Our gin was inspired by the fact that King William 111, or better known as in Hull as King Billy,played a huge part in bringing over the Juniper Spirit over to England from the Netherlands
It's very bizarre how our gin was founded, I have always been interested in Art but have never seem to of had the time. So I decided to tip my toe in the water again, by creating illustrations
of Hull using words. One of my illustrations was of Hull's popular statue of King William (King Billy)
I needed to research King Billy for relevant words to be used in my illustration. It was then it came to light that King William (King Billy) had actually played a huge part of introducing gin to England. Been a keen gin drinker myself, I went on a mission to track down a bottle of King Billy Gin to my amazement I couldn't find one.
I decided to get the people of Hull involved, so I digitally mocked up a bottle and posted it on our local Facebook Group Page "One Hull of a City", asking if Hull needed this gin and the response was amazing.
So through the Social Media post a chap got in touch, and said lets make this happen. He and his partner were actually in the stages of opening a Gin School. So together with my husband Mike we had a couple of meetings over the coming month's discussing recipes and enjoying plenty of tasting of tasting sessions, our first batch of gin was eventually launched on the 29th June 2018 and sold out straight away.