Martin John Miller, entrepreneur and creator of Martin Miller’s Gin , was born on 24 November 1946.

He died of cancer on December 24, 2013. His gin, launched in 1999, was designed as a super-premium smooth gin with the unique distinction of being made with extra-pure Icelandic water.

The gin built consumer demand, winning awards in the US and taking off as a brand in overseas markets. It boasted an annual turnover of £14 million in 2012.