When Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards visited Ruddy Fine Distillery last year, Director Rory Thorpe cheekily asked if Ruth could get their Gin into the House of Commons, with zero expectations of it actually happening. After a pleasant visit talking all things Gin and Bees, MP Ruth Edwards said it was certainly worth a go.
Then out of the blue a few weeks ago Ruddy Fine received an email link from MP Ruth Edwards office showing Ruth in the House of Commons putting the question to the then Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, requesting his assistance in getting their delicious Ruddy Fine Gin into the Estate. After stating that he was “all in favour of Ruddy Fine Gin” and no doubt a great deal of wrangling behind the scenes, Ruddy Fine Distillery were invited to the Strangers Bar at the House of Commons to celebrate Ruddy Fine Gin being made available to MP’s from all parties to enjoy in their downtime.
From humble beginnings with Rory and Cheryl have made Gin in their Kitchen in Ruddington as a hobby, Ruddy Fine Gin has now become the first Guest Gin in history to be served in the House of Commons.
“We could not be more proud!” says Rory.
“Huge thanks to Ruth Edwards and her team for all their assistance in making this happen and giving us such an amazing day and we hope very much that our Gin is enjoyed by MP’s from all over the Country. What a great way to showcase just one of the fantastic artisan products Nottinghamshire has to offer.”
The Ruddy Fine Distillery