A tasting and tour of the Sipsmith distillery in Chiswick.
Sipsmith was the first of the new wave of London gin distilleries, planting its copper stills in west London in 2009. They run tours (£25 including a tasting of the range) every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays (and the occasional Tuesday) from 6.30-8pm, as well as some Fridays from 4.30-6pm. You’ll get a little history of gin in London, then tour the stills and have a tasting. For £85 you can try the Sipsmith Sipper Club, run in conjunction with Charlotte’s Bistro, nearby. You'll get a tour of the distillery, tastings, a three-course dinner at the restaurant and a 35cl bottle of London Dry Gin to take away with you.
|Venue name:||Sipsmith Distillery|
83 Cranbrook Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Turnham Green|
|Price:||£25pp and £85pp|
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A great way to spend an evening. Host is super fun, super knowledgeable and with great big measures of neat Sipsmith to try, plus a delicious G&T, it's no wonder everyone from our tasting group left in such high spirits.
I did the tour in January 2015, so quite a long time ago. As I am planning to visit London again with friends, I checked the Distilleries in London and might come back for a second visit to show my friends around. The distillery is lovely and the guys are giving you a great look behind the scenes. Even if it is a well known brand, the distillery and the team is quite familiar. You will get to taste the great products. Back then it was the Standard Sipsmith Gin, the Vodka and the sloe Gin. I hope for the new Citrus Gin next time. Of course you also get a G&T ;)
The Price is great, the distillery and the provided knowledge is super interesting and the ambiance is very friendly and personal. No time pressure and mainstream as I heard it about in bigger distilleries.
Due to obligations I wasn't able to get my bottle of Sipsmith at the distillery, but thanks to marks and spencers I could take a gin and a sloe gin back to Germany. Both taste fantastic and still last till today as they are for special occasions only!
What's not to love? Their gin rocks and the host is knowledgable, funny and usually pours large tasting measures! Highly recommend for a fun evening out.
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