About Fordington

Fordington Gin is created in the heart of Dorset bringing you a London Dry Gin with a special and uniquely magical twist.


Fordington is a new and contemporary Dorset Gin, bringing a taste that is gentle and distinctive in flavour.  The aniseed and lemon balm add lightness to the Gin allowing for a subtle and creative taste for you to savour.
As well as the original Fordington Gin which is available in 70cl and 35cl bottles, there is a delicious English Rose Gin, a seasonal Christmas Cheer Gin and a stronger Gurt Lush Gin to enjoy
Ros Nelmes is the creator of Fordington Gin. Ros is passionate about her product and about her home in Dorset.  The county is peppered with some of the most exceptional food and drink producers in the country, from its rolling green hills to its majestic Jurassic coastline.
As Ros says…
A bad gin and tonic is not good enough!
Having ordered a G&T in a local bar I was very disappointed with what I was served. It arrived in a toothbrush tumbler style glass, fresh from the dishwasher, still hot and rapidly melting the single ice cube. There was a very soggy bit of lemon from a dish of stale water, a shot of gin and a squirt of tonic from the bar hose. I knew that Gin deserved much better than this. And so the journey began. The next step was many Gin talks, promotions, courses on spirit making, distillery visits and of course lots and lots of tastings. As a result, Fordington Gin was born.
Ros has extensive knowledge of the world of gin and gives talks on the history and making of gin over the decades on a regular basis.  See her video below for a taster…
Ros Nelmes, creator of Fordington Gin
My background has come from a love of food, flavours and looking for new and different things. Fordington Gin was created from all this.
Ros at home with her chickens