Dark satanic stills? What today are the ‘stills traditionally used for gin?
Dr. Anne Brock
Educated at Oxford University, Anne achieved a PhD in Organic Chemistry from St. Catherine’s College before embarking on a career as a gin distiller.
During her four years at Bermondsey Gin Ltd she managed the distillery build in London and took over production of their two gins from a contract distiller. She was solely responsible for gin production as well as overseeing the day to day running of the business.
In 2017 Anne became part of a team in Goa that set up India’s first craft gin distillery, leading the recipe development of two gins – Greater Than and Hapusa. Joining Bombay Sapphire as Master Distiller in September 2017 she now works alongside her team of 16 distillers to produce Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Dry, Star of Bombay and Oxley.
As part of an innovation team, with Bombay’s Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti, she is working to build a pipeline of Limited Editions for Bombay, the first of which was launched in 2019 – Bombay Sapphire English Estate.
Anne is on the board of Directors at the Gin Guild and was Grand Rectifier of the Guild from 2019-21.
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- Well he wood say that wouldn’t he!*