Loughborough Alumni


24 May 2018

New premium gin launched by alumnus and family

Alumnus Richard Thompson has launched Sing Gin, a new family-owned gin inspired by the Yorkshire countryside.

With the idea initially created by Richard’s father, Ian, the family have been developing and perfecting Sing Gin for two years.

Sing Gin uses seven botanicals including flax, a crop grown centuries ago in the family’s home village of Kettlesing. Rather than using grain, the gin is crafted using grape to achieve a smoother, fruity flavour.

Emulating the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, the gin is made in small batches for higher quality control, and its botanicals are crushed by hand at Richard’s family home.

With the first batch being produced in a small copper pot still in the family’s cellar, the brand is now supported by eighth-generation master-distiller Charles Maxwell.

As well as being closely involved in the gin-making process, alumnus Richard supported the branding, website and logistics during his final year at Loughborough. He continues to do so now whilst working at a project management consultancy.

Richard spent five years at Loughborough, four of those studying Construction Engineering Management and one doing a master’s degree in Business Management, graduating in 2017.

Find out more about Sing Gin online.


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