Gin Guild Member

Cygnet Distillery

Cygnet Distillery

Address:1, York Street
Telephone:+44 0330 1746 767

Cygnet Gin is based in Wales. Welsh Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE established it in 2022. The idea came in 2021 after she discovered a unique Welsh spirit. Her goal was to make hand-crafted spirits in Wales.

Katherine Jenkins designed Cygnet to appeal to women. The brand’s bottle design and the gin are aimed at female gin lovers. Cygnet is all about quality and is something women can enjoy.

Katherine worked with her husband, Andrew Levitas, and designer Eric Villency on Cygnet Gin. They focused on the design of reusable glass bottles, the brand’s logos, and the choice of botanicals. This led to Cygnet 22, a gin that’s good neat or with mixers.

The distillery in Wales has Blodwen, a 300-litre Arnold Holstein copper pot still. Katherine named it. Blodwen is key to making Cygnet Gin. Master distiller Aster and her team use traditional methods and Welsh water to produce the gin.

The Cygnet name is inspired by a baby swan, the animal symbolic of Swansea and the use of the number 22 for Cygnet 22 has special significance for Katherine as the expression was created in the year 2022, using 22 botanicals. Notably, Katherine was 22 years old when she was offered the largest recording deal in classical music history, so the number is close to her heart.