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Our Story

Our Story
Persian limes are key in our flavour profile and always remind us of all the amazing people we met in those places
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Travelling the world in the oil industry (hence The Nodding Donkey Distillery Company) exposed us to a rich selection of ingredients used in food and drink from a wide range of different cultures. None more so than in Iraq where the local people use Noomi Basra, or Persian Limes, in a vast range of cuisine. From cold sweetened drinks in the heat of summer, to warm teas and coffee laced with Cardamom in the winter; in soups, stews and almost every other meal you have. It’s instantly recognisable with citrus notes and sensational flavour.

Inspired by the revival in what we’ve always thought of as a stunning and versatile spirit, we wanted to make a robust gin with heavy notes of juniper but one which was perfectly balanced by the other botanicals. It’s taken us two years to get this far. We’ve had a lot of fun on the way and we hope you agree that it’s well worth the wait.

Nichola & Jamie Jarrold