Of Heartfelt History & Recipes: Nelson’s Cocktails & Canapés Book

Neil Harrison, the Founder and Master Distiller of Nelsons Distillery & School, and revered chef – is now the author of his very own recipe book!

Each of Nelson’s award-winning spirits takes the spotlight in his uniquely delicious recipes.

“It has been a tremendously wonderful journey for Nelson’s far.

But in all my years in the industry, I have experienced no truer pleasure

than in sharing my collection of creations for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

Neil Harrison

Neil’s love of food saw him train as a chef at Birmingham College of Food, where he gained an education in the art of cooking. Alongside his studies, Neil worked at the college’s Atrium restaurants, simultaneously acquiring in-house experience.

Upon graduating, he soon started work at the luxurious The Feathers in Shropshire. And not long after, opened a highly successful Australian-themed restaurant called Jumbucks, right in the city of London.

This allowed him the chance and freedom to finally get creative and push the boundaries of his menus. Neil’s love of experimenting with menus blossomed and very quickly, led to him designing his very own alcoholic spirits.

Though starting out as a simple hobby, it was to his great surprise that Nelson’s Gin became a huge hit!

Neil then took it as a sign to open his own Gin & Vodka School to share his knowledge of gin and gin-making with fellow gin lovers and more importantly, countless potential gin converts out there!

Today, Nelson’s Distillery & School has proudly grown into a worldwide brand. We have opened schools with luxury hotels in the Philippines, major cities in the UK, and more soon all over the world.

We are excited for what the future holds and hope to see you all right there with us, wherever Nelson’s may bravely venture off to next.


Tipple Treats For October: Nelson’s Sweet & Spicy Autumn Range

Get to know our 3 scarily superb spirits for the upcoming spooky season!

41% ABV

A beautiful blend of three rums, hand-picked from Barbados, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica is aged in oak barrels for three years, then infused with a natural pumpkin flavour.

Sweetened with Madagascan vanilla and seasonal spices, this festive feast is best enjoyed neat or mixed in with your favourite hot tipple.

The Pumpkin Spice offers a festive feast of flavours married perfectly with the robustness of the rum. Enjoy neat or in your favourite hot tipple.

41% ABV

A gorgeous result of the vibrant flavours of natural blackberry essence and the distinctly piney-citrusy qualities of juniper.

With its base of Nelson’s award-winning 27-botanical blend containing Thai lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, Madagascan vanilla, Sri Lankan cinnamon, and Brazilian pink peppercorns.

A spirit so invigorating and sharply enticing, perfectly captures the colourful and cooling transition into autumn.

41% ABV

The natural sweetness of chocolate finds its home with Nelson’s blend of three rums, hand-picked from Barbados, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

Aged in oak barrels for 3 years before infusion, this well-balanced spirit excites and enlivens the senses with each sip.

The delicious flexibility in this rum’s flavour profile makes it ideal to mix with cocktails, while its boldness is enjoyably distinct to serve neat.

Delight in all 3 flavours from the entire sweet to spicy spectrum of this season’s rums and gins. The complete collection is available in a 30ml pack, perfect for tasting sessions or as gifts to loved ones.


From 26th October (Pumpkin Day) to 31st October,
Nelson’s will be running an exciting Pumpkin Carving Social Media Competition!
Stand the chance to win a one-of-a-kind Nelson’s Halloween Hamper,
by tagging us in your most creative Pumpkin Carving pictures
and using the hashtag:


Facebook: Nelson’s Distillery & School Instagram: Nelsonsdistillery Twitter: @Nelsonsgin

Terms & Conditions:
1. By entering, entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. For entries to be valid, pumpkin carving images must be uploaded on social media, set as visible to the public, tagging Nelson’s account, and use the hashtag #PumpkinsforNelsons2021
3. Only residents in the UK, aged 18 or over are eligible to enter.
4. The winner will receive a Nelson’s Halloween Hamper which contains 1 70cl bottle of Nelson’s Pumpkin Spiced Rum, 2 Nelson’s Tumblers, and an assortment of sweets.
5. The prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and no cash alternative will be given.
6. The competition will close on 30/10/2021 at 11:59 pm.
7. There is only one winner in this competition. Nelson’s will pick out the winning pumpkin carving.8. The winning number will be announced on 31/10/21 at 7 pm on Nelson’s social media accounts.
9. To claim the prize, Nelson’s will contact the winner directly. Please ensure you are only responding to our official account.
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