It all began in 2009, in a tiny workshop in Hammersmith, London. Two childhood friends, Fairfax and Sam, had an unwavering belief in things well made – the way they used to be, the way they should be.

So they set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820. Their mission was simple: to bring London Dry Gin of truly uncompromising quality and character, back to the city where it first earned its name. Every bottle of Sipsmith is handcrafted in genuinely small batches. Every drop of every batch is lovingly laboured over by hand, by their dedicated Distillers. No regimented timings, no automatic cuts, just a craftsman’s flair and a passion for gin well made.

Sipsmith will be on hand at the festive edition of Taste of London with an array of delicious gin tipples as well as a selection of their finest ginny gifts.

In the London of yesteryear, boozy tipples were almost exclusively served warm and that wasn’t just down to a matter of taste. Central heating only became ubiquitous in the UK in the 1970’s, so winter warmers were a cosy way to get through the long, cold nights. Sipsmith will be sampling the Hot G&T at their stand, so head down to Sipsmith and try something new.

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