6 of the best gin distilleries to visit in the UK

Love a G&T? Make it a large one with a visit to these distilleries based all around the UK.

You can’t beat a nice cool G&T on a hot summer’s day – and if you’re really into your gin, a tour of one of the UK’s many distilleries is a must. 

So popular is gin now that you can even go to a gin brunch; the ‘Saving Grace’ Sunday Brunch at First Aid Box on Sunday 10th June includes a gin bloody mary to sort your head out, perfect timing for World Gin Day on June 9th.

Whether you’re a traditionalist G&T drinker or prefer it with a little twist, find out the secrets of some of the UK’s best gins at one of these gin distilleries.

Bombay Sapphire Gin, Laverstoke, Hampshire

Made from neutral grain spirit to a 1761 recipe, with a blend of 10 carefully selected botanical ingredients including almonds, angelica, lemon peel, coriander, liquorice, cassia bark and juniper, visit the historic home of one of the UK’s most well-known gins.

Edinburgh Gin Distillery, Rutland Street, Edinburgh

This gin wonderland in the heart of the Scottish capital encourages you to taste and sample their offerings to truly understand and appreciate the drink.

Sipsmith Distillery, Chiswick, London

 

Sipsmith London Dry Gin has a range of 10 botanicals which add a zesty freshness and aromatic notes to this fine gin. Grassy hints, lime citrus and juniper aromas lead to a mellow palate with orange and lemon tart flavours and a deeply harmonious feel – go see how it’s made.

Beefeater Distillery, Kennington, London

Created in 1820, Beefeater Gin is still distilled in London solely with natural botanical ingredients, including juniper berries from Italy, coriander seeds from Romania, as well as ingredients known only to Beefeater.

Chase Distillery, Rosemaund Farm, Hereford

Unlock the secrets that go into creating some of the award-winning spirits here, including Williams Gin.

Plymouth Gin, Plymouth, Devon

Plymouth Gin can legally only be distilled within the ancient walls of the city of Plymouth. Its distinctive taste is created by avoiding excess bitter botanicals and using the soft, crystal clear waters from Dartmoor.

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