The delicious Fox Gins made just by Hull - with some brilliant flavours
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Apr 2019
A couple have taken their love for gin one step further by launching a new business together near Hull.
Fox Gins is the brainchild of couple Aimee Toomey and Oliver Beniston, who have launched the new venture in Kirk Ella.
The business has launched with three varieties of gin, branded as Northern Fox Yorkshire Gin, as the duo look to get in on the booming craft spirit market.
Aimee said: “Ollie and I actually grew up together in Barrow, and then when I was 24 I moved to Dubai with work.
“I spent a long time working abroad, and then moved back here in 2017. I decided because I had young twins I didn’t want to work for anyone else ever again.
Northern Fox Yorkshire Gin (Richard Addison)
“Ollie and I had always kept in touch, and when I got back from Dubai we ended up getting together and decided that we wanted to go into business together.”
Oliver’s background lies in microbiology.
His experience working for Heineken has made him the brains behind the flavours and creation of the gins, with Aimee heading up the tasting and marketing side of the business.
Fox Gins has launched with three types of gin.
One is a Yorkshire dry gin, with a traditional juniper and coriander taste.
It is joined by a traditional pink gin – infused with cinnamon – and a liquorice root gin.
Aimee Toomey and Oliver Beniston have launched Fox Gins (Richard Addison)
Aimee said the plan for the business was to get into markets and events across the region.
She said: “The craft revolution has been a dream for us. We have both enjoyed drinking and trying different gins and flavours over the last few years, so it inspired us to make our own gin.
“It has become a labour of love for us. We tried so many different recipes and shared them with our friends and family, before we settled on the three flavours.”
Aimee said the business was targeting local markets in Hessle and at the Humber Bridge to showcase its products.
Speaking about the surge in popularity for gin, Oliver said: “It has happened in lots of different areas.
Fox Gins is based in Kirk Ella, with three varieties available (Richard Addison)
“People want crafted things – they don’t want something which rolls off a production line.
“They appreciate something which has taken time, and has been done in small batches with a lot of love.”
Fox Gins has its own website, which you can visit at www.foxgins.co.uk .
You can also follow the business on Instagram, at @foxgins, and look out for promotion offers and giveaway competitions.