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Locksley Distilling Co.

Eat, Sleep, Gin. Repeat!

North East
Cocktail Bar
Private Hire
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AboutLocksley Distilling Co.

In early 2013, John Cherry and Cynthia King stepped off a plane from NYC, and started Locksley Distilling Co. Ltd in John’s parents’ house in Sheffield. What began as one person in an attic, grew into a team of eight, operating from their distillery in Portland Works, a grade 2* listed building.

The small but passionate team have been bringing the unexpected to the spirits world ever since. Never happy to give you a tipple that you can find elsewhere, the team thrives on finding a unique twist to make their products quirky and memorable.

Their tours, gin school, and cocktail classes consistently receive 5* reviews:

“Cynthia and John gave us a memorable experience, leading us in a fascinating tour of their craft distillery and in making our own gin. They have such passion for what they do and hearing about their journey to this point was super interesting. They were friendly and engaging, and answered all our questions throughout the afternoon. The drinks we sampled were delicious; they have developed some fantastic products that I am glad I now have in my drinks cabinet!” -Lucy G TripAdvisor reviewer

With a maximum of 8 people for gin school, and 10 for cocktails it’s always a personal and interactive experience. An incredibly relaxed atmosphere, it never feels scripted or corporate.

“There is nothing more rewarding than sharing our love and passion for the products we create through events, gin schools, master classes, and tastings so that others can enjoy or be inspired by our journey.” – John Cherry founder

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If you’ve ever been to a Gin To My Tonic event, you will likely have encountered this wonderful distillery but now is your chance to visit them in their natural habitat!

Their Sheffield distillery offers so much to the avid gin lover with a huge variety of Gins and other spirits to get stuck into there really is something for everyone plus you can even make your own at one of their fantastic Gin School sessions!!

Along with the core range of spirits their industry favourite Co-Lab range highlights their passion for and innovation and collaboration. To date, the team has created upwards of 20 collaborative products (including the Basil and Olive which launched The Gin to my Tonic’s gin club) with other local producers, restaurants, and even a local theatre. Cynthia says, “We love brainstorming flavour possibilities with our Co-Lab partners; it is so satisfying when we are able to deliver exactly what they want.”

Check this little gem of a distillery out soon!

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CONTACT Locksley Distilling Co.


Locksley Distilling Co.
Unit 20C-1 Portland Works
Randall Street
S2 4SJ