Our family has been farming in Norfolk for over 100 years, but can be dated back over five centuries in local parish records. Our relationship with gin started three generations ago, with our great grandmother’s sloe gin recipe.
As was the case for many agricultural labourers of the time, the hedgerows provided a different harvest, to that of the fields, and we still pick our sloes from the same trees and bushes that our ancestors did.
Whilst we have branched out in some of our gin production, our sloe gin is still made in the same way as it always has been, in the family farmhouse.
We wanted to make a gin that incorporates some of the best ingredients Norfolk has to offer. We also wanted our gin to reflect where it is made and the history of the farm building in which it is produced.
For that reason we make all of our gins in small batches within our farm-based distillery, located in our old dairy building. Every bottle of gin we create includes botanicals sourced on the farm and our spirits are distilled in our custom built milk churn stills, each one named after some of the cows originally milked there.
Walnut Tree Distillery
Walnut Tree Farm
Lyng Easthaugh NN9 5LN