Below is a list of the top and leading Distilleries in London. To help you find the best Distilleries located near you in London, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
London’s Best Distilleries:
The top rated Distilleries in London are:
- The London Distillery Company Ltd – is proud to own its own state-of-the-art, bespoke, and fully computerized 1,000 litre capacity copper pot still
- Half Hitch Gin Micro-Distillery & Gin Store – came out of a vision to discover and revitalize Camden Lock’s former gin glory
- City of London Distillery & Bar – made gin distilling back to the City in 2012 after an absence of nearly two hundred years
- Bimber Distillery – was established with a mission to create top-quality sole malt whisky
- Sipsmith – the story starts with two childhood friends, Fairfax Hall and Sam Galsworthy
The London Distillery Company Ltd
The London Distillery Company Ltd is proud to own its own state-of-the-art, bespoke, and fully computerized 1,000 litre capacity copper pot still. It is one of its kind in the UK, for the guaranteed manufacture of high-quality spirits. The tailored still has a sixty litre extract chamber for carefully chosen botanicals to remove the purest of flavors for their artisan spirit range.
They are committed to sustainability, the still named Ada, is powered by four electric heating rods, and uses no gas or oil fuels, greatly reducing their carbon footprint. The distillery also hosts it’s own SALSA accredited bottling facility and has an HMRC compliant bonded storage for the warehouse of all their spirits range and third party spirits produced at the distillery in Worminghall, Buckinghamshire, England.
Honey, Spirits, Dodd’s Organic Gin, English Whiskey
“Delicious gins made on site. Dodd’s for more of an earthy, robust gin, Kew Organic gin for a fresher, lighter, and “juicy” style (explorer strength is wonderful) – all with beautiful packaging! Other drinks lurking behind the scenes too.” – Paul M.
Half Hitch Gin Micro-Distillery & Gin Store
Half Hitch Gin Micro-Distillery & Gin Store came out of a vision to discover and revitalize Camden Lock’s former gin glory. An exceptional choice of botanicals and original production techniques generate a gin that stands alone in taste and appearance. The London’s gin warehousing and distilling with their footprint stretching twenty acres from the Lock to the Roundhouse. Whereas the previous distillery and warehouse buildings stay, they have since modified use and those who walk on its surrounding cobble stones are joyfully unaware of its history.
Gin, Cocktails, Gin Store
“Micro gin distillery in the heart of Camden market. Don’t miss the opportunity to creat your own flavour gin. Top tip is to pick a really random flavour as it’s fun tasting it through the gin, even if they’re not directly complimentary. Our guide was amazing and came away with a deeper understanding no of all things gin.” – Noel M.
City of London Distillery & Bar
City of London Distillery & Bar made gin distilling back to the City in 2012 after an absence of nearly two hundred years. The City of London has a wealthy gin history. Within the Gin Craze in the 18th century, there was a gin distillery or gin shop in each street in the City exploiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming into the port of London. When the gin rage finished, few gin distilleries survived, and for almost two hundred years there had not a single gin distillery in the town.
That is until the City of London Distillery started in 2012. Through these two hundred years, the gin distilling method improved, and gin has been more refined with more delicate flavors. Then came the next gin revolution with the advent of the small-batch micro-distilleries, like them, bringing interest, variety, and experimentation, new botanicals, combinations, new gins.
Gin, The Bar, Shop, Cocktails
“Brilliant experience very helpful and knowledgeable staff.” – Ian H.
Bimber Distillery was established with a mission to create top-quality sole malt whisky using traditional methods that are seldom seen now. The journey starts at their single farm, where 100% of its barley is grown. It is then conventionally hand-mashed, floor malted, and fermented slowly for 7 days in its wooden washbacks that were handcrafted at their own cooperage.
They use direct fire to heat their small copper pot stills and mature the spirit in hand-picked casks. Lastly, its whisky is expertly blended and bottled on-site at their distillery. Its handmade technique to whisky production passionately blends traditional methods, expertise, and a complete commitment to quality.
Whisky, Bimber Klub, Shop
“Great experience! Luke who was leading tour have great knowledge which he can pass very easily. Thanks to his approach and atmosphere you just don’t want to leave this place! Bimber Distillery- great quality alcohol.” – Karol S.
Sipsmith pronounced the rise of a contemporary gin-aissance, and the 2 are not a concurrence. Find out the part they have played in inspiring a new generation of sipping through a year of excellent milestones. Its story starts with two childhood friends, Fairfax Hall and Sam Galsworthy, with a lifetime affection. Shortly, they had been presented to eminent drinks aficionado Jared Brown at a Negroni party and before the evening was out he was ready to join them on their mission to produce the world’s best London dry gin. Now, the gin scene is flourishing, since becoming the primary copper-pot distillery to open in London, they have observed lots of distilleries opened throughout the U.K.
Shop, Gin Cocktails, Distillery Tours, Events
“The best tour I have been on. Very good storytelling. Yummy drinks. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend for a night out. Tasted 6 different types of gin” – Chloe H.