoor Distillery. He proceeded to finely tune his recipe by combining his local Dartmoor spring with fragrant botanicals – including the ones foraged during his walks on Dartmoor!
The gin has proven very popular with local pubs, shops, residents as well as holiday visitors. The Black Dig Gin has also won the 2017/2018 Food & Drink Devon Gold Award, of which the team are rightly very proud.