About Fordington


Fordington Gin, created in the heart of Dorset brings you a London Dry Gin with a special and uniquely magical twist. Fordington Gin is a contemporary Dorset Gin, bringing a taste that is gentle and distinctive in flavour.The aniseed and lemon balm add lightness to the Gin allowing for a subtle and creative taste for you to savour. As well as her Classic Fordington Gin, with so much experience, and an intense curiosity for the unusual Ros brings you Fordington Gin’s Gurt Lush a combination of classic juniper with fennel, wormwood and lemon balm creating a magical drink, and creating a fabulously original gin. Already winning Gold at Taste of the West, Gold at the International Women’s Wine and Spirits Award, Silver at the World Gin Awards and shortlisted by Great British Foods, Gurt Lush is a truly exceptional gin.
Ros Nelmes, creator of Fordington Gin is passionate about her product and about her home in Dorset. The county is peppered with some of the most exceptional food and drink producers in the country, from its rolling green hills to its majestic Jurassic coastline.
"The perfect Martini is made by filling a glass with Gin and waving it in the general direction of Italy" - Noel Coward
Having ordered a G&T in a local bar Ros was very disappointed with what she was served; her drink arrived in a toothbrush sytle tumbler – fresh from the dishwasher, still hot and rapidly melting the single ice cube…a soggy bit of lemon from a dish of stale water, a shot of gin and a squirt of tonic from the bar hose. Ros knew that Gin deserved much better than this…and so the Fordington Gin journey began! A bad gin and tonic is not good enough...Ros has extensive knowledge of the world of gin and gives talks on the history and making of gin over the decades on a regular basis.  See her video below for a taster…