Our master distiller and owner, Nick, has spent 20 years in the drinks & spirits industry. His career started in Manchester where he was award-winning mixologist, running high-end bars and competing in cocktail competitions all over the world. Nick then became a cocktail bar owner and more recently held the position of brand manager for a global, award-winning gin.
Nick has harboured a long-standing ambition to create his own brand of gin for most of his working life and finally took the plunge to open the Three Wrens distillery in August 2019.
The location of our distillery is pretty incredible, and we are lucky to be surrounded by outstanding countryside. Ancient woodlands with up to 50 edible plant varieties of roots, shrubs and flowers, are all within a few minutes walk. We are able to grow our own herbs and flowers to use in the gins we make, and we pick them from literally right outside our doors.
Nick’s background in mixology and gin, enabled him to successfully turn his hand to distillation. Much of the skill set needed has been acquired over time with his experience of carefully pairing flavours together to create inventive cocktail menus. After an intensive period of study, distillers courses, trial distillations and exams, Nick made the first batch of Three Wrens in June 2019 and knew he had made something truly special.
We were honoured to be awarded a Gold Medal at the World Gin Awards in January 2020, for our apple crumble edition. This was the first competition we had entered and was judged by the UK’s top spirits experts, drinks critics and distillers.