Thomas  Dakin  Gin  is  a  classic  style  London  Dry  Gin  which  takes  its  name  from  the  forefather  of  English  gin,  Thomas  Dakin,  who  created  the  world’s first quality gin in 1761 in the North West of England. Thomas Dakin was a pioneer and began distilling at the age of 25. This new gin, named in honour of the young innovator, was launched in Manchester & London in July 2015.

Thomas Dakin Gin is distilled in small batches in a baby copper pot still at the oldest distillery in the country, G&J Distillery, Cheshire. Joanne Moore, who is only the seventh Master Distiller at G&J Distillers to hold the title since 1761, uses a secret recipe of eleven botanicals, including some traditionally used for making cordials in the 18th Century, as well as juniper, orange peel and English coriander with the unique addition of red cole to give the gin its long, lingering finish.  Horseradish, or red cole as it was known in Dakin’s day, was used to revive weary travellers journeying by coach and horses from London to Scotland.