Eating In London: Sipsmith Dry Gin

By Ruth Tobias

Published on August 4, 2009

This summer, London locavores are taking their obsession to a new level. The first new distiller's license to be granted in London for 189 years has enabled the Sipsmith distillery to begin producing some high end small batch spirits. Tipsy bloggers are raving about their handcrafted London Dry Gin, made in a gleaming copper still called Prudence and incorporating botanicals like Seville-orange peel and juniper berries. You can taste Sipsmith gin at posh bars like Milk & Honey, as well as at gastropubs like the Anglesea Arms and the Princess Victoria. The latter two are just around the corner from the distillery, and Sipsmith's Fairfax Hall says, "We're delighted to show anyone around if they turn up and knock on the door!"

Meg Zimbeck is an online contributor to Budget Travel and BlackBook. She blogs about Paris and other adventures at

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