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Heritage

The History of Greenall's

Handcrafted by England’s oldest gin distillery; Greenall’s Gin remains true to our founder’s vision to create the first quality crafted gin. Greenall’s remains unchanged from the original recipe and closely guarded by just seven master distillers in our 250-year history.

1761

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Greenall’s founder Thomas Dakin began distilling his original gin, at the age of 25, and founded what would become the oldest gin distillery in England.

1860

G&J GREENALL’S WAS BORN

The Dakin family leased their distillery to Gilbert and John Greenall and was purchased by them ten years later.

1960

DEMAND FOR GIN ACCELERATES

Due to an increase in gin’s popularity, the distillery moved to a larger site opposite the Greenall’s Brewery. The following decades saw tremendous growth in the company.

2005

G&J GREENALL’S DISTILLERY DESTROYED BY FIRE

A new home for the team and the distillery opened in 2008 at the Birchwood site where Greenall’s is still produced today.

2011

QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP IS FOUNDED

G&J Greenall’s becomes part of the international drinks group called Quintessential Brands.

2012 - TODAY

The Process - The Hearts

GREENALL’S CONTINUES TO DRIVE GROWTH

G&J Distillers wins the International Spirits Challenge “Gin producer of the year” 4 out of the past 5 years.
Greenall’s Gin continues to drive double digit growth year-on-year and performs ahead of the total category globally.

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