Sipsmith Gin Tour, Chiswick, West London
Relax in the comfort of your own home with a bottle of gin, then head to their Chiswick distillery to take the Sipsmith gin tour and see how it’s made.
Take the Sipsmith gin tour and you’ll step inside their London distillery and see how their London dry gin is made
London has a strong and colourful gin history and in recent years, Sipsmith has been at the heart of it. As an early pioneer of hand-crafted, small batch, boutique gin, their London dry gin is now popular all over the world. This gin tasting experience and tour would make a wonderful gift for friends and family but also a treat for gin-lovers planning a trip to London. A bottle of Sipsmith gin will be delivered to your home for you to enjoy at your leisure and, included with it, will be two tickets to visit the Sipsmith gin distillery in its west London home. All you have to do is toast yourselves with a generous G&T before deciding the date and booking a tour.Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide
The Story Behind Sipsmith Gin
On the Sipsmith gin tour, you’ll learn all about the story behind this quirky gin brand. But to give you a little flavour, they are true gin pioneers. Back in 2009, they opened the first traditional copper-pot distillery in the capital in 200 years. On the gin tour, you’ll be introduced to their three copper ladies, Prudence, Patience and Constance. It took Sipsmith’s founders two years of campaigning to obtain a distillers’ licence but their battle paid off handsomely. Not only did their hand-crafted gin attract loyal fans to a brand that was a refreshing change from those controlled by the drinks giants, it led to the resurgence of London dry gin. Now gin enthusiasts can indulge in a multitude of gin tasting experiences and tours across the capital. Such has been their success, demand for Sipsmith gin now comes from across the globe. Inevitably, in late 2016, Sipsmith sold a controlling stake to spirits giant Beam Suntory but don’t worry, they continue to hand-craft their small-batch gin at their Chiswick-based distillery and it still tastes the same.
- Sipsmith Gin Tours are scheduled on Mondays – Wednesdays 6.30-8pm
- Minimum age 18
- Each session caters for 45 people
- Inspired to learn more about gin in Britain? Take a look at all our recommended UK gin distillery tours and tasting experiences
- If you love your beer, do the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery Tour while you’re Chiswick
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WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
A 15-minute walk from Richmond Tube Station,the Bingham features luxurious rooms, some overlooking the River Thames.
Rooms from £92 a night.
The Hotel Zetter
The Zetter Hotel is a quirky, award-winning boutique hotel located in fashionable Clerkenwell, London.
Rooms from £135 a night.
Please check with Sipsmith distillery directly.
HOW TO FIND THE SIPSMITH GIN DISTILLERY
Sipsmith Gin Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2LJ
Sipsmith Gin Tasting & Distillery Tour Experience
- A bottle of Sipsmith Dry Gin sent to your home
- A G&T on arrival
- Sipsmith gin tour at the distillery
- Tutored gin tasting