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.
John’s Father built and opened the first motel in Snowdonia National Park in 1965 and since then John has been visiting North Wales on holiday, enjoying the area with his wife Juliette, whose family also had a base close by. After years of having a holiday home in Llanbedrog, John and Juliette decided to move here permanently in 2019, taking over the Llanbedrog Beach Bar in March 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 back to the gin. 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.
Marketing Director Emma has been visiting Llanbedrog and Abersoch for the last 15 years with her family and has always loved the area, which was also a favourite holiday destination of her parents when they were growing up. Last year she decided to move to the area permanently, where her family have been living for the last 2 years. Looking for a new work opportunity, and being a self-proclaimed gin connoisseur, Emma was very interested in the prospect of promoting 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 producing 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.