Starting at Whole Foods in Richmond and finishing at The Turks Head in St. Margarets…
Fabulous Gins distilled in and around Kingston
Gin has got it all – it’s zingy, flexible, gorgeous and an all-year-round absolute favourite. Here in Kingston we’re blessed with some super-clever, creative gin distillers so we thought we’d pull them into one place – so gin lovers and gift buyers can keep it local!
Bone Idyll, Kingston
London Bone Dry Gin, Blushing Pink Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Botanical Rum, Aged Rum and Vodka. Plus cocktails including Espresso Martini and Barrel Aged Negroni.
“Curious creators of small batch spirits and cocktails, crafted with character + hustle”. Not only is Bone Idyll a stand-out, creative distillery, it’s also a bar and a Gin School – Gift alert!!! See the website for details.
Find Bone Idyll by the River Thames on Water Lane, Kingston (KT1 1AE).
Beckett's Gin, Kingston
London Dry Gin, Sloe Gin, Spirited Gin, Barrel-Aged Sloe Gin.
Made with Juniper sustainably hand-picked from Box Hill: The citrus notes come from Moroccan lime, coriander, Spanish sweet orange peel and Italian orris root. An added infusion of Kingston-grown mint makes this truly special! Divine label too! Visit the site to buy online.
Big Smoke Distilling Company, Kingston
Premium Dry Gin, Sicilian Lemon Gin, Rhubarb & Pink Lemonade Gin
All produced in their purpose-built Kingston distillery, their Premium London Dry is described as a ‘ lingering and seriously smooth London dry gin’. The Sicilian Lemon is naturally sweet and aromatic with tones of coriander seed, Kaffir lime leaf and lemon grass. Along with juniper berry, the Rhubarb & Lemonade Pink Gin pulls in coriander seed, pink grapefruit and English rhubarb for a delicate balance of seasonal sweetness. See the website for serving suggestions.
45 Fairfield Rd, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2PY
Thames Ditton Craft Gin
Gin, Pink Gin, Special Editions and refills.
Craft gin, created in small batches infused with a special blend of botanicals inspired by the local area. “The unique recipe is taken from the local heritage of Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden, at the very heart of Thames Ditton’s local community”. See the website for shop, online shop and lots of local gin history.
Thames Ditton Gin Ltd, Church Walk, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0NW
Hampton Court Gin
The 6 Wives, Lord of Misrule, The Father of the Fleet (Craft Spiced Rum)
Award-winning (Global Gin Masters 2022), small-batch, hand-crafted gins, “inspired by the buzzing contemporary culture of Hampton Court”. The Six Wives Gin infuses six botanicals (Juniper. Orange. Thyme. Cubeb Berries. Grains of Paradise and Bitter Almond) into a 22 times distilled smooth, well-rounded gin . Lord of Misrule is inspired by Tudor traditions of mischief and mayhem is a refreshingly warm, delicately bold, silky smooth and curiously spicy gin.Look out for the Gin-tasting river cruises with Turks.
The Spirit of One, Richmond
Award-winning, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free with fresh sage-based botanicles. Available in John Lewis, Anthropologie , Duty Free as well as online, The Spirit of One is also known for its contribution to life-changing programmes in sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene. See their website for the full story.
One Gin Classic, juniper and citrus, copper distilled into a wonderfully smooth aromatic spirit. One Gin Crisp Apple is a fragrant gin and the perfect balance of juniper, fresh sage and crisp russet apple.One Port Barrel Rested Gin: signature premium sage gin rested in reclaimed port barrels. The result is a smooth, distinctive ruby gin bursting with spice, warm vanilla and toasted oak.
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