In December 2018, Taplin & Mageean opened the very first distillery in Wensleydale beside Leyburn station platform, North Yorkshire.
When Taplin & Mageean was established, there were over 300 known gin brands delivering mediocre-quality products in a saturated market. The cornerstone of Taplin & Mageean is premium quality, producing bold yet balanced recipes in the highest quality spirit possible across its range of award-winning single-shot distilled gins.
‘The mark of a truly premium spirit is a sipping experience that lingers and evolves long after each taste. Crafted in small batches, the debut range of slow distilled, single-shot gins showcase just how well a gin can be made in all categories: recipe, texture and nose’ - Barry Mageean, Head Distiller
The first batches of Taplin & Mageean were sold in December 2018 from a steam train parked on the Leyburn distillery platform, exercising a loophole allowing the company to sell alcohol without the need for a premises license. Since this launch, Taplin & Mageean has acquired over 60 independent stockists in Yorkshire, and over 30 in Northern Ireland.
The Taplin & Mageean range has already acquired notable attention and accolades from around the world, with their ‘Signature Edition’ winning a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards.