The City of London has a rich gin history.
During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin shop in every street in the City benefiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London. The City of London Distillery which opened in 2012, has always aimed to bring back and maintain the heritage and history of London’s gin production.
When the Gin Craze ended, very few gin distilleries survived, and for nearly 200 years there wasn’t a single gin distillery in the City. That is until the City of London Distillery opened in 2012.
The Gin Distillery welcome Stationers and their guests to take a private guided tour of the distillery and discover the history of gin in London. They’ll explain the processes and techniques used to distil their award-winning gins and introduce you to Jennifer, Clarissa and Elizabeth – the wonderful hard working copper stills. Finally, your guide will take you through a 4-flight gin tasting – with more expert gin-formation. Whitley Neill Gin’s home is at the multi award-winning City of London Distillery.
This gin experience takes approximately 1 hour.
Tickets for the tour are £30 including a £5 donation to the Hall Charity.
Meet 11.30 AM for a prompt start at 11.45 AM:
CITY OF LONDON DISTILLERY LTD,
22-24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT