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John Walters speaks at Packaging Innovations

The Newmarket Gin is handcrafted in small batches by award-winning artisan distiller, John Walters, using the traditional copper pot still method, with the botanicals steeped in double-distilled English grain spirit.

The Newmarket Gin is an exclusive combination of ten botanicals in perfect balance to create a smooth gin, with a complex taste with hints of sweet pepper notes from locally foraged wild horseradish.

Originally produced for Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, a 4-star luxury hotel based in Newmarket, The Newmarket Gin was created to celebrate Newmarket’s 350 years of racing, handcrafted from local botanicals, including juniper, coriander, and Seville oranges, as well as locally sourced wild chives, Devil's Dyke orchid petals and alfalfa that is fed to Newmarket’s thoroughbred racehorses.

John Walters, master distiller, explained the process of bottling the botanicals: “We started by looking at the very best in the marketplace and identified areas where we could massively improve the offering. Taking the classic botanical juniper, we added a citrus surround to create a deliciously complex finish. Our greatest challenge was looking at the local offering and incorporating this into the product to create a true Newmarket Gin.”

The Newmarket Gin is available from Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Corney and Barrow in Newmarket, in small-batch lines. There is currently a limited edition available ‘Squires Reserve’ Original Newmarket Gin bottles with a RRP of £70 each.

Dr John Walters will be speaking at The Drinks Forum, Packaging Innovations. To register to attend and hear Dr John Walters present the brand with Bernard Gormley, Partner at Nude Brand Creation, click here. For further information, visit the Packaging Innovations or Luxury Packaging London websites or via the show team on +44 (0) 2031 964 300 or

31 August 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor