Gin and Malton; two of my favourite things and when you mix them together it’s soooo good!

Malton has been called Yorkshire’s Food Capital for a good few years now.  And I argue it should be called Yorkshire’s Gin Capital too.

Gin’s in fashion at the moment isn’t it.  But for me it’s always been a la mode.  Nothing says the weekend’s here like a gin and tonic on a warm evening sat outside, or relaxing in front of a real fire in the cooler months. As if you need proof:

gin from Malton

Here’s me enjoying a Rare Bird gin in Spring Cottage’s garden

Gin from Malton = the perfect combo

Here are my musings why I (and my girlfriends agree) think Malton is Yorkshire’s Gin Capital to:

a)   Enjoy a gin with a view; a lazy afternoon spent on the sofas at Rare Bird gin distillery in Malton’s Talbot Yard:

drinking gin from malton

the view from Malton’s gin distillery

b)  Witness the conversion on the comfy sofas, in said distillery, of a prosecco-only drinker to a rhubarb and ginger gin drinker!

c)  Visit Maison du Vin in the market place with their on-hand-to advise-staff, serving an array of gins, mixers and garnishes (it also serves wine!)

d)  Head for The New Inn aslo in the market place. It’s a real ale pub (ideal if hubby’s with me) serving Rare Bird gin, just as the distillery serves it, with Fever Tree tonic water (elderflower flavour optional) and grapefruit garnish.  Yes grapefruit.  You must try it, it’s the new lime! What’s not to love about Malton if you’re a gin drinker?  Fancy sampling this for yourself? 

Or make a purchase such as this to enjoy back in the comfort of your own special holiday cottage:

what to do in Malton