Get Some Culture With Gin The Bloomsbury Club

Thames Distillers has teamed up with The Bloomsbury Club to create a new, cultured and elegant line of gins called Gin Lane 1751. Each bottle is hand-crafted and reflects the true style of English gin from the time period when gin was banned from prisons, workhouses and shops. This line of gin is sure to satisfy any English-styled alcohol craving whilst also paying tribute to the rich historic past of the gin ban in England through a quality bottled product. The Bloomsbury Group—or Bloomsbury Set—was an influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. This loose collective of friends and relatives lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury, London, during the first half of the 20th century. Their works and outlook deeply influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics in addition to modern attitudes towards feminism, pacifism, and sexuality. The Bloomsbury Club are inquisitive drinks industry veterans who takes their namesake's  passion and creativity to recreate a range of London Gins with historical accuracy and relevance to the Victorian era. To accomplish this, a partnership was forged with 8th generation London distiller, Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers, based in Clapham, London. Charles can trace his family's involvement in the gin industry as far back as the 1600's!
Thames Distillers is an independent gin rectifier and bottler which offers a specialist service to devise, develop and produce gin for its customers. It has developed over 45 different gins and works in a totally confidential manner with each for each of its clients. They produce Chilgrove Gin, Fifty Pound Gin, London No.1, Portobello Road Gin and King Of Soho to name just a few and many of the gins they have developed have gone on to  win medals in prestigious competitions such as the IWSC and the ISC. Gin Lane 1751 is the embodiment of a classic Victorian style gin in its taste profile, juxtaposed with accurate label recreation of the period to create a range of four crafted varietals that include a classic London Dry, London Dry Royal Strength, Victoria Pink Gin and an Old Tom Gin. Each bottle is made in small traditional pot stills and is infused with bold juniper and flavourful bursts of liquorice. Each gin is also extremely good value at under £23 pounds a bottle.