What does an Abberley Hall DT teacher do after he leaves? The answer may well surprise you...he founds and runs a gin distillery at the top of Mont Blanc!
James Abbott has founded his own distillery in the forest above the stunning village of Saint-Gervais, Mont Blanc, where he uses local ingredients to create a distinctive product. He says about his Gin, called Le Gin 'Of course, the gin is fantastic: as crisp and pure as Mont Blanc air. But what really thrills me is that we’re doing what we said we’d do: making a wonderful product that’s also environmentally responsible. I couldn’t be more proud.' The distillery is entirely sustainable, proving that you can do things without ruining the environment, he does not use plastic or glue but does use solar energy and recycled materials.
If you want more information on the amazing transformation from Abberley DT teacher to distiller there are some wonderful videos of the stunning area that James works in and the story of how he has developed his gin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRubP65jYbQ