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You are very very close to having a truly unique, amazing gin, in your hands…
Steel River Gins
…..currently have two editions. The Stainsby Girl Edition (selling now) and the Clasico Edition (coming in early November).
They are a little bit me, a little bit you, a little bit of what I’ve learnt on my gin travels, a touch of Teesside boldness, and a fair bit of Andalucian flair.
They are unique, they are easy drinking and very very moreish. They have been a long time coming too. Alot of graft, a fair bit of craft, a hint of guile, and alot of effort, love, tears and sleepless nights have gone into getting these gins out there.
But, they are my creation. And mine only. No teams, no designers, no backers, no partners. Just me, for good or for bad. And now it’s time for me to hand them over and let them go out and make a name for themselves.
Personally, I think they’re fecking gorgeous!
I hope you do too.
The First Ever Steel River Gin!
STEEL RIVER GIN – Premium-Flavoured.
Stainsby Girl. Limited Edition.
I dont think you will have seen a bottle like this, a design like this and tasted a gin like this.
STEEL RIVER is a PREMIUM-FLAVOURED Gin. It is not a mass made, generic, samey, bland gin.
The “Stainsby Girl” Edition is my take on the London Dry style, but infused with Prickly Pear Cactus fruit (found all around my country home near Granada in Spain), and also coloured with the magic Butterfly Pea flower, which is used in Eastern medicine to treat women’s ailing libido!
( So……just saying ladies! )
There isn’t another gin in the world with Prickly Pear Cactus fruit as the main flavour.
It is THE summer G&T, fresh, bursting with watermelon, pink grapefruit and fig aromas, and kept in line by a strong juniper backbone.
Very very easy drinking but a complete one-off!
Steel River Gins are unique.....
But don’t just take my word for it….
Yum yum yum. Hand delivered and tastes amazing! Beautiful bottle too
Absolutely brilliant combination of flavours to your gin! From order itself to delivery, it shows how passionate you are doing this. The longest introduction email I’ve read by far for an online purchase and the funniest and down to earth intro. The packaging is brilliant and hope to try the Classico flavour next!! Thank you!read more
Terrene JY Duggan Chew
Purchased El Classico as a gift for hubby's Christmas, it's just love and refreshing. Good to have something a but different. Takes pride and place in our Gin Rack A+read more
Absolutely amazing service from a local person! The level of care and attention to detail that goes into this is brilliant. From the order receipt email, to the wax sealed bottle, to the hip flask, to the hand written note on the box. A clear passion for what you’re doing and well worth every penny!read more
Bought a bottle (blue) a few weeks ago as a Christmas gift for my parents so couldn't comment until now. The gin was absolutely delicious, even my husband who doesn't like gin will now order it in bars that sell it. Also recieved a hand written thank you note with the bottle which included batch number etc which I thought was such a nice touch. Will 100% be buying more and have recommended to all my gin drinking friends. UTB 👍read more
Kristen Harrison Heath
Amazing bottle and information booklet haven’t opened it yet waiting for a special occasion it’s a wonderful Xmas present many thanks for dropping it off in time for Xmas many thanksread more
Thank you Jay Byers, steel river gin for making a special trip on Boxing Day to deliver my Gin. That’s what I call first class customer services 🤩🤩🤩Thanks.read more
My parents loved their Christmas gift... A bottle of the stainsby girl edition. Thank you for hand delivering it in time for Christmas. (My mam was a stainsby girl!’read more
I cannot fault Jay at all. I ordered a bottle of Stainsby Girl Gin for my husband.Coming from Teesside this gin has obvious sentimental meaning behind it. Jay has kept me updated from ordering to delivery, the bottle even came with a personal hand written note and batch certificate. ( please all do check junk email) I was impressed with how well informed I was, the personal service I received but also sitting now reading the emails to my husband (who’s gift it was) I am emotional at how humbled yet blown away Jay is at the success of his own business. I can’t wait to open the bottle and try this gin as the reviews are amazing. I suffer endless mocking from hubs for being a smoggy but if he loves and accepts me then he will surely love Steel River Gin. Thank you Jay, and teething problems do happen with any new business but honestly it’s not been an issue at all as a customer. Honesty is the best policy, and I have appreciated being kept up to date with any delays that may have occurred. Thanks once again Jay and Thank you for amazing service, and we wish you every success. Everyone else get buying this Gin and support a fantastic local business. Xread more
so i won a bottle of el clasico gin in a comp with ink bar!! omg what a beautiful tasting gin!! i was reluctant to open it as the bottle alone is amazing...but the contents is so much better!!!read more
Just amazing. There needs to be no further words. if you haven't tried it...just do it!!
Words do not do this gin justice.. Try it for yourself 👌🍹
Firstly, fantastic service from Jay with great communication. Now the Gin, presentation of the bottle, as others have said, is excellent, so much so that you perhaps want to leave it unopened - but then you'll miss the the real treat. The Stainsby Girl Edition gin has a fantastic, fruity smell (sorry that should be nose shouldnt it) which immediately makes is moreish. Couple that with the violet (or Steel blue) colour and you have a very enticing drink. Mixed with tonic the fruity flavour continues and remains as a lovely, sweet aftertaste in the mouth. Well done Jay, a locally produced gin for Teesside to be proud of.read more
not open yet ! waiting for Christmas prezzie of my son
Fab gin, loved the packaging and the little personal note can’t wait to give it a try 😍 speedy delivery as well even though was told there would be a delay xxread more
Just had ours Stainsby Edition delivered, problem is i don't want to open it and spoil the top lol.Great personal service and great advertisment for our area.read more
Just received my very first bottle and it comes with mixed emotions as it’s a a Christmas gift😭😭😭 fantastic service and the presentation is just awesome!!! Jay👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻😍read more
Love this gin... but more than the gin, I love the bottle! I’ve got a bottle of each now and can’t wait to crack this bad boy open over Christmas! UTBread more
Beautiful presentation. It's almost too pretty to open. Will have to order another bottle for keeps. Brilliant local product to put Teesside on the map for the right reasons.read more
Love the gin, love the service and the personal note that comes with it. Thanks Jay. Merry Christmas!read more
Thank you so much for my lovely gin ! Loved the personal delivery service and chat am going to buy the new one ! Great service and communication with a sense of humor 😁read more
Would love to be able to recommend it but still havnt received my order which was placed and paid for on 6th September, can do without the stress of chasing this up continuously at this time of year, and have not had one reply! Either sent me my order or Ill have a refund please, thanksread more
Beautiful gin, amazing packaging and top class service.
Absolutely exceptional gin from an exceptionally hard working man. I sell it in my bar and I drink a lot of it myself. My customers absolutely adore it. Can't wait to try the new one.Thanks for everything Jay, you are a gent 👌read more
Thank you very much for the Gin Flask great service
Got a bottle of steel river gin stainsby girl for my birthday. its absolutely lovely!! the bottle looks awesome, the little attached hip flask is a nice touch and it tastes amazing! love it! will definately buy another bottle!!read more
Stainsby Girl limited edition - spot on!
Well I need to thank my in laws - when I unwrapped my birthday present today to find Stainsby Girl edition - it looked simply stunning - we poured a double topped with a decent tonic and watched it turn pink - it smelt amazing - but the real best bit is the taste ... simply amazing ! As far as gin goes - this is it.... the best.read more
Firstly, what a wonderful personal service with the delivery! It really adds to the experience, what with the personal note enclosed in the package, and having to crack the wax seal! Also LOVE the teeny hip flask...adorable! As for the gin itself...gorgeous! I just ADORE the colour change as you add the tonic (Fever Tree Mediterranean, although, I’ll be trying a Cucumber with it which I think will add whole new fresh dimension). The watermelon smell and flavour is beautifully soft, leaving a delicious aftertaste. It’s VERY easy to drink and very difficult to stop...I’d best be ordering another bottle or two!! The best bit is that it’s local. You can’t beat supporting a business that’s close to home. #Superbread more
Laura-Mae Lolly Fright
Fantastic product, poor logistics.I appreciate this is a new company, and teething problems will arise, but customers should be informed of wait times at the time of ordering.My last bottle - bought as a leaving present - arrived after my colleague had left the company.The Gin is definitely worth the wait, however the wait becomes more and more tedious each time :(read more
Quite simply, the best gin on the market
Just got our first bottle of Steel River gin...it's stunning! - the nicest gin I have ever had...so smooth.read more
Personal delivery tonight. Thanks Jay x
Couldn’t wait till the weekend to try after a mid week delivery! OMG I wasn’t disappointed 😊👍🏻 it’s amazing! What a beautiful taste and so matched the description ☺️ the whole experience has been amazing, ordering was so easy, I am so impressed by packaging, the leaflet and the personal letter. Thank you so much I will definitely be ordering again soon as this bottle won’t be lasting long 😊read more
Got my bottle today. Tastes delicious with notes of violet, hibiscus, lavender and rose. And I’m loving the hand bag size hip flask. Definitely another bottle will be bought �read more
It tastes wonderful, so different, love the way it changes colour when you add tonic!
Thank you so much for my delivery today I’m reluctant to open the bottle it’s so pretty!! I love the little flask and such a lovely touch with the handwritten note. I will open it eventually but for now it’s looking pretty on the sideboardread more
Just opened up my first bottle, best gin I’ve ever tasted. Can’t wait to try the Classico.
a beautiful drink both in the bottle and the glass! x
Great Packaging, Great Product, Great customer service in keeping their customers up to date with not only the status of their order, but the complexities of everything that goes with it. Highly recommendedread more
Best ever this shud b in the shops so I can buy it coz I love it xx
Still waiting for the bottle i ordered on the 15 of September have sent you 2 emails since and no reply will be ringing PayPal very shortly hope you answer thisread more
Gerard Mc Ginley
Beautiful gin, beautifully packaged, beautifully designed and beautifully delivered! Jay I truly hope you continue your dreams and continue making great gin, always remember, I’m a great tester! I’m not a quality controller for nothing you know x Good luck for your future endeavours 💜read more
We attended the bank holiday gin cruise in Durham, a fantastic day and won a free cruise this weekend in the raffle.It is a sad state of affair when they don’t uphold their raffle prizes or even answer your emails regarding this event.Needless to say we are extremely disappointed and certainly would not recommend this event, please be aware anyone taking part.read more
Looks amazing and tastes great 🖤 Thank you x
Surprise from my husband. Absolutely love it!
Helen L Furphy
having 1 in the Griffin thornaby very nice 👍🏻
Steel river gin is uniquely flavoured, and is one of the best Gins I have ever tasted.
Gorgeous very unique Gin, I’ll be posting a further order soon
Loved it and just ordered another 3 as gifts for Christmas. Well done 👍
Thank you for a great great cruise tonight from Edinburgh. Steel river was delicious and will definitely be buying a bottle. Good luck for the future and we will be back for another cruise xread more
Jay, Thank you so much for our hand delivered gin received yesterday. My wife was in a state of shock when she answered the door and it was a great early birthday surprise. We cannot wait to try, what a unique buying experience and bottle looks amazing thanks so much xread more
just received a bottle of stainsby girl looks and tastes amazing beautiful bottle and packaging thank youread more
Got my first bottle today and very impressed. Looks amazing and tastes even better. Well worth the wait. Keep it coming Jayread more
Delicious and fruity! Really enjoyed it and loved the packaging!
Still waiting for the gin my partner ordered nearly 2 weeks ago. No reply to 2 emails. Money taken but no idea when it's expected . He even mentioned it was a birthday present but too late now.read more
Gorgeous gin, full of flavour. Excellent service and a personalised note from Jay. Lovely personal touch. Can't wait to get my hands on the clasic edition when it comes out. If it tastes as good as Stainsby Girl, I'm in for a treat!read more
Lovely Gin ... something different!! Will definitely have again .
Haven’t opened the bottle yet as it’s just been delivered! But can’t wait to try this and if I’m honest... I fell in love with the bottle first and foremost 😂😊read more
Katie Macca MacSween
Had a Steel River G&T (or 2!!!) on Saturday night with dinner at The Curing House - it was delicious. Really refreshing and smooth. I loved it. Highly recommended 🍸read more
such a different taste, you will love but difficult to describe. xxx
Great gin, great service and kept up to date with progress of order.
this gin has a beautiful taste.. even for those that font like gin it's really lovely and gin lover or not... u will almost certainly enjoy this one. we sell alot of steel river gin at kenzies bar. it's became our new and one of our most popular drinks. try...u will not be disappointed ❤😊read more
Had this gin in our family pubs , usually only like a robust dry gin but this gin is now my firm favourite, great flavours & the fact it’s local , it’s bloody lovely 😊read more
If I could only have one drink for the rest of my life it would be this!!!! It’s amazing!!
Probably the nicest Gin I've ever tasted!, I ain't no gin enthusiast but went for a quiet drink in the local last week (The Derry) and spent the best part of £40 on 4 drinks (tonics expensive) and didn't even mind it was that nice!! well done on doing the North East proudread more
Amazing time on the Edinburgh Cruise last night. Absolutely loved your steel river gin. Even though i probably murdered it with lemonade 😂 Will defo be buying a bottle and be back on the cruise next year. Thanks for a great night Jay!read more
Beautiful Gin! I was so happy when I saw this on the shelf when out for a family that I couldn't get to the bar quick enough. I have been eager to try it for weeks and I certainly was not disappointed. I'll be ordering a bottle to enjoy at home as soon as I can. Such a beautiful refreshing taste I can't wait to have it again.read more
Just arrived today! Very impressed with the bottle, the colour and the taste!! Will be recommending to everyone, thank you Jay :)read more
Carla Michelle Weldon
It’s Amazing taste and it’s fantastic colour changing.
***** tried this gin last night - delicious ordering another. Thanks Jay
Cracked open this gin tonight where we live in Indonesia to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Was worried about the colour and im not a fan of the gin craze but wanted to support local and give a unique gift to my other half . Absolutely loved it. It’s bubblegum meets watermelon in a really really good way. Will be trying them all. The personal service was top notch too.read more
Love it!! Hope to purchase a bottle or two for my hubby & sister for xmas. xx
Wow, what an amazing gin. Been looking forward to the bottle of Stainsby Girl, arrived today and tried tonight. Great theatrics, wonderful taste and well worth the (short) wait, thank you, definitely will be buying again!read more
Tried some for first time at orange pip last weekend (july 18) and bought some on the spot, other than struggling to get into the bottle (the wax seal didn’t open as i thought it would) Once open and poured i loved it even more! Taking this on a road trip to Manchester for a friend to try as it is amazing and she is dying to try it and add it to her collection! I especially loved the hand written note I got in my box it was such a lovely gesture. Happy to say i’ve found my new favorite drink!!!! 😁read more
OMG Iv just had my first taste of stainsby girl and it’s blown my mind , it’s the best ever ever gin ever thankyou Jay your a genius xread more
Cracked a bottle of this amazing Gin last week for my daughters 40th birthday, from the first pour to the last sip, amazing flavours, smooth and very moreish, in fact far toooooooooo moreish, I now need another bottle, as do not want to open the other bottle I have in the cupboard due to the amazing presentation. xx thanks Jay for the whole experience Wow Wow Wow xxread more
Had my first taste of Stainsby Girl tonight, Transfixed, from the first blue pouring, through the purple tonic addition and on to the most amazing flavours. What an experience � � �read more
Thank you so much for the quick delivery of the Gin it’s now on it way to the USA � my dad and step Mam where over the moonread more
Bought two bottles of the Stainsby Girl limited first edition, one to open - one to keep. I couldn't bring myself to break the seal though, the bottle looked so good! Anyway, I finally gave in to temptation and WOW - what an amazing drink... it's my new favourite! Now I have to use all my willpower not to open that second bottle that I'm keeping. Will definitely be buying more �read more
Introduced a bottle to our Gin range at our Bar No.17 at Bishop Auckland yesterday. Wow what a belter. We will need another by the end of the day. Branding is amazingread more
Gorgeous gin! Well done Jay xxx
Just tasted your Stainsby Girl gin with Andrew Rogers - and I ageee, it is fucking gorgeous
WOW I've given in to temptation and have to say I'm very impressed. The taste is spectacular and nothing like I've tasted before. Always been a Bombay Eastern/Sapphire girl but this has definitely got so much more depth to it. Colour is amazing and about to order more for daughters. Thank youread more
OMG! Amazing!! Thank you! The bottle is so beautiful, my other half didn’t want to open it...but we’re so glad we did. Unreal!read more
Tried it for the first time last night, loved it x
@the_big_gin_experience tonight I held a gin tasting evening and the Stainsby girl went down a treat they loved it neat with ice! They now want to purchase some!!#theginexpert #thebigginexperience #gindiscipleread more
So my Gin arrived yesterday, well packaged and with a hand written, personalised note to thank me for my purchase and telling me what batch number and bottle number I received. Little touches like that go a long way.The gin itself is such a beautiful purple colour. Smells absolutely amazing. And well the taste... Its out of this world. I have never tasted anything quite like it.Will defo be keeping a constant supply of 'stainsby girl' in the cupboard and super excited for the launch of the 'classic'.Well done Jay, you have most definitely put teesside on the Gin map �read more
Samantha Joanne Bradbury
Loved it, fresh and unusual fab colour!
Amazing totally love Stainsby Girl !! But more importantly extremely impressed with the service, super fast delivery and the packaging is amazing!!!!Thank you so much Jayread more
I love this gin.....How do I get hold of some? ��
Lee Stewart Gray
Well Jay what can I sayYou have pulled off a blinder hereAbsolutely fantastic on the nose and pallet I would not add a garnish or ice Just enjoy as a sippy in a small glass that’s been in the freezer A little something in the post today for you as a thank you Glad I bought 2 bottles as one is for keepingGet the marketing right and this is a winner You’ll be running that still every day soonCongratulations on a superb GinAndrewread more
Got my long awaited gin, it promised to deliver flavours summer and Spain. I am a dry gin drinker and the dryer the better so was a little concerned as I don't like the gimmicky gins available everywhere but wanted to support a local guy. It is delicious. The flavours at first seem fruity but it's so much more than that, it was a taste sensation. Dry, not too sweet, the smell is delightful enticing you to try it. You won't be disappointed if you try it it. Can't wait for the next Steel River Gin. From an impatient woman, the wait was worth it.read more
Stainsby Girl Limited Edition. Worth the wait! It is quite an unusual flavour but lovely all the same. I look forward to trying Jay’s other gins when available.read more
This is an amazing gin. It tastes delicious and smells gorgeous. It’s also a beautiful colour. Flavours of watermelon , grapefruit and summer. Just add tonic & ice. If you like gin - you’ll LOVE this! Try it you will not be disappointed ���read more
Wishing you all a fantastic 2019. I don’t go for this “Prosperous New Year” stuff, as for me, it’s all about HEALTH, HAPPINESS, FAMILY and LOVE. So I wish you all of those things in which ever shape or form they come in. Well, what a year that was! 2018, you have been very kind […]
https://twitter.com/stephbreakfast/status/1077561742497062917 Well, I survived the crazy, chaotic seven weeks, that you good people have given me, by your sheer deluge of orders for my gin! Im so thankful, and so very very paggered! (thats a Teesside word for knackered!). Its been a tough seven weeks, lots of ups and downs, and obstacles to get over, […]
19/12 THATS ALL FOLKS! Well, until Boxing Day. I need to concentrate on getting gins out for Xmas. So no more online sales for a week. Thanks for your understanding, and wishing you a FANTASTIC GIN FUELLED CHRISTMAS!! And THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your orders, the last 6 weeks. You’ve nearly killed […]
Not a massively professional video (thats coming) ….but you get the idea! El Clasico – Shake it and See!
Hola!!!!!! How the devil are we today! So…..it’s BLACK FRIDAY “Where are the deals Senor Gin!?” I hear you cry, from your laptop, at work, tossing it off, in between watching “Cat knocking over naughty children videos” (a particular favourite of mine). Well, I do indeed have an offer for you good ginny gentry. […]
I posted this on my Facebook page this morning. But it kinda feels right o post it here too. Morning! WARNING……It’s one of them posts! (thankfully for you all, a little less frequent these days!). Coming up 6 months since I sold my first bottle of STEEL RIVER GIN“Stainsby Girl” Edition. I remember being, stressed, nervous, […]
This new gin, my EL CLASICO Edition (the red one!), is inspired more by my time in Spain. A place I ended up again in 2016 to regroup and get my life back on track. I spend a fair amount of time in Andalucia still, Granada, Malaga, Nerja and Cabo de Gata are particular favourite […]
HOLA!!!!!! Sold my first bottle of STEEL RIVER GIN a little over 5 months ago, on May 1st 2018. I was thinking, hey, if I just do something good for my region, for gin lovers, for my own state of mind! that’s all I need. Well, I was talking to a big distillery owner in Scotland yesterday […]
Ran home after school especially to try this beauty, that I think I just perfected last night in the lab (at last). STEEL RIVER GIN “Clasico” Edition. Pomegranate & Pistachio Premium Flavoured Gin. I may be slightly biased………but….. Oh my fecking days! End of October launch me thinks! Time to go National with my gins. Too […]