A Huge leap for Welsh wind as The Craft Gin Club, the largest gin subscription service in the UK, with over 100,000 members, has announced that In the Welsh Winds Signature Style Gin is its gin of the month for April 2022.
With its humble beginnings starting in a refurbished cowshed, the distillery now occupies a site on the idyllic welsh west coast at Tanygroes. Here it offers immersive visitor experiences around where it produces its award-winning spirits. Founded by a couple, Ellen Wakelam and Alex Jungmayr, in January 2018, the company has grown steadily ever since, now employing 16 members of staff across the business. Initially, crafting gin for brands, across Wales, the distillery launched its very own, In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin during the pandemic. This Signature Style has gone on to win several awards.
In early 2021, the Craft Gin Club approached In the Welsh Wind to formulate one of its 12 bespoke and exclusive craft gins for the 2022 clubbers. The distillery has been brewing up ideas in secret ever since. Welsh Wind had to keep everything hush-hush so that when the Craft Gin Clubbers received their box in early April, it was a complete surprise.
Distillery co-founder and director Ellen Wakelam told us
"This has been an incredible project to work on, from distilling enough gin to send out to over 100 thousand Craft Gin Clubbers, to working on the content for the magazine that is sent out in the monthly box. And of course, keeping such an exciting opportunity secret has been hard too! We’re delighted to be able to share what we’ve been doing.”
Alongside a bottle of Craft Gin Club Edition Signature Style and the April 2022 edition of Ginned magazine, Craft Gin Clubbers have received a handpicked selection of treats bursting with flavours of the Welsh countryside in Spring, including garnish, a cocktail syrup for a Gin Daffodil cocktail, tonic from Welsh producer Llanllyr and a variety of sweet and savoury snacks.
Jon Hulme, co-founder and CEO of the Craft Gin Club commented
"We’re incredibly excited to share this multi-award-winning gin from west Wales with our members! In The Welsh Wind, Signature Style Gin manages to be full of flavour yet exceptionally light and fresh. The gin’s subtly spiced flavours are also great for Easter, which we’ll be celebrating in style. Now, all we have to do is cross our fingers for plenty of chances to enjoy a G&T in the garden in between the April showers"
Huge congratulations to Welsh Wind, daliwch ati!