Welcome to The Cambridge Distillery, the world’s first Gin Tailor.
William and Lucy Lowe are the husband and wife team behind The Cambridge Distillery, each with their own area of expertise.
William Lowe, AIWS, is our Master Distiller, hosting all of our tailorings and blending your bespoke gin recipes. His career in the drinks industry spans 19 years. He is a Wine and Spirit Educator to professionals in the industry, was awarded the title of International Wine and Spirits Championship Associate Judge of the Year, and is the winner of highly coveted Wines from Spain scholarship for the Master of Wine qualification. As well as featuring on judging panels for wines and spirits, he writes for various trade publications and websites as a wine, spirits and cocktail expert. William has recently been appointed as the Diploma Spirits Educator at the WSET, the world’s leading wine and spirits education centre. In his time off (!) he enjoys competing in Iron Man and other endurance events.
He likes his gin dry, with plenty of coriander, and his martinis with a lemon twist.
Lucy Lowe is responsible for our branding and marketing. Her background is in marketing and event management which perfectly complements Will’s technical skills. Her love of gin was in no small part the inspiration for The Cambridge Distillery. Passionate to the point of obsession on the subject of purity of flavour, she is the first obstacle any new distillate must negotiate in order to be accepted into our range. When not in the distillery, Lucy is most likely found on horseback or walking with Darcy.
Lucy’s favourite distillate is Earl Grey and she prefers her martini with an extra olive.
Those fortunate enough to visit the distillery are also likely to meet our brand ambassador, Darcy.
We capture pure botanical distillates for blending to the individual specifications of each of our customers. Once you have determined your own precise recipe, we store it under your own file, ready to produce more for you whenever you – and only you – order it. We are the world’s first gin tailor: you can read more about it on our Gin Tailoring page.