Union Distillers Ltd., Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, UK.
in early 2012 by co-owners Mark Gamble and Lyn Taylor. Mark is an electrical
engineer by trade, with a background in commercial catering equipment design,
so it is no surprise to discover he designed and hand built their 25-liter
copper and brass still. The still is nicknamed “Gerald’s No.1”, or simply
“Gerald”, and is the first ever owner hand built commercial still in the UK. This
although is far from a one-man show, having hired his son to design the
branding and his daughter to co-ordinate the PR. What started out as a small
operation, run from a room in their house, has since summer 2014 been run from
a 3,000 sq ft distillery (producing up to 15,000 bottles per month).