York Gin sees strong demand for its new drink due to fresh lockdown

Harry and Hannah with York Gin

A gin inspired by the Terry’s Chocolate Orange has become a best seller as locked-down drinkers get into the Christmas spirit early.

York Gin says it is struggling to keep up with demand for the full-strength gin since it went on sale earlier this month.

The company makes the gin only two miles from the old Terry’s factory where the Chocolate Orange was invented and made for decades.

York Gin’s Master Distiller and co-founder Harry Cooke comments: “We gave it a soft launch last week on 1 November thinking a few regular customers might fancy giving it a go.

“But since the day it launched it’s been far and away our best seller – it’s already netted us several thousand pounds in its first few days. We’re having to work overtime to keep up with demand.”

York Gin co-founder and marketing director Emma Godivala comments: “The Chocolate Orange is the taste of Christmas. But this year boozy Chocolate Orange is the taste of lockdown too.”