Mrs. Riggalls – Origins and Recipes
Family folklore has it that Captain Thomas Riggall was a wealthy Lincolnshire grain farmer. In 1803, he left his wife and farm to join the 10th Hussars regiment in fighting the Napoleonic wars. The family farm supplied grain to distilleries in London who satisfied the nation’s craze at the time for gin that was sweeping the nation. Mrs. Riggall, being an enterprising businesswoman, started her own distillery gathering distinctive ingredients from far and wide and so was born full-flavoured ‘sipping spirits’.
A drink for the more judicious and refined palate of the English upper classes. Family folklore doesn’t recall what happened to The Captain or to Mrs. Riggall’s business back then, but today’s Mrs. Riggall has resurrected the brand for today’s discerning gin and rum lovers. Mrs. Riggall’s ‘sipping spirits’ are made in Lincolnshire by the family business using high-quality smooth gin or rum blended with the finest flavoured ingredients to create an exceptionally fine and distinct flavour.