Infused with heather…

Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Nathaniel Dance.

In 1768, the intrepid explorer and navigator Captain James Cook set sail on an epic voyage on HMS Endeavour.

To mark the 250th anniversary of the beginning of this land mark voyage, a new gin ‘Endeavour’ is a fitting homage to Captain Cook’s first voyage and the discovery of new horizons!

Endeavour, First Voyage, is a 42% ABV gin hand crafted in small batches utilising 10 botanicals including heather tips from the North Yorkshire moors.

The idea was initially born when Drs Lynette and Mike Bandeira purchased the Captain Cook Brewery & White Swan in 2016 and took full management control in July 2017.

They then subsequently purchased the Bay Horse in Hutton Rudby in August 2017 and in parallel agreed with the owners, John & Stuart Toovey, of the Stokesley Brewing Company / Wainstones Brewery to move their brewery into the Bay Horse which was completed in October 2017.

The idea of producing gin in the former Wainstones Brewery was formulated by Mike Bandeira and John Toovey together with the Head Brewer at the Captain Cook Brewery, Alan Platts and Ross Buchanan, who is the Head Brewer of the Bay Brewery / Wainstones brewery.

They formed in November 2017 a company called Spirit of Captain Cook Limited.