In the News: Colchester trio create new gin inspired by north Essex coast
In January we joined the team at 3Amigos Artisan Spirits and artist James Dodds on a creative journey to produce a brand identity for Oystermen Gin. 7 months later and it’s now officially available to buy at www.oystermengin.com
It’s been an absolute pleasure to be involved and we can’t wait to share more of the project with you in the coming months.
THREE best friends have launched a new high-end gin brand inspired by their love of the north Essex coast.
Retirees Gavin Miklaucich, Godwin Baron, and Grahame Malcolmson have created Oystermen Gin, a spirit infused with an oyster leaf, a hint of Spanish lemon and a twist of Japanese sansho pepper.
The friends were set to launch the product across the food festivals of north Essex this summer, but with events curtailed due to Covid-19, were forced to move their plans online initially.
They spent the spare time producing bottles of alcohol hand-sanitiser for Colchester Hospital, but were finally able to release their spirit to the public late last month.
Gavin, who lives in Abberton, said: “Due to the outbreak we realised we were a bit stuck and we had to go online straight away. We probably wouldn’t have done it for a little while otherwise.
“But in a way it was a blessing in disguise. It has gone really well, the subscriber business is building up really well.
“A lot of people will buy a new gin to try it then never order it again, but we have had some return customers too which is encouraging.
“We have already started work on our second batch which we were not expecting so soon.”