Old Con Distillery Under Surveillance Gin 40% 50cl
Old Con Distillery Under Surveillance Gin 40% 50cl

Old Con

Old Con Distillery Under Surveillance Gin 40% 50cl

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    I am absolutely delighted to be the very first retailer to stock Old Con Gin - a true micro-distillery based in Birdsedge, West Yorkshire. I first met Paul and Lisa at a food festival in Malton in September 2021 and was even more interested when I found out they were based literally a mile away from where my in-laws live.

    Old Con is inspired by moonshiners who would create spirits to lift spirits during hard times - and let's face it, we're all going through some hard times now. Their gin is made in a small still in their kitchen, and the main focus of their botanical mix is locally sourced Yorkshire heather. When I say 'locally sourced', the heather flowers are actually handpicked from local fields.

    This is very much a juniper forward gin, with a good kick of sweet aniseed, but a floral note then takes over and it becomes really quite fragrant. What impresses me even more is the rich mouthfeel - Paul and Lisa are clearly taking a good amount of the cut early on, with the weightier vapours providing a rich texture. It's a belter for a Dry Martini and even more so in a Vesper, as the spicier notes work brilliantly with Cocchi Americano. And there's enough bite to work with pretty much any mixer, although I do recommend a decent ginger ale.

    Paul and I had a great discussion about the likes of Grappa, and it sounds like Paul is looking at experimenting with other spirits outside of gin. They already have a great grounding even at such early days, and his enthusiasm for more unusual flavour profiles makes me VERY excited!

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.