Trafford Startup Obtains Winner Status

New startup gin distillery, Lucky Bee Gin, is still overwhelmed at receiving winner status after only launching six months ago!

Hench – Winner High ABV Strength Gin – Gin Awards 2021

Best New High ABV Gin 2020 edition.

Geographic Highest Scorer for Britain.


Here, one of its founders, Katy Moore, shares some of the background to this new Trafford business, and how things have gone so far for the entrepreneurs.


When did you come up with the idea for Lucky Bee Gin?

The idea came about after a lengthy discussion one night regarding gin and it’s reputation for being a drink only widows or divorcees’ drink, the old fashioned saying “mothers ruin” would always stick in my mind when it came to anybody offering me a gin.

My curiosities got the better of me and we booked ourselves onto a gin tour with a chance to make our own at gin school.

We started our courses/planning/paperwork and research back in December 2019 – once we had both decided to “go for it” – it was non stop from that moment 7 days a week.

Did the Covid-19 pandemic cause you any issues to start with?

We knew from that night that we were going to do exactly that and “give it a go. ”  “how hard can it be we thought?”

Well, that was one long and at times tedious road, with curve balls coming in at all angles and courses postponed due to Covid – 19.  There were times if I’m being honest, where we wondered if we were up to it – whether we had what it takes to produce a stunning artisan gin with a brand to do it justice.


How have things gone so far?

Well, here we are nearly seven months down the line, with –

  • four flavours now constantly being distilled here at home
  • customers all over the country
  • companies in Europe wanting to work together
  • local bars stocking our gin
  • bottle shops stocking
  • three huge events planned – with the infamous “The Gin To My Tonic “ Show
  • and a brand new flavour currently in recipe development

What about the future?

Don’t get me wrong we are still learning all the time, from master distillers and educators in the field as well as constant research and design in copper stills always coming to the market – our future is kinda planned out in our heads – here’s to it developing into a reality and having our very own gin school here in Sale one day.


You can find our full range online at –

The bottle shop Altrincham stock our bottles to buy in 5cl and 70cl sizes.

Many bars and restaurants locally stock our gins too.

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