York Gin has revealed it had to dump a load of stock after the raid last month.
Losses from the theft “run into six figures” the company said.
The thieves broke into their distillery at York Business Park in Poppleton late last month, causing huge disruption to the York Gin team.
Now, however, they are fully up and running again, thanks to a ‘monumental effort’.
That means the company is once again fulfilling trade orders, yorkgin.com is operating as before and the two York Gin shops are open as normal.
Co-founder Emma Godivala told YorkMix Radio: “It was irritating because of course any stock we had – even tanks of gin that we had made before the break-in – we had to dump because we couldn’t guarantee that the people who broke in hadn’t in any way touched them.
“So we literally had to start from scratch.
“The good thing about gin is you can make it relatively quickly. It’s not like whisky, it doesn’t have to mature.
“So basically, our wonderful distillers got on and started making gin a day and a half after the break in, and have been running the still ever since trying to get back on top with all our core six gins.”
She said the team had done them proud. “We even had a former employee – Harri Marshall – volunteering on her day off from her new job at the Theatre Royal.
“And we’ve had support from lots of fellow gin makers. All in all it’s been really touching to know we have so many people rooting for us,” she said.
If you can help North Yorkshire Police with their investigation into the theft, call 101 quoting crime reference number NYP270620220070.