About the Abersoch Spirit Company
2020 will certainly go down in history as a year to remember. One positive we can take from the year is the realisation of long-standing pipe dream Abersoch Gin. Creator and local, John, has been wanting to create a bespoke gin for a couple of years. But with ongoing work commitments, John hadn’t had the opportunity to bring this dream to life.
John’s Father built and opened the first motel in Snowdonia National Park in 1965 and since then John has been visiting North Wales on holiday, enjoying the area with his family. After years of having a holiday home in Llanbedrog, John decided to move here permanently in 2019, taking over the Llanbedrog Beach Bar in March 2020. However, after only one day of trading had to close because of the Coronavirus pandemic. With the unusually quiet period, John turned his attention back to the gin. With over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, John has a wealth of experience in the drinks sector which has been invaluable in the planning and creation of Abersoch Gin.
John has focused his efforts on producing a speciality gin, taking inspiration from the beautiful coastline that he is lucky enough to call home. Inspired by the stunning scenery around Abersoch and across the peninsula, his debut gin has been expertly crafted to bring a little bit of Abersoch to everybody’s home.