The idea was first born in a local north east bar one Sunday evening way back in autumn 2014 Stu Lamb was sitting with an old school friend enjoying a refreshing G&T.
Staring out over the Tyne, watching a smattering of ships moving purposefully up and down the river, the conversation went something like this:
“I should set up a business”
“Good idea, what do you have in mind?”
“How about starting up a Gin Company?”
“Gin is really popular at the moment but you don’t know anything about it”
“It can’t be that difficult. I should have a go”
So he did. Two years later, a period of time which proved it WAS harder that he had anticipated he was finally able to produced a gin to be savoured.
Completely independent and self-financed, all of the research, setup and development have been done in house who later added some youthful exuberance with the addition of Stu's son, Adam Dobson Lamb who took over the day to day running of the business side.
The centrepiece of the operation is the Rotary Vacuum Still lovingly named Thelma, with picture of the whole operation due up soon!
The end result is the ability to quickly produce small batches of hand crafted award winning Geordie Gin.
This beautifully smooth gin contains juniper, liquorice root, white pepper, lemon peel, (and a hint of vanilla) as its primary botanicals which is funnily enough what it says on the back of the bottle.
Is it enough to make you want to try it?
The Geordie-Gin Co certainly hopes so.