Kathy Caton, MD + Founder of Brighton Gin:
“Brighton Gin was born of a passion for gin, and a passion for the place where we live and play – we wanted to create a gin that embodies the Spirit of Brighton: unusual, playful and fiercely independent.
It started back in 2012 with months of experimentation with different ingredients, combinations, distilling techniques and approaches, and more than one or two accidents along the way (but we lived to tell the tale!) and lots of trying out recipes on fellow gin-loving friends until we finally hit the perfect blend.
Our distillation process removes the gluten from Brighton Gin, and we’re also the first craft gin to be certified 100% vegan, which includes our wax bottle tops and the gum we use to stick our labels.
True to our founding principles, each bottle is carefully washed and filled by hand, we stick each label on and dip every one in wax ourselves: no factory production lines here. We also try to keep our carbon footprint down by delivering in Brighton and Hove on our specially adapted gin bike – that’s a lot of huffing and puffing up some of those hills!”