Craft distilleries are springing up just about everywhere. Even in spare bedrooms in Huddersfield. Part-time music teacher Dr Jacqueline Dumigan, for example, is enjoying an unexpected but satisfying new career as a distiller, operating out of her daughter Natasha’s former bedroom in her Netherton home.
She got the idea after being taken to a gin tasting in Leeds by her son Sam. “I wasn’t looking to get into the gin business at all,” she says, “but we got talking about it and it seemed like a good idea. Perhaps it wasn’t the best time to make a life-changing decision, after drinking a lot of gin, but I absolutely love it, it’s so much fun.”