Well it’s been a while since two individuals have enthused me so much about their craft but that’s just what Chris and Abbie, founders and owners of CooperKing Distillery in Yorkshire have just done.
A start up in every sense of the word (they actually built their distillery) Abbie and Chris have enthusiasm and passion by the bucket load and are possibly some of the nicest people you’d hope to meet too.
It’s all kicking off on Yorkshire right now. Well, not literally, I mean more from a beer/gin/whisky point of view.
As well as the many, many (successful) craft breweries opening, there’s also a swathe of gin and whisky distilleries too, Cooper King and Spirit of Yorkshire to name just two.
A little known distillery to me, although I pass within a gnat’s whisker of it each time I go to Islay. The Loch Lomond Group covers Inchmurrin, Glen Scotia and of course, Loch Lomond.
Micheal Henry, Master Blender, took us through 8 drams on the evening with the usual, well natured crowd of The Wright Wine Co.