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multi-award-winning lancashire gins

Multi-award-winning Lancashire distillery two of the youngest UK distillers

Well, what a year it has been for No.1 Fairham Gin. We’re now officially a multi-award-winning Lancashire gin distillery after picking up several awards for both of our Editions during the 2022 awards season.


April 2021 marked the launch of our Signature Edition after 12 months of recipe development. From starting in our outhouse at our address in Penwortham, Preston, with a 3ltr copper still to then moving into our first home at a small unit space with a 60ltr copper still, we’ve been on quite a journey so far!

“To think how far we have come in just 12 months is astonishing. From selling out of our Signature Edition pre-order bundles in just two days to now closing in on 1,000 trees planted in Lancashire with the Ribble Rivers Trust for every bottle sold, we couldn’t be more proud of our journey so far!” Liam Stemson

Our Editions boast a contemporary take on a traditional dry gin, with both being vapour infused, non-chill filtered and standing at an impressively tasty 45% ABV. Signature is our take on a London Dry Gin, with a juniper-forward base that is complimented with exotic citrus notes that are fresh and crisp on taste. Ochre Edition is an expression of a spiced orange gin, with the juniper more tarty in this one, followed by fresh orange, sweet clementine and a subtle finishing warmth from spices that include cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger.


At the end of 2021 we decided to enter our Dry Lancashire Gins into a select number of awards. This was to gain recognition from industry-leading experts and to also reassure ourselves that we are on the right track with our modern expressions.

March 2022 – IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition

Signature Edition – Silver Award

Ochre Edition – Silver Award

April 2022 – London Spirits Competition

Signature Edition – Silver Award

Ochre Edition – Bronze Award

May 2022 – The Gin Guide Awards

Signature Edition – Highly Commended

Ochre Edition – Winner

New Distillery of The Year – Highly Commended

“To get this recognition for our gins is incredible. There have been a huge number of entries across all the different awards in 2022 and to think we are up there with the best is a huge reward for all the hard work we put in. When we say truly handcrafted we really do mean it, from peeling and dehydrating fruits, distilling our gin, designing our brand, doing our own photography and even writing this blog – it just puts it all into perspective and gives us the confidence to push on in year two.” Ellis McKeown

As we go into year two as a distillery, we’re now even more keen and confident to explore our craft in gin distilling. We will always stand by the viewpoint of putting the juniper first, using botanicals to enhance it rather than overshadowing it, and making expressions that are unique to us and our brand. We’re absolutely positive that you won’t have tried a gin like ours, in terms of flavour, profile and character, so why not treat yourself to one of our award-winning Lancashire gins?

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