Master distiller fulfils lifelong dream with new Lincolnshire gin launch

Master distiller fulfils lifelong dream with new Lincolnshire gin launch

Tristan Jørgenson’s first craft gin is now on sale.

Massingberd-Mundy Distillery, based in the Lincolnshire Wolds has launched its first artisan craft gin.

Produced and bottled on the 3,000 acre South Ormsby Estate in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Burrell’s Dry Gin is named after local historical figure, Charles Burrell Massingberd.

The gin has been created by expert distiller, Tristan Jørgensen who’s previously worked for internationally renowned drinks company Laphroaig Distillery as well as craft distillers, Chase Distillery, Newton House Gin and Avalon Distillery.

Despite his extensive experience, Burrell’s Dry Gin will be the first gin Tristan has created from scratch at his own distillery.

Head Distiller of Massingberd-Mundy Distillery, Tristan Jørgensen said:

“Throughout my career, I’ve helped to produce a wide range of craft gins, but this is certainly my proudest achievement to date. It’s a big moment for me and my family.”

“At Massingberd-Mundy Distillery, we’re creating an absolutely exquisite range of artisan craft spirits and our first drink, Burrell’s Dry Gin, is now ready to be enjoyed.

“Made with locally sourced ingredients and our magnificent hand-made copper still, Angelica, we’ve worked hard to give this gin an exceptional taste and smoothness. I’m sure it’ll be enjoyed by casual drinkers and connoisseur gin-lovers alike.

”I’m so excited to launch this new Lincolnshire gin which pays tribute to the heritage and history of our new home.

“While this is a huge moment for us, this is just the start of the journey for Massingberd-Mundy Distillery. We’re already hard at work on our next drink, which is as delicious as it is surprising… but you’ll have to wait a little longer for that one.”

Tristan moved to Lincolnshire last year to establish the new Massingberd-Mundy Distillery in Driby in partnership with South Ormsby Estate. He now lives with his family next door to the distillery.

Over 13 years, Tristan’s career as a distiller has taken him across the whole country, from the Scottish Isle of Islay to Somerset and Dorset. Now, he’s made his home in Lincolnshire where he intends to stay.

Tristain said:

“We’ve travelled all over, living and working in some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but we’ve decided that Lincolnshire is the most amazing place. We love it here on the South Ormsby Estate and we intend to stay here for good.

“In forty years from now, I’d like to have built this into a well-known brand and retire on the estate, having trained an apprentice to take over from me as master distiller. It’s been quite a journey and I feel like it’s all been leading to this. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Massingberd-Mundy Distillery is named after the family which owned the 3,000 acre South Ormsby Estate for almost 400 years.

Burrell’s Dry Gin is named after Charles Burrell Massingberd who was the squire of South Ormsby Estate between 1802 and 1835 and was also the High Sheriff of Oxen. Charles was a man of modern tastes who invested in the local area and adapted his ancestral home, South Ormsby Hall to become a stylish hall of restrained refinement.

True to his character, Burrell’s Dry Gin is a classic, smooth and crisp London Dry Gin which builds on tradition with a contemporary, fruity flavour.

The creation of Burrell’s Dry Gin was the result of more than a year of rigorous research and flavour testing. Fortunately, the production of Burrell’s Dry Gin wasn’t affected by the nationwide lockdown, although Tristan’s plans for a glamorous launch party had to be shelved.

Although pubs and bars are presently closed, he hopes that the new gin can support the trade once restrictions are lifted.

Tristan said: “Ultimately, we’d love for our drink to be sold in bars, pubs, restaurants and in shops, which are having a really tough time at the moment. I’ve got a lot of respect for the drinks industry and I hope that this exciting, Lincolnshire-made gin can help them out when they’re able to reopen.”

“Meanwhile, we have a fully contactless online ordering and delivery system, so we can hopefully make lockdown a little more enjoyable for everyone.

“With its warm and fruity flavour, Burrell’s Dry Gin is perfect for a long evening by an outdoor fire pit, or add a twist of orange peel and ice to unwind in a sunny spot in the garden.”

“With its warm and fruity flavour, Burrell’s Dry Gin is perfect for a long evening by an outdoor fire pit."

Massingberd-Mundy Distillery is one of the latest businesses to have been established at South Ormsby Estate, as part of the estate’s ambitions to revitalise the local area.

Supporting the growth of new rural businesses and the local economy as well as restoring and conserving historic buildings and the rural environment is central to the estate’s ambition to make the area a better place to live, work and enjoy.

Estate spokesperson, Damien Howard-Pask said:

“We’re really excited to be launching the first commercially produced gin from the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tristan’s passion for gin and his expertise in distillation has helped to produce a drink which is beyond any other I’ve tasted.

“We really want small, rural businesses like this to thrive at South Ormsby Estate because it has such a positive effect on the whole area.

Launching at Massingberd-Mundy Distillery has meant Tristan and his family are now able to live and work in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and they’ll be creating more jobs in future as the company grows.

“The distillery is also helping to support a wide range of other local businesses, from label makers to marketers, and, of course, by using locally-sourced ingredients, it’s supporting agriculture, which is so important in a rural area like South Ormsby Estate.

“Moving forwards, we hope that the distillery and all other current and future businesses on the estate will have an increasingly positive impact on the local economy, community and the rural environment. We couldn’t be happier with our fantastic new gin.”

Burrell’s Dry Gin is now available for purchase from the South Ormsby Estate website for £39.00 per 70cl bottle, with free contactless delivery. Order online or find out more about Massingberd-Mundy Distillery at

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