Shropshire Brewer and Distiller Launch Hopped Gin Collaboration
Ludlow Brewery has launched Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin as its first signature House Gin, incollaboration with Ludlow Distillery, home of award-winning Ludlow Dry Gin.
The partnership has seen Ludlow Distillery’s owner and head distiller Shaun Ward
experiment in blending hops together with classic gin botanicals to produce a new and
unique gin. Combining three varieties of hops - Goldings, Fuggles and Citra - Triple Hop
Ludlow Dry Gin is a tantalising twist on the original Ludlow Dry Gin; and is No.10 in a series
of stunning award-winning gins.
Shaun Ward, Managing Director of Ludlow Distillery, said: “We’ve collaborated with Ludlow Brewery to devise a new and unique hoppy gin, merging the worlds of gin and beer. The Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin is the tenth release in our Ludlow Dry Gin range. We’re delighted with the finished product, fusing
a trio of popular hop varieties with classic gin botanicals to offer a uniquely aromatic gin with refreshing, smooth and subtle zesty flavours. This hoppy spirit is an exciting addition to our range, and we can’t wait to see how our passionate gin customers enjoy this.”
Ludlow Brewing Company Managing Director Gary Walters said: “Ludlow Distillery share
many of our core values, a commitment to handcrafting premium drinks using traditional
artisanal methods, and the finest quality ingredients.
I’m very fond of a classic G&T occasionally as an alternative to beer and welcomed the
chance to work with Shaun and his team to offer a signature gin in our taproom.
It’s a naturalfit to collaborate with another drinks brand in Ludlow. Ludlow Distillery’s spirits really do stand out due to their smoothness and quality, and we’re very excited to introduce our first foray into a house gin. We’re delighted with the final recipe, and hope that a locally produced, collaborative gin will go down very well with our customers.”
Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin is described as: An infusion of aromatic hops enhances the classic juniper character in Ludlow Brewery's first signature house gin, handcrafted by Ludlow Distillery. Quintessentially English hops: Goldings and Fuggles, combine with bold American Citra to offer a tantalising botanical twist on a traditional London Dry gin. Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin delivers the distillery's iconic, incredibly smooth mouthfeel, with hints of citrus and woody notes, leading to a perfectly balanced finish.
The base of the gin is classic English hops Goldings and Fuggle. Fuggle (or Fuggles) has
been revered as a classic English aroma hop for over a century, with delicate minty, grassy,
earthy and slightly floral characteristics; often used in conjunction with Goldings.
Goldings, the star of Ludlow Brewery’s flagship cask beer Ludlow Gold, is another
quintessentially British hop, with slightly spicy, earthy and sweet honey aromas and flavours. Completing the trio is US-grown Citra, arguably the most citrusy aroma hop in the world of beer. Renowned for brewing IPAs, and Pale Ales, the subtle addition of Citra introduces a
refreshing and aromatic infusion of zesty and fruity flavours.
Based at Ludlow Farmshop, Ludlow Distillery has been crafting premium award-winning
spirits since 2018, when the iconic Ludlow Dry Gin was created. This independent artisan
distillery uses traditional, copper-pot distillation, blending only the finest natural botanicals, with no artificial colours or flavours.
Ludlow Brewery is a small family-owned independent brewery, based just a two-minute walk from Ludlow railway station. Established in 2006, it offers a core range of cask-conditioned real ales alongside more modern craft brews, brewed by its pilot brewery, Derailed. Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin will be pouring soon at Ludlow Brewery, and available in 70cl bottles at £41.99 from the brewery, distillery shop and retailers of Ludlow Gin.
ABOUT LUDLOW BREWING COMPANY
Gary and his wife Alison Walters launched Ludlow Brewing Company in May 2006,
rekindling an industry which had been dormant in Ludlow since the 1930s when the last
brewery in town, the Ludlow and Craven Arms Brewery shut up shop. In March 2009, the
company had outgrown the old malting building in Corve Street and began a two-year
renovation of a derelict railway shed (built in 1857) on the same site, installing a new 20-
barrel brewing system. Ludlow Brewery’s taproom opened to the public in 2011.
For further info visit www.ludlowbrewery.co.uk.
ABOUT LUDLOW DISTILLERY
In September 2018, our hero brand, Ludlow Gin, launched using traditional, copper-pot
distillation. We are now the largest independent distillery in the region, supplying on and off trade across the four neighbouring counties: Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Powys.
In 2020, we incorporated John Villar Wines into our portfolio, a wholesale wine merchant
supplying independent wines to restaurants and pubs across our home region; recently
rebranded as Ludlow Fine Wines. All our wines are imported from independently owned
wine producers who share our ethos of producing the best quality product with integrity.
Between 2020 and 2021, the distillery family grew significantly, first with the launch of our
premium range of vodkas and rums, and then with the incorporation of Ludlow Whisky into our portfolio. Our first single malt whisky was released in 2021, and sold out in under three minutes, inspiring a new generation of whisky drinkers who appreciate beauty, craft, and quality.
In addition to producing our own premium, handcrafted spirits, we also offer full-service
contract distilling, as well as spirit consultation. Our commercial alcohol partnerships and
contracts to date, have been incredibly successful. Over the past two years, we have also
produced quality bulk spirits for major events companies, including supplying seven London
The launch of Ludlow Distillery visitor centre in 2023 marks an important next stage in our
growth as a brand, cementing our position as the largest independent distillery in the region, and providing a visitor experience that will enhance tourism in the region.
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