Founded in 2016, the Dyfi Distillery is a tiny, independent family distillery manned by brothers, Pete and Danny Cameron; the only distillery to win the Best British Gin Trophy twice (2017 and 2018)
Danny is a very good, longstanding friend of ours, one with an immaculate and discerning palate and a hard-earned knowledge of the quality drinks industry that is second to none. When he told us that he and his brother were about to make gin, we placed our first order before the still was built.
The distillery is near Corris, a village once famed for slate, now the area is perhaps better known as a UNESCO biosphere where the locals include ospreys, red kites and dolphins amongst their number. The gin is a result the brothers’ interest in explosives, extensive knowledge of local foraging and an unusual understanding of the intricacies of the wine world. The net result is an expressive take on their ‘terroir’, made possible by their unique and artisan approach to the botanicals used.
Also winners of two Wales Start Up Awards in 2018: These awards are open to businesses in Wales in their first three years of trading and the Dyfi Distillery were awarded both Food and Drink Start Up of the Year 2018 and Rural Start Up of the Year 2018. Congratulations Camerons!
"How can gin allow the natural environment to thrive?" on Support the Goals' website: https://supportthegoals.org/how-can-gin-allow-the-natural-environment-to-thrive/ This story shows how the Dyfi Distillery supports Goal 15: Life on Land, specifically Target 15.5: “Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.”