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Hotham's Distillery - Hotham’s Award Winning Gin School and Distillery

02/09/2020 An immersive gin experience you'll never forget.

Hotham’s Award-Winning Gin School and Distillery - Yorkshire's Number #1 Visitor Experience, and home to Hotham's Cardamom Gin, Hotham's Original and Hotham's Leeds Dry Gin is something that London Drinks Guide readers should check out.

Hotham's range of gins and vodkas are distilled on-site in micro-batches of no more than 50 bottles. Produced by hand in traditional copper alembic stills, their gins blend cardamom, lime, basil, rose and lavender with juniper berries and coriander seeds, resulting in a range of fragrant tipples that are hard to resist.

Customer demand for Hotham’s refined gin creations has led their new offer - a new gin subscription service, allowing members to receive a limited edition bottle each month. The service includes free delivery and will launch with Hotham’s Summer Edition - a citrusy blend that perfectly encapsulates the sunshine season. 

Hotham’s have just this month celebrated their second birthday, having launched their Hull Gin School back in July 2018. Hotham's enjoyed almost immediate success, thrilling both locals and critics alike with their expertly crafted gins and vodkas. 

The awards came thick and fast for the boutique distillery, kicking off with the local Food and Drink Awards, where they walked away with the Yorkshire Drink Award for their Hotham’s Cardamom Gin. This was closely followed with a Silver Medal at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition, and four wins at the White Rose Awards 2019.

The White Rose awards included Gold for ‘Yorkshire Experience of the Year’, two silvers for ‘New Tourism Business’, and ‘Small Visitor Attraction’ and bronze for the ‘Producer and Makers Award.’  In July 2020, they received news that Hull Gin School had once again been shortlisted for Yorkshire's White Rose Award for Experience of the Year 2020. Their Cardamom Gin continued its winning streak, bagging a silver medal in the London Spirit Competition 2020, and their newly launched Hotham's Leeds Dry Gin took bronze. The icing on the cake for Hotham came days later when they have announced a finalist in the prestigious national tourism awards held by Visit England. Considered the ultimate seal of approval within the tourist industry, each finalist is carefully selected based on quality, innovation, and best practice.

To experience Hotham's Gin School and Distillery, and their excellent range of spirits for yourself, visit


Hotham's Cardamom Gin

Micro-batches of no more than 50 bottles are distilled by hand in traditional copper alembic stills. Hotham's Cardamom Gin pairs perfectly with spicy foods. You'll smell the eucalyptus-like aroma of cardamom as soon as you open the bottle. Beyond the familiar taste of juniper, lies an unmistakable piquant, warm cardamom kick. For the perfect serve, we recommend that you serve over ice with a quality Indian tonic, and garnish with a single coriander leaf. Traditionally, this spice was used to treat melancholy and depression - Hotham's Cardamom Gin really is a spirit to lift your spirits!

Winner of the Siver Medal for Flavoured Gin in the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2019 Winner of Deliciouslyorkshire - Taste of Yorkshire Award 2019 Highly Commended - The Gin Guide Awards 2020 Winner of a Silver Medal  - The London Spirits Competition 2020

Botanicals: Juniper Berries, Green Cardamom Pods, Coriander Seeds, Gentian Root, Orris Root

Hotham's Leeds Dry Gin: Bronze Medal at London Spirits Competition

In the heart of Leeds, we distill micro-batches of no more than 50 bottles by hand in traditional copper alembic stills. Juniper berries and coriander seeds are joined by the fragrant and delicious flavors of lime, basil, and ginger, in a traditional London Dry style gin. We recommend that you serve over ice with a quality Indian tonic, and garnish with a basil leaf.

Botanicals: Juniper berries, Coriander seeds, Lime, Ginger, Basil, Angelica root 

Dietary:  Vegan, Vegetarian.

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