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The History of Gin: Hogarth to Johnny Neill

  • 06/06/2019
  • FREE

A brief history of gin in partnership with the Halewood gin portfolio, from City of London Distillery Old Tom, via Whitley Neill Original Dry Gin, to modern and creative takes on flavours botanicals


The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT


Explore the history of gin through the ages, starting with juniper and the origins of Genever, via Old Tom style gins, and into London Dry category. Travel through the ages uncovering the fascinating history of the first gin craze in Victorian London and into the modern age with the rise of flavoured gins and the in-gin-uity and creativity of modern gin brands and the inspiration behind them.

Whitley Neill Gin: A range of handcrafted gins of exceptional quality, offering traditional English gin with tastes from around the world. For the range, founder Johnny Neill drew inspiration from the Whitley Neill family’s sense of adventure and intrepid exploits around the globe, as well as botanicals which hark from fond memories made slightly closer to home.

City of London Distillery Gin: Located on Bride Lane in the heart of the Square Mile, The City of London Distillery is the first City-based working distillery for nearly 200 years. The Distillery’s goal has always been to bring back and maintain the heritage and history of London’s gin production whilst incorporating new contemporary ideas, to deliver a range of award-winning craft gins.

Marylebone Gin: Based around the Pleasure Gardens which existed on Marylebone High Street in the 17th and 18th centuries, this super-premium gin is distilled in Marylebone in small batches in a beautiful copper pot still.

Dictador Colombian Aged Gin: The rum-producing house of Dictador carries off a classic gin with class and skill in the form of Colombian Ortodoxy Gin, based on the formula of former company president Dario Parra, using a secret combination of berries, botanicals, peels, roots and spices.

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