2020 will certainly go down in history as a year to remember. One positive we can take from the year is the realisation of long-standing pipe dream Abersoch Gin. Creator and local, John, has been wanting to create a bespoke gin for a couple of years. But with ongoing work commitments, John hadn’t had the opportunity to bring this dream to life.

Re-locating from Cheshire to the area, John and wife Juliette took over Llanbedrog Beach Bar in March of 2020, however after only one day of trading had to close because of the Coronavirus pandemic. With the unusually quiet period, John turned his attention to the gin (plus plenty of dog walks with Bentley & Jarvis). With over 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, John & Juliette have a wealth of experience in the drinks sector which has been invaluable in the planning and creation of Abersoch Gin.

In another twist of fate, neighbour Emma moved to the area permanently in 2020, after visiting Abersoch frequently for the last 15 years with her family. The self- proclaimed gin connoisseur was very interested in the prospect of creating and developing a signature gin and so a new partnership was formed. Emma’s experience in Marketing and social media has allowed the Abersoch Gin brand to be brought to life.

John, Juliette and Emma have worked together and focused their efforts on creating a speciality gin, taking inspiration from the beautiful coastline that they are lucky enough to call home. Inspired by the stunning scenery around Abersoch and across the peninsula, their debut gin has been expertly crafted to bring a little bit of Abersoch to everybody’s home.