Hayman's London Dry Gin is the culmination of Christopher Hayman's 40 years involvement in the distillation of Gin. A premium classic style of London Dry Gin created by Hayman Distillers who are the oldest Gin distilling family in the UK. Christopher Hayman inherited his passion for Gin distilling from his Great Grandfather James Burrough who created Beefeater Gin in the 1800s. Christopher controlled the distillation of Beefeater Gin for 20 years. He is one of the most experienced 'Gin Masters' in the trade having been involved in the recipes and distillations of many Gins over the years.
Hayman's London Dry Gin reflect Christopher's belief that the traditional style of Gin is still the finest example of London Dry Gin which is designed to be used with the traditional and contemporary Gin drinks.
Natural botanicals are hand picked from all over the world and added to pure grain spirit to create a unique, full flavoured Gin. Ten botanicals are essential in creating the fresh crisp elegant flavour of Hayman's London Dry Gin. Christopher believes it is the careful and consistent balance of Juniper, Coriander, Orange and Lemon peel which is vital in crafting a classic style of London Dry Gin.
Christopher believes Premium Gin should be created in a traditional Pot Still rather than the more commonly used Column still used by major brands. This allows the flavours of the carefully selected botanicals to develop to their full potential. The Pot Still ensures that the Master Distiller can personally handcraft a uniquely flavoured premium Gin with great care and attention.
The steeping of the botanicals is an important process and the botanicals are steeped in the still for 24 hours which is key in creating a perfectly balanced Gin. The mix of botanicals is placed at the base of the Pot Still and left to steep on the pure triple distilled grain spirit which is the first part of the infusion process.
After steeping, the Gin undergoes a distillation process. During the distillation process, the stills are heated at a gentle temperature as each botanical releases its flavour at a different stage of the process.
The result is a premium London Dry Gin of consistently exceptional quality.