Le Gavroche Gin: In Collaboration with Michel Roux Jr.

Nelson’s Distillery & School founder and master distiller Neil Harrison, himself a former chef, has partnered with two-star Michelin chef Michel Roux Jr. to create the Le Gavroche gin as a tribute to his restaurant of the same name.

Michel had been seeking a premium craft gin partner, to work with on this ultra-premium product, and proudly serve to his restaurant diners. After sampling Nelson’s unique Timur Gin by chance, he immediately knew he had found his other half.

Neil had always admired Michel and his work and had been fortunate enough to meet him on several occasions in the past.

Upon welcoming Michel into the distillery, the culinary-experienced pair got to work experimenting with different flavour combinations, until they produced the best gin possible.

The Le Gavroche is an ultra-premium gin that combines 28 botanicals to capture the very essence of Provence. An exceptional, masterfully balanced blend of floral, herbaceous, and spice flavours sitting at a lovely 41% ABV.

Starting 27th August 2021, the first 1000 bottles of this 70cl top-quality creation will be available for pre-order at £48, along with an exciting contest to celebrate its launch:


Stand the chance to win a meal for two at Le Gavrocheand a Shared Distilling Experience with Nelson’s Distillery & School. 

The first 1000 bottles of Le Gavroche Gin by Michel Roux are numbered 1 – 1000. 
Once the first 1000 have been sold, a number will be randomly selectedand revealed as our winner on Nelson’s social media accounts.

To claim your prize?
Simply send in a photo of yourself with the winning bottle to marketing@nelsonsdistillery.co.uk

Terms & Conditions:

  1. By entering, entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  2. Entries are made when purchasing 1 of the first 1000 bottles released on the 27th August 2021.
  3. Only residents in the UK, aged 18 or over are eligible to enter. 
  4. The winner will receive a meal for 2 at the Le Gavroche restaurant in London with a meet and greet with Michel Roux and a Shared Distilling Experience at any one of Nelson’s Gin & Vodka Schools. 
  5. The prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and no cash alternative will be given. 
  6. The competition will close when the first 1000 bottles are sold. No entries can be made after this point.
  7. There is only one winner in this competition. A number will randomly be selected out of 1000.
  8. The winning number will be announced live on social media once the last bottle is sold.
  9. To claim the prize the winner must send a picture of themselves and the winning bottle to marketing@nelsonsdistillery.co.uk
  10. The winner may be required to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this competition. 
  11. Drink responsibly: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk


Naughtical Mocktails: Riveting Alcohol-Free Recipes for All!

Our newest zero alcohol range, Nelson’s Naughtical, sold out almost immediately last week!

Were you able to grab a bottle in time?

Following this success, we are excited to announce that we have fully re-stocked and are ready to equip you with some phenomenal mocktail recipes to bring the best out of our most popular flavours!



  1. Muddle lime juice, jalapeño and mint in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add in Nelson’s Naughtical Timur and grapefruit juice.
  3. Shake.
  4. Add crushed ice to 4 short tumblers.
  5. Strain over equal amounts of the Timur + grapefruit mixture.
  6. Top with ginger beer and stir.
  7. Garnish with a slice of lime, jalapeño, and/or a sprig of fresh mint.
  8. Enjoy!



  1. Chop rhubarb into small chunks.
  2. Add rhubarb, lemon juice, caster sugar and water to a pan.
  3. Slowly bring to the boil, while dissolving the sugar. 
  4. Turn down the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Stir as you cook until the rhubarb is very soft and the liquid has thickened.
  6. Strain.
  7. Allow cooling.
  8. Chill in the fridge. 
  9. Once chilled, add the Nelson’s Naughtical Rhubarb & Custard and divide between 4 glasses
  10. Add ice, mint leaves and top with sparkling water.
  11. Garnish with rhubarb and lime. 
  12. Enjoy!