Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods began as an accompaniment to Raisthorpe Flyers, providing homemade raspberry gin for guests at elevenses. The popularity of the drink grew and in 2008 the company was set up, creating homemade gins and liqueurs out of the farmhouse kitchen. The business continued to grow and with thanks to funding from RDPE via Yorkshire Forward now operates from a brand new factory facility in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. From there our products have gone on to win numerous awards and two of our liqueurs are currently being used in the cocktail bars of Harvey Nichols nationwide. All our products contain only the finest ingredients (locally sourced where possible) created using traditional methods to create our delicious ranges.
What’s the best piece of business advice you could give?
If you have a great idea then go with it!
Where would you like to see your business in 5 years time?
We would like to see the brand become more National, and to be a supreme premium product.
If you could only cook one of your own products/recipes, what would it be & why?
Tangy Orange Vodka, Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Dessert - simply cook fresh rhubarb, ideally from the Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle), then mix with our Tangy Orange Vodka before adding to Greek yogurt. Why? because it's deliciously light and can be prepared in no time at all!
You can invite one person (living or dead) to your last meal – Who would it be and why? …and what’s on the menu?
The one person we would invite would be the painter David Hockney as he has painted many picture showing the wonderful places that surround Raisthorpe Manor, especially the one of the famous 3 Trees. In order to make David feel welcome, we would prepare a menu that would show off some of the fantastic products that we produce on the estate.
Very Boozy Lunch Menu:
Starter: Smoked salmon & vodka crème fraîche
Main: Partridge Cooked in Sloe Gin with Sloe Port Jelly Glaze with seasonal vegetables
Dessert: Eton Mess made with Raspberry Gin Liqueur