Meet the Team


Edward Gibson

Master Distiller

Regarded as one of the UK’s finest young distillers. He has worked as a Head Distiller across the country championing small batch high quality spirits. Over half a decade in the industry has seen Ed win 6 awards including a Gold medal in the IWSC scoring 98/100. Always happy to speak (at length) about gin.

Frank Toone

Frank Toone

Horticultural expert

With 30 years of Horticultural expertese, Frank prides himself on sourcing only the very best of botanicals. A keen lover of gin, Frank is always keen to explore new botanical combinations!


Matt Payne

Sales Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience in licensing, brand building and sales Matt renews his working relationship with Ed having previously worked together at Burleighs Gin where Matt held the role of MD.

His past experience includes delivering license agreements with major brands and icons including Marilyn Monroe, Kasabian, Leicester City FC and Harley Davidson.

Matt’s role at Global Distillery is to identify opportunities within the Sports and Charity sector and work alongside new partners to help develop and maximise the partnership opportunities.


Jonathan Marriott


A graphic designer, webmaster and brand designer experienced in creating unique product identities for clients.