Last week we spent a fantastic evening at Griffiths Brothers Distillery, a family-run Chilterns based small-batch producer of super-premium, cold-distilled gin founded by brothers Alex & Drew Griffiths.
The 2 hour tour, started in a boutique bar area where we were welcomed by Alex and were served one of their gin & tonics. Once all the tour members arrived, we listened to the story about how the business started and the cold distillation process that sets their gins apart. We were given tasters of all the gins and learnt about the different botanicals and how they are blended to create individual flavours & their award winning gins. We saw the working distillery in action with a live demo of cold distillation and we were shown all the specialist equipment (they have the largest cold distillation set up in the country!). Alex was a brilliant host, very welcoming and friendly.
We finished the tour with another G & T in the bar! We purchased the No 2 Griffiths Gin but also loved The Original Gin (No 1) so will be buying that one next time.
It was a great night with tasty gin! This is an amazing local success story of two brothers who have built up an independent gin brand from scratch and distill it themselves in Penn Street. This place really is a hidden gem – book it, you won’t regret it!
The tour costs £20 per person and includes 2 complimentary drinks. Tickets are available every Thursday for public tours. Find out more here.
PHOTO CREDIT: Griffiths Brothers Gin