The London Distillery Company
The London Distillery Company was first established in 1807 by the engineer & entrepreneur Ralph Dodd, re-established in 2011 to become the first whisky distillery in London for over 100 years.
Location: Tower Bridge, London
Client since: 2019
Best seller: Gew Organic Gin
Our Distillers have exclusive permission to forage for seasonal botanicals at the world’s oldest botanic gardens (Founded in 1759), the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The London Distillery Company was first established in 1807 by the engineer & entrepreneur Ralph Dodd. While he wasn’t very successful at distilling, over 100 years later a group of drinks lovers decided to re-establish the company and in 2011 it reopened to become the first whisky distillery in London for over 100 years. The first rye whiskey was released in October 2018 and the first single malt whisky was released in December 2018.
Founded with the aim of becoming the first whisky distillery in London since the closure of Lea Valley in 1905, we create genuine British spirits which are enjoyed by discerning, curious consumers all over the world.
Our range of organic, award-winning spirits were launched in 2013 (Dodd’s) and 2016 (Kew).
While the TLDC range is currently widely available in the premium on-trade around London as well as via Fortnum & Mason, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer TLDC strongly believes BBB are the best partner to deliver the distillery’s next phase of growth in the UK.
TLDC Chief Executive Killian O’Sullivan speaking about the new partnership said:
“To grow It was key for us that we find a partner who shared our values regarding spirits education, inspiring bartenders and who wanted to take our range of spirits to consumers beyond London. Great Britain is a demanding and challenging market. BBB are share our values and understand how to address these challenges. We clicked with the BBB team immediately and our approach to building brands is very similar.”
Dodd's Organic Gin
This organic gin is uniquely crafted using a proprietary distillation method; Dodd’s Gin is not just a testament to the eponym, but to all champions of innovation. We distil the lion’s share of our organic ingredients in ‘Christina’, a traditional 140-litre copper alembic, but reserve the more delicate botanicals for our state-of-the-art cold vacuum still, ‘Little Albion’. The two spirits are then married for several weeks before being bottled and labelled by hand. Botanical List: Juniper, Angelica, London Honey, Limes, Green Cardamon, Black Cardamon, Red Raspberry Leaf, Bay Leaf
Organic Dry Gin 49.9% ABV
Dodd's Organic Old Tom Gin
This organic gin is an older style of gin recipe, traditionally slightly sweeter than its London Dry counterpart – bridging the gap between modern ‘London Dry’ gins and older Genevers.
Old Tom style gin: 46% ABV
Kew Organic gin
We were approached by Kew Gardens to devise a Gin that showcased the variety of plants and botanicals grown on the
Unesco World Heritage site. Our Distillers have exclusive permission to forage for seasonal botanicals at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and it’s within the garden walls where we get Eucalyptus, Lavender and Santelina. Botanical List: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Liquorice, Grapefruit Peel, Bergamot Peel, Bilberries, Lemon Peel, Fresh Rosemary, Black Pepper, Cassia, Kaffir Leaf, Lavender, Passion Flower, Galangal Root, Lemon Grass, Orris Root, Nutmeg, Dried Orange Peel
Organic Gin: 46% ABV
Kew Explorers Strength Organic Gin
A homage to the botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew who sailed around the world with the Navy to bring back amazing botanicals and plants. Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Liquorice, Angelica, Grapefruit Peel, Ground Cinnamon, Lemon Peel, Dried Orange Peel, Orris Root, Ground Nutmeg, Bergamot, Green Cardamom, Cubeb Berries, Passion Flower, Sichuan Pepper
Organic Navy Strength Gin: 57.3% ABV
A tribute to the wonderful history of citrus growing at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and the eponymous Orangery building. Lower sugar than most Triple Sec Liqueur. Three separate distillations of 3 types of orange are blended together, lightly sweetened and aged in ex-bourbon barrels for a month. Botanical List: Bitter Orange (Seville), Sweet Orange (Valenica), Sweet Orange (Naval), Selection of Dried & Fresh Peel.
Triple Sec: 29.9% ABV
Kew Organic Horseradish Botanical Vodka
Unique vodka crafted by experts from the finest seasonal British Horseradish & specially selected botanicals. In 1640 the Horseradish was introduced to the British palate and was the standard accompaniment for beef & oysters among all Englishmen and was even used to revive exhausted travellers. Botanical List: Horseradish Root, Coriander Seed, Sloe Berry
Horseradish Vodka: 40% ABV