A family designed still

Designed by the Lawton family

Master brewer John Lawton, having gained his skills from a master distiller on his long visits to the Western Isles, conceived a plan to create his own unique still, with the help of his cousins Giles, Oliver and Robert Lawton - and crucially, the Lawton Tube Co. Ltd, which has been making copper tubing for over 100 years from their factory in Coventry.

An artisan gin still

John and his cousins designed their artisan gin still which they christened "Ethyl Ethel". This process took them a long time to finesse, but it was worth it in the end as "Ethel" gives Dartmoor Distillery's gins the unique quality their customers love and desire.