Nestled beneath the slate quarries of Dinorwig, Snowdonia, Jess and Lew perfected their first spirit, Blue Slate Gin - or 'Jin Llechen Las' in Welsh. The gin uses only plants and botanicals that can be grown on the hillsides of Northern Wales and the recipe was perfected over a number of months back in 2016 and 2017 to truly reflect the spirit of Snowdonia.
Jess and her husband & business partner, Lew, established the Dinorwig Distillery in October 2016 at their home on a windy Welsh hillside in Dinorwig (land of mountains, heather, sheep and slate!). After a mid-life career change, they decided to do something quite different, getting more in touch with nature.
Dinorwig's products are inspired by the landscape and culture past and present of the area. The aim is to make gin in the first instance focusing on local grown botanicals and supporting causes related to gin botanicals and conservation. Sales from their first gin, Blue Slate Gin, 'Jin Llechen Las' in Welsh, will make a contribution to Plantlife's work in juniper conservation and regeneration in the UK.