Gin History

August 12th 2019

Where to be-GIN on the history of Gin?

Summers here & what better way to celebrate than with our Gin Event in store now! Whether you drink your Gin at a barbeque or out partying with your friends, Gin is a huge at the moment. Whether it’s fun flavours or traditional dry Gin you can’t go wrong. Whether you pair with tonic or add lemonade and some garnish, Gin is all the rage right now and we can understand why.

However, did you know some of your favourite Gin brands are actually from UK? We’ve gathered a list of some of Gins from our event to let you learn more about them.

Whitley Neill

Whitley Neill is made from a 100% grain spirit that is steeped with botanicals prior to being distilled in a beautiful antique copper pot still called ‘Constance’ who is over 100 years old.


Back in 2012 Zymurgorium embarked on its first entrepreneurial adventure and made Darke Crafts which quickly turned into the Zymurgorium in 2013. At this time, they were Britain’s sole craft meadery, making Craft Meads and higher quality luxury styles. It’s great to see this scene is now growing in the UK!


BLOOM London Dry Gin is distilled at the G&J Distillery in the North-West of England, where they have been producing Gins of outstanding quality since 1761.


Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin remains unchanged from the original recipe, closely guarded by just seven master distillers in our 250-year history.


Beefeater Gin is a brand owned by Pernod Ricard and bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom, by the company of James Burrough. Beefeater remained in the Burrough’s family control until 1987.

JJ Whitley

The Whitley and Neill families have been involved in the creation of fine spirits since 1762, using the very best ingredients from around the world.


It all began in 2009, in a tiny workshop in Hammersmith, London. Two childhood friends, Fairfax and Sam, had an unwavering belief in things well made – the way they used to be, the way they should be. So, they set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820.


Almost 250 years ago, Alexander Gordon started his distillery in London and set about creating the recipe for a brilliant tasting Gin.