Celebrate World Gin Day
Celebrate World Gin Day
9 of the finest local gin distillers in south west London and Surrey
The only gin in the world made with juniper berries from England, handpicked from Box Hill in Surrey, and infused with mint from Kingston-upon-Thames. Distilled and bottled in London, Becketts gin has a refreshing, zesty flavour that is also warm and aromatic with a slightly cool aftertaste. For the perfect G&T add plenty of ice, use a good tonic and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Exquisite.
The Good Life Gin
If you know which suburb of London this gin hails from you are showing your age! Juniper, pink grapefruit and earl grey tea combine beautifully to create this new contemporary style gin. Distilled in a traditional copper pot still appropriately named ‘Barbara’, the finish is aromatic with citrus notes and a hint of spice.
This small batch gin, distilled in Earlsfield, SW18, typically bottles 60 at a time. It’s a traditional Juniper forward London Dry Gin with notes of orange and honey. Inspired by escapism, dreaming, and sunny vibes, it makes cracking Negronis. Their Pink Gin, takes inspiration from Wimbledon Tennis, just up the road from the micro distillery in Earlsfield, and is a celebration of British Summertime and tastes of… what else? Strawberries & Cream. Yum!
Thames Ditton Gin
Steeped in local history, the gin botanicals of blood orange, lemon thyme and costmary, echo both the history of the medieval herb garden at Hampton Court Palace and the marshland of Thames Ditton. A crisp and elegant gin in the classic London Dry style, choose from Thames Ditton Original or Thames Ditton Pink.
Silent Pool gins are handcrafted with 24 botanicals in the heart of the Surrey Hills to create a subtle spice, delicate florals and fresh citrus.
This local organic gin is proudly made in Tooting. Graveney is a citrus lead gin with pink grapefruit and fresh orange, there’s also Grove Fever and Figges Marsh to try, too.
Haymans True English Gins
Hayman’s range of True English Gins are produced just as they would have been when their family first started distilling over 150 years ago. From the distillery in Balham, their small team use the same family recipe keeping the integrity of flavour. A True English Gin.
In 2009 Sipsmith set-up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820 in Hammersmith by three amigos, Jared, Sam and Fairfax, predicting our nations reborn love affair with craft gins. Sipsmith pride themselves on their hands-on crafting of small batch premium London Dry Gin, with bouquets of sweet botanicals and fresh Juniper, macerated in warm spirit overnight to burst the skins and release the essences.
Dodds gin is named after its originator Ralph Dodds who established the London Distillery Company in 1807. Now part of The British Honey Company it is still made to the same original recipe and to the highest standards by Master Distiller Jamie Baggott at the distillery in Buckinghamshire, just outside London. Lime and bay laurel greet the nose, with a subtle sweetness from the addition of pure honey collected from The British Honey Company hives.