What make s a TV Camera Operator and a Travel Agent want to set up a drinks brand? Well it started in the summer of 2018 after a drink with friends, as these things usually do. We’re well travelled and love our food and drink and realised that there wasn’t a brand that was celebrating our beloved home town of Ulverston, so the morning after the night before, it still seemed like a good idea and Ulverston Gin was registered.

Having thought about things a bit more, we registered a name that was more brand-able in its own right though still honouring Ulverston - Wolftown. 

After a distilling course later that year and a lot of research, we decided that the best route for us was to develop our own recipe and get someone else to make it. With nobody in our region being able to help us however, we came across Bottomley Distillers - now Giraffe Distillers, in Lincolnshire, who made it simple and achievable. 

We decided that if that if this went well that we would stick with this plan until we could afford our own distillery. This was how Masons of Yorkshire and Bombay Sapphire began, so we are in good company.


After a Crowdfunder pre-order campaign, we launched at the November 2019 Ulverston Dickensian Festival (known as #DickFest!). We were applying seal labels until late the night before though all went well and I collapsed for a week.

Many batches down the road, what we now refer to as our Signature Gin, has an array of international awards and is much loved.

November 2021, saw the release of Wolftown Citrus Gin. It's a beautiful and smooth citrus forward gin that like its predecessor, won a Great Taste Award and was winner in the flavoured gin category of The Gin Guide Awards, achieving a score of 88/100 - swiftly followed by an 87/100 bronze award from the International Wine and Spirits Competition, which is our greatest achievement to date.

With a pandemic and challenging trading conditions since we began, we are proud to be still producing our two distinctive and contemporary, London Dry gins, for regular customers and Michelin-starred restaurants.

We're still not ready to set up our own distillery yet, though who knows what the future will bring.