Exmouth’s award-winning pub launches its own brand of gin

PUBLISHED: 17:30 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 17 May 2017

George Nightingale, with Spoken's new gin 'Quick Gin'

George Nightingale, with Spoken's new gin 'Quick Gin'


An award-winning Exmouth pub renowned for its spirits has launched the town’s first gin.

George Nightingale, owner of Spoken in The Strand, has just released its new ‘Quick Gin’.

Last year, the pub was recognised as the best spirits bar in the country in the Great British Pub Awards and 33-year-old George hopes the national recognition can continue with this new brand.

He said: “Of the stuff we stock, I thought there was a gap in the market.

“We’re the best spirit bar in the country, which has been well received nationally.

“I am extremely satisfied with the product. The customers who have had it have come back for more.”

To capitalise on the national success, George decided to come up with a new gin. Following more than 40 attempts to get the recipe right, ‘Quick Gin’ was born.

“There are lots of people who don’t like gin, however, we have converted lots of non-gin drinkers,” said George.

George also said the name came from a number of Spoken customers who often said they wanted a ‘quick gin’ before they left at the end of the night.

The spirit has now been listed by Wetherspoons in Exeter with a view to selling it at the rest of the chain’s national pubs.

George added that this has given him ‘great faith’ in what he has produced.

Spoken is not the first Exmouth-based business to begin producing its own brand of drinks.

Olly Bainbridge, at The Grapevine in Victoria Road, set up the Cross Anchors brewery following a crowd funding campaign and is now producing his own beer.

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