Our plan was simple, to create the finest gin on the planet, an ultra premium gin; an opulent and triumphant spirit crafted by artisans. We decided to create spirits with powerful and vibrant ingredients and to develop techniques to maintain their freshness.
Our artisan distillery is the beating heart of the Gin Kitchen. Set in heritage buildings in the beautiful Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South East of England.
The Essence of our Spirits
Our iconic spirits share a truly unique style and character. Our artisans share a boldness to break conventions. Our team and our customers share a passion for fine spirits.
The gin and tonic was created by the British in 19th century India. They drank tonic water to fight malaria, but didn't like its bitter taste, so added gin! Our style of gin reflects the opulence and intensity of the era; it shines through the quinine.
Attention to Detail
Precision and attention to detail are the keys to crafting fine spirits. Every one of our batches has a unique character but they must all maintain a very high consistent standard. The ingredients are measured out to the milligram; a few grains of cumin too many in a batch of Gutsy Monkey and it will taste like a cold curry!
The end result is as important as the craftsmanship needed to get there. Our quality control is dependent on the refined palate of our distillers. It takes around three months of dedicated tasting to train the palate of a new distiller. It's important to know when to make the cuts during a distillation run and this can only be done by taste. When a batch is complete the distillers conduct a complete organoleptic assessment. This means assessing the appearance, nose, sensation, taste, flavour and finish, along with a subjective opinion. This is then repeated with tonic. A batch is only released if it meets our high standards.
Every bottle is given the care and attention it deserves. From the preparation of ingredients to the slow gentle distillation. Every bottle is filled, labelled and numbered by hand in our heritage 170 year old barn.
Everyone from our artisans to our events staff share a common bond - the passion for fabulous spirits. Love and laughter. #Do what you love every day.
We believe that creating fabulous spirits is an art. Art underlines everything we do and we're proud to work with several talented artists. We were the first to hold in-store live bottle painting at Fortnum and Mason; customers can buy personalised commissioned bottles in store. We have held interactive installations at the Royal Academy summer parties including an absinthe dream interpretation experience at their Surrealist Extravaganza and a multi-sensory live painting experience.