Other gins have a story... we have a legend. It begins in 1689 with King William of Orange who travelled to London from the Netherlands, bringing a Dutch drink – gin – with him. It was a hit. A BIG hit. You might have heard of it.
Following an 18 month quest, we finally discovered one the very earliest gin recipes in the rare books section of the British Library (just call us G-indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Recipe). Only we encountered a problem. All the ingredients were listed right there in front of us… but the quantities were in code.
Not ones to be defeated, we headed back to Holland to Schiedam - the town where gin was born - and we turned to one of The Netherlands’ oldest and most experienced distilleries, to help us recreate the gin from the 1689 ingredients list alone using their centuries of spirits knowledge.
The result was 1689 London Dry Gin. History repeating itself… in a really, really good way.
A true original, it combines juniper with delicate botanicals including red quince, apple, lemon and orange peel, nutmeg, aniseed and clove.
Next came our pink gin, the Queen Mary Edition, distilled with added strawberries and raspberries, following a recipe also found on the coded document. They are both well worth the 3 centuries wait, we promise.
Try it and be part of our history.
Taste the legacy. This is Gin 1689.