Our Story
Neil Harrison and Mark Chambers

Neil Harrison

Master Distiller

Nelson’s Gin was created by one man – Neil Harrison. In a world wherein craft gins proliferate, Neil was certain that he had both the vision and the palate to create a distinct and exceptional gin.

With a Masters in Culinary Arts and having worked extensively in a 2 Michelin star restaurant, Neil knew that a pleasing and memorable tasting experience depends on the combination of many factors – from an inspired balance of flavours to presentation, context, and the all-too-elusive creation of ambience; the vital ingredient which owes more to alchemy than any kind of practicality. Neil combined his years of expertise and refined palate from the food industry to develop an exclusive range of award-winning gins.

Nelson’s Gin is made in small batches, to be enjoyed by those who appreciate its life-affirming qualities. It is the only gin made with the influence of a sophisticated 21st-century version of a ‘cottage industry’ along the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. With Neil’s creativity and dedication, Nelson’s Distillery has yet again produced award-winning Rum and Vodka, delivering exceptional quality and unique flavours not found anywhere else in the world.

As a connoisseur of an amazing gin, he started his own Gin and Vodka School. He wanted to share his knowledge and let others experience the joy of creating their own personal Gin whilst gaining an education in the history and the fine art of Gin-making.

Nelson’s Gin and Vodka school has won many tourism awards since its establishment; and by 2020, it is ready to embark on a global roll-out in major cities across the world.


Mark Chambers

Group CEO

Mark has influenced the world media business with his 30-year expertise in the field of digital content. He had successfully established global technology businesses both privately-owned and for private equity investors.

When the connoisseur meets the techie tycoon – Mark and Neil’s partnership is both unique and complementary in its own way. Neil creates world-class spirit combined in a unique swirl of flavours, while Mark brings the creative world of international brands through digital content and social media. This collaboration ensures that Nelson’s amazing product portfolio gets into the hands, and taste buds, of a global audience.

A lasting partnership to conquer the media world and have everyone enjoy the experience with every rich and flavourful drop of the spirits.

Meet Nelson's Asia Pacific Team

The team behind the first Nelson's Gin School in Asia

Alexandra Chan

Alexandra Chan

Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador

Entrusted to expand UK’s Nelson’s Gin School throughout Asia, Alex now leads the Nelson’s PH Team of Instructors to share this multi-awarded brand and experience to all gin lovers and enthusiasts in Manila. Her great love for food and beverages, combined with her passion to make genuine connections keeps her inspired to elevate these experiences for others.

Her background in advertising, video production and public speaking allow her to effectively communicate with all sorts of people in many different ways. She is also an Indoor Cycling Instructor, pairing fitness with arguably the healthiest drink of them all - gin!

Meet Nelson's PH Ginstructors

Rudolf Nierras

Rudolf Nierras

PH Lead Gin School Instructor

An intrapreneur building on his experiences to create his own business, with a passion for imparting knowledge to others. RC is an experienced leader who has taught various workshops, mentored entrepreneurship students and facilitated an educational summer youth camp. In his spare time, he teaches online English classes to foreign students, makes music, ventures into cooking and mixing drinks. He prefers sweet and intriguing drinks with high alcohol content.

Bruce Que

Bruce Que

PH Gin School Instructor

Bruce is a social entrepreneur and investor who believes in creating opportunities for those who need them. As a consultant for strategic operations, marketing, and merchandising in the food and beverage industry, he imparts his experience for a few brands in the Philippines. His passion for all things food and drink would naturally lead him to alcoholic beverages as he enjoys making homemade liqueur and tasting different liquors from around the world.

Nelson's Gin

Unit 601 RCI bldg, Rada Street,
Legaspi Village,
Makati City
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