Slingsby Gin is the brainchild of Mike Carthy and Marcus Black, two individuals who like to think and operate differently to their peers. Bringing the history of the famous Spa town of Harrogate was essential to the development of this gin.
Mike Carthy, a qualified chemist, had worked in the drinks industry for over three decades before co-founding Spirit of Harrogate.
Marcus Black is still a relative newcomer to the gin industry, having worked in mergers and acquisitions for 15 years before backing a partial management buyout of InterContinental Brands and joining the firm as Commercial Director.
The duo created Slingsby in order to pursue a different direction, though one that complemented their on-going work with ICB.