Hayman's London Dry Gin
- Dry Gin
- England, 700ml
This refreshing and elegant Hayman's London Dry Gin is a gin lover’s gin. Fresh orange and lemon, piney juniper, coriander spiciness with a hint of fennel. Finishes lean and clean.
- Distillery: The Hayman Distillery
- Type: London Dry Gin
- Region: London, England
- Alcohol: 41.2%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Ice, premium tonic, citrus garnish
Hayman's London Dry Gin is produced to a family recipe which is over 150 years old. These days, this gin is produced in London (following the Hayman's base of operations moving from Essex in 2018), only six kms from where the company was founded all those years ago. Excellent for making a Martini.
"The Hayman gin distilling story starts in 1863 when James Burrough, a charismatic London pharmacist opened a small distillery in Cale Street, Chelsea (then spelt as Chelsey). He experimented with a number of gin recipes, giving them names such as Burrough’s, Olde Chelsey, Beefeater and Black Cat. At that time, London’s gin of choice was Old Tom Gin, however James was busy pioneering a drier style that we know today as London Dry Gin.
James was the great grandfather of Christopher Hayman and the Hayman family have been distilling gin ever since.
In the same way as many a family business that has been around for more 150 years, the Hayman gin journey has been full of twists and turns – from global conflicts, prohibition and dips in gin trends. A major turn came in 1987 when the family business was sold. A disappointed Christopher promptly purchased back one part of the business so that he could continue the family’s gin distilling journey.
Today Hayman’s is based in Balham, South West London and only a few miles from the original family distillery in Chelsea. Christopher’s children James and Miranda now run Hayman’s -while sharing the same passion and affection for gin. Christopher, Hayman’s Master Distiller, is often seen in the distillery, taking an active role in the distillery process and sharing his knowledge. In 2019, he celebrated 50 years of working in gin, which was marked by introducing Hayman’s Rare Cut – our London Dry cut at 50% – the perfect strength for a Martini – Christopher’s favourite cocktail.
The Distillery - The Hayman’s copper pot stills perform an essential role in our gin distilling process – allowing heat to be dispersed evenly and efficiently while stripping out any unwanted flavours and aromas. These stills are at the very heart of what we do – in creating the bright and balanced, smooth flavour of our gins. However, we are more than simply a gin distillery. Repeatedly voted ‘London’s Favourite Gin Distillery’ by Trip Advisor – the Hayman Distillery is the home of English gin where visitors can learn about our handcrafted, award winning spirits, enjoy a variety of gin (learning and drinking) experiences and purchase directly from our on-site and Distillery shops. As well as a hive of activities including tours, cocktail masterclasses and bespoke events, our Distillery is a vibrant and welcoming destination for Londoners and tourists alike." James, Miranda & Christopher Hayman
- Silver - 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition - London Dry Gin
- Trophy - 2019 International Spirits Challenge - London Gin Premium
- Gold - 2019 The Gin Masters (The Spirits Business) - London Dry Gin
- Gold - 2018 The Gin Masters (The Spirits Business) - London Dry Gin
- Silver - 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gin
- Silver - 2018 International Spirits Challenge - London Gin Premium
- Silver - 2018 IWSC Design & Media Awards - The Spirits Artwork & Bottle Design Awards
- Bronze - 2019 World Gin Awards - London Dry
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