Welsh Sisters is a family company which produces award-winning contemporary Welsh gin. We use boldly unconventional botanicals to tell the story of the women who’ve always played a huge part in Welsh coastal communities. We produce small-batch dry gin, handcrafted from a coastal distillery in West Wales and are based in New Quay, a small seaside town with a rich history.
The Welsh Sisters story starts with two sisters (Becky and Tania) who were born in Cardiff and raised on the coast. We inherited our dad’s passion for the sea whether we liked it or not! Fortunately, we did like it, and have never really left. Our father was a captain of square-riggers and windjammers in the West Indies, while our mother is the descendent of the Kidwelly ‘wreckers’. (Wrecking being the art of looting shipwrecks.)
Women and the Sea
When we started producing our own Welsh gin, we wanted to do more than make it delicious. We wanted to tell the story of women from the past who inspire us in the present. Growing up on the Welsh coast, we were always aware of the women who’ve played such an important role in these communities. Their stories have remained hidden for some time so we wanted to help uncover their history and celebrate these iconic women. We’re here today because of their bravery and courage!
We support Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) with every bottle sold. WDC protects whales and dolphins around the world — including our very own local dolphins here in New Quay, Ceredigion — and advocates for plastic-free seas, a cause close to our hearts. Our bottles and bottle tops are recyclable, and we are working to ensure all our packaging is plastic-free.