September 20, 2020

York Gin appoints Yorkshire gin legend as sales manager

York Gin have announced the appointment of Adam Cook as Sales Manager with immediate effect. Adam is a legend in Yorkshire gin circles, having been an integral part of the county’s now thriving industry from the very start.

He was Masons’ first full-time employee, contributing to the incredible growth of Yorkshire’s very first craft gin company. He hosted gin masterclasses, represented the company at gin festivals and was integral to the success of their early drive into the on-trade.

In 2018, Adam joined Sloemotion to help develop the brand – particularly in the on-trade. He built and led the field sales team, significantly broadening the availability of their products.

Adam says: “I’ve admired the York Gin brand since it appeared back in 2018. As a true Yorkie, I’ve kept a keen eye on the company as it proudly represents the city on the world stage. The fantastic gins are rightly winning international gold medals – most recently two golds in New York.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join a company whose ethos is to produce the best quality gin while being as eco-friendly as possible, treating their people well as a Living Wage employer, and representing my home city so well.

“With ambitious future plans in the pipeline, York Gin is a positive and ambitious company to join. I’m delighted to now be part of the team and I’m looking forward to introducing York Gin to the wider audience it deserves.”

Pete McNichol, co-founder and Sales Director of York Gin said: “We’ve all known Adam for years – he really is Mr Yorkshire gin! He’s a brilliant guy to work with – hugely knowledgeable about gin and the licensed trade, he has loads of experience and he’s just a great person to have around. He’s a real asset to the York Gin Company and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him onboard.”