CITY OF LONDON DISTILLERY & BAR
HANDCRAFTED GINS, DISTILLED IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF LONDON
Whitley Neill Gin’s home is at the multi award-winning City of London Distillery. It is the first, and still the only, gin distillery in the City of London in 200 years. Whitley Neill gin’s premium handcrafted artisanal gin range, can trace its heritage back to 1762.
WHITLEY NEILL GIN IS THE UK’S #1 SELLING PREMIUM GIN AND THE UK’S MOST LOVED GIN*
OUR GIN STILLS
Since 2012 the distillery began producing gin on a pair of 200 litre copper pot stills called Clarissa and Jennifer (named after ‘The Two Fat Ladies’ of the BBC food show).
In 2016 as the distillery grew, a larger 500 litre pot still was brought in alongside the original pair to scale up production. This new larger still was launched on the Queen’s 90th Birthday and named Elizabeth accordingly.
THE DISTILLERY BAR
Often referred to as a hidden treasure, the bar at the City of London Distillery, is a cocktail bar that overlooks the striking copper stills of the distillery. The faint aroma of gin that hangs in the air all adds to the bar’s unique atmosphere.
We can cater for private events as well as romantic nights for two or getting together with friends and colleagues.
THE HISTORY OF GIN IN LONDON
The City of London has a rich gin history. 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 and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London.
When the Gin Craze ended, very few 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.
Over these 200 years gin distilling techniques improved, and gin became more refined with more subtle flavours. Gin was big business and London Dry Gin became the most popular type of gin. Then came the next gin revolution with the advent of the small-batch distilleries, like us, bringing variety, interest and experimentation; new botanicals, new combinations, new gins and new flavours.