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The Lickerish Tooth

It’s not every day that you get a distillery inspired by the plague, although that was exactly the inspiration behind Lickerish Tooth. Oh, and Guys and Dolls. The plague and Guys and Dolls. We have some explaining to do.

Let’s begin in Egton in 2015, where one evening, while listening to Guys and Dolls the line ‘Standing there, gazing at you, with a sheep’s eye, and a lickerish tooth’ was sung. In that moment, Ste Donnelly, Tracey Donnelly and Peter Thompson knew what the name of their brand was going to be, and they also named their first gin Sheep’s Eye to keep with the theme.

Back to the plague, the trio also had an intrigue in the history of the illness and the quirky ways which doctors tried to cure it. Plague doctors were referred to as a ‘Mask'd Peste’, and they worse a mask that looks eerily like a bird, with herbs and spices in the beak of it to supposedly prevent infection. It was these herbs and spices that served as the starting point for the ingredients for the drinks, and each bottle has the distillery’s Mask'd Peste logo on it, as well as a lucky toad. Oh, yeah, during the plague doctors would also wear a toad around their neck, as they believed this would also fight off the disease, so each bottle has its own lucky toad around its neck!

The distillery was fully launched in the beginning of 2016, and is based in an old cow shed in Egton in the North Yorkshire Moors.

Sheep's Eye Gin

70cl, 42%

Only fans of Guys and Dolls will understand why a company called The Lickerish Tooth would produce a gin called Sheep's Eye, but we do rather like this quirky creation. The plague doctors over at the…  More info

Sheep's Eye Gin
12
$30.06
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Ginger Ninja Gingery Gin

70cl, 42%

A ginger-forward gin from the folks at The Lickerish Tooth, made with many of the same botanicals as their Sheep's Eye Gin, though with a few slight differences and, well, much more spicy ginger…  More info

Ginger Ninja Gingery Gin
7
$32.22

Lickerish Tooth Lemongrass and Mint Voddka

50cl, 40%

A refreshing lemongrass and mint flavoured voddka (yes, that's how they spell it on the bottle) from the Lickerish Tooth distillers in Teeside. Should suit a variation on a Mojito, or enjoying over…  More info

Lickerish Tooth Lemongrass and Mint Voddka
3
$19.36

The Kure Gin

70cl, 38%

An intensely floral gin from the chaps at The Lickerish Tooth in the North Yorkshire Moors, made with a selection of botanicals including lavender, cucumber, rocket and cardamom, among others.…  More info

The Kure Gin
5
$31.15

The Harbinger Gin

70cl, 57%

From North Yorkshire's Lickerish Tooth comes The Harbinger Gin, made with mixture of 14 botanicals (including juniper, lemongrass, black pepper, fennel, ginger, angelica, coriander and cardamom) and…  More info

The Harbinger Gin
$43.59

Lickerish Tooth Rosehip & Elderflower Voddka

50cl, 40%

A very elegant, floral flavoured vodka from the Lickerish Tooth folks in North Yorkshire, combining the flavours of rosehip and elderflower. The label looks a bit like an album cover, which is pretty…  More info

Lickerish Tooth Rosehip & Elderflower Voddka
$20.11

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