During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin distillery or gin shop in every street in the City benefiting from the spices & citrus fruits coming in to the port of London.
Over the next century, famine, taxation and government regulation took their toll and “The Gin Craze” ended. No 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.
Located on Bride Lane in the heart of the famous Square Mile, The City of London Distillery is the first city based working distillery and bar for nearly 200 years. Inspired by its historic surroundings, these award winning gins are the embodiment of heritage, craft and luxury each showcasing the uniqueness and diversity the city offers.