Sipsmith Gin Moving To Chiswick

A third still is being set up for their artisan distillery


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Sipsmith, the artisan gin distillery, is to move into Chiswick.

The distillery, which is currently based in Hammersmith, was established in London in 2009 and became the first copper-pot based distillery to start up in London in 189 years.

Details of the move will be announced this week and it is expected to take place by July. It is not yet known whether the business will move its entire distilling business to Chiswick or intends to set up a third still in a warehouse locally.

Reports that it would be setting up a bar could not be confirmed.

Sipsmith produces its own London Dry Gin and a Barley Vodka, both produced in small batches of fewer than 300 bottles from an English Barley mash that is created off-site. Their stills are called 'Patience' and 'Prudence'.

The company is one of only four gin distilleries located within London's city limits. Sipsmith Gin has been voted fourth favoourite gin in the World's Best 50 Bars - behind behind Hendrick's Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire.

The Beefeater Gin Distillery (established by the John Burrough's Company in 1863), Thames Distillers, Sacred Microdistillery, The London Distillery Company, and Sipsmith are the only remaining licensed distilleries in the capital.

Sipsmith was launched by Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, former employees of Fuller's and Diageo.

The Sipsmith distillery is located on a residential street in Hammersmith on the site of a former microbrewery, later the offices of beer hunter Michael Jackson.


January 31, 2014

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