Our distillery in Warrington is home to Britain’s oldest gin distillers G&J Distillers, where each batch of Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin is expertly hand crafted. Our beautiful copper stills sit in the newly renovated Greenall’s Distillery, completed in early 2017.
Tradition is paired with innovation; the finest naturally dried botanicals are still added by hand and Master Distiller Joanne Moore continually checks each batch to ensure consistency of taste. A modern bottling production line on site means that the very best Greenall’s gin is crafted and preserved from distillation through to first pour.
Before the distillation begins the botanicals are added by hand to our copper still along with a mixture of grain neutral spirit and water sourced from the foothills of the local Cheshire Plains. The botanicals are then rested in the spirit and water to allow the flavours to infuse.
Using steam, the liquid is heated until it vaporises, taking all the essential oils and aromas of the botanicals. The vapour is cooled, condensed, and collected as a concentrated spirit.
Only the ‘heart’ of the distillate is chosen to create our gin. Any residual liquids (the ‘heads’ and the ‘tails’) which are created at the start and the end of the process are discarded. Our Master Distiller then adjusts this spirit.