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Sipsmith Distillery, London

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Sipsmith is a microdistillery located in London. It is the first copper-pot distillery to open within London's city limits in nearly two centuries.
Sipsmith was established in London in 2009. The first copper-pot based distillery to start up in London in 189 years, it is one of only four gin distilleries located within London's city limits. 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 nation's capital. Sipsmith was launched by Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, respectively former Fuller’s and Diageo employees. Jared Brown is Sipsmith’s Master Distiller. A drinks and spirits historian and publisher, he has developed spirits in Sweden, Norway, Vietnam, and in the US over the past 12 years.
The Sipsmith distillery is situated on a residential street in West London on the site of a former microbrewery, later the offices of beer hunter Michael Jackson. Its still was designed and produced by the German still manufacturers Christian Carl. Named "Prudence", this copper pot still has a capacity of. "Prudence" is the subject of their iconic swan neck copper still labelling, created alongside their visual identity and brand by Perry Haydn Taylor's agency, big fish, before Sipsmith was started. On 16 December 2016 it was announced that Beam Suntory had taken a controlling stake in Sipsmith for an undisclosed sum, but that Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall would be staying on to lead the distillery.
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  • A small local distillery that is punching above it's weight! REally interesting talk and background on the distillery and gin making in general. The distillery is tucked away in a quiet residential....  more »
  • Fun and friendly, and great experience. Amazing way to learn and taste great Gin - lovely innovative story too. Congratulations and good luck to all involved!  more »
  • My daughter took me to this for my Christmas present. Had lots of fun making and drinking gin cocktails and also hearing about the history of gin and Sipsmiths. The guy running the class, sorry I...  more »
  • A great experience including a freshly made cocktail upon arrival, the history of Sipsmith and taste samples of many of their remarkable gins. If you are remotely interested in gin this will be worth the visit.
  • We've been on many distillery and brewery tours around the world, this is among the BEST! Such a fun, lively and informative evening spent at the distillery. Doesn't hurt they also make one of the finest gins as well! It is a working distillery so best to dress in layers/light clothing as it's quite warm. Highly recommend visiting if you're in the area but be sure to book ahead as it fills fast!
  • Fantastic gin with fantastic hosts brilliant
  • Great tour with very good staff great gin and meal after
  • There is gin, then there is Sipsmith. Can not recommend this place enough! Bubbly and awesome people doing the tours

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