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Behind the scenes of our new Silver Knight Vodka

Dragon Slayer Distillery may we well known for our iconic luxurious gins, but there’s a new kid on the block… Silver Knight is our newest range of delicious vodkas. In December, we worked around-the-clock to perfect three outstanding vodka flavours: original, berry and citrus – each falling under our new Silver Knight label. While it’s

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Dragon Slayer’s iconic bottles

Bottle and labelling: Our bottles are more than just vessels for our gin; they are works of art that which help to tell a story. Each curve, ridge and quirk has been meticulously designed to represent the North’s iconic legends. With each spirit we launch, a new knight is added to our elite guild, each

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Dragon Slayer Distillery branches out into vodka

Our family-run distillery has launched Silver Knight, a new brand of vodka, bringing three flavours to the market: Original, Citrus, and Berry. We’re originally known for our gin, as owners Yasmin Gibson, and her father, Paul, decided to turn their gin-tasting hobby into a business. 27-year-old Yasmin has been determined to see the growth of Dragon Slayer Distillery, whose name was inspired

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Babies, breastfeeding, bottles and business

Happy International Women’s Day! Today’s a day to celebrate all of the achievements women have made, from encouraging equal pay, to discouraging discrimination and taking control over our futures. But why is this a notable day on Dragon Slayer’s calendar? Well, just after distillers Yasmin and Will launched the distillery back in 2021, Yazz fell

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How to make gin

Have you ever taken a sip of your Dragon Slayer gin and wondered how on earth we created such a delicious drink? Well, we’re going to let you in on the distilling process… Don’t get too excited, though! We’ll be keeping our top-secret recipes under lock and key, but the process of making the drink

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Why gin should be your go-to alcoholic drink

Dragon Slayer Distillery is saving January! That’s right… strap yourselves in as we’re about to list off the many reasons you SHOULD be drinking gin this month (in moderation, of course). Why is it that everyone in the UK seems to universally decide January is a depressing month? No goodies, no drinking… no fun! Well,

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Gin cocktails to impress your friends this Christmastime

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail on Christmas day? It’s the one time of year it’s acceptable to have a tipple before 9am! Ready to make the most of the free hall pass? Let’s rustle up some simple, but delicious, cocktails which will be sure to impress your friends on family on the big day.

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Dragon Slayer’s guide to Christmas gifts for gin lovers

The big man’s coming to town… and no, not Paul, we mean Mr Claus of course! It’s that time of year when you get a gin lover their obligatory bottle of the good stuff, but we want to help you spice things up this December. Though getting a loved one their favourite drink never goes

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Introducing our limited-edition Cask Aged London Dry Gin

Our County Durham-based distillery has launched its very first limited-edition premium gin, by putting our superior London Dry in a white oak barrel and aging it for four months. In June, we put a 100-litre batch of our Sir John Conyers gin into a cask, not quite knowing what to expect. Now, we have 140

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A day in the life working at Dragon Slayer Distillery

No day is ever the same when you juggle creating award-winning gins, running a distillery, and looking after your one-year-old baby; the days are hectic, but owners Will and Yazz wouldn’t change it for the world. So, what does a typical day look like for the distillery duo? Well, the pair certainly aren’t in need

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Get to know our gin distillery’s managing director

When you manage a gin company based in the North East, you’ll often find yourself locked away in the distillery serving up batches of gin, or out and about at events and markets. That’s pretty much how managing director Yazz spends most of her days, on top of balancing being a mum to her one-year-old

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Meet the historic legends who inspired our gin

Our collection of Dragon Slayer Gins are inspired by historic legends who, according to folklore, slayed ferocious dragons. Our distillery is located near Sockburn Lane; legend has it that the land was once roamed by the vicious Sockburn Worm. Learning of this folklore, combined with the strong desire to create the perfect gin, sparked the

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