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Fords Gin

Working in the world of spirits for over 20 years, founder Simon Ford realised that the ultimate cocktail gin did not exist. He set out to change this with the leaders of the craft cocktail movement – a small band of bartenders, distillers and professional drinkers. After various versions of a recipe, it was on attempt #83 that they cracked the code for Fords Gin. Today, the same blend of nine botanicals is heralded as The Cocktail Gin.

Fords Gin was born on the back of a cocktail napkin—an inspired plan to create a spirit that works with all of the classic gin cocktails.

It’s flavour profile was reverse-engineered by mapping the key ingredients of classic cocktails and matching them to botanicals, resulting in a perfectly balanced blend of 9 botanicals from around the globe and it is a versatile, modern take on the classic London Dry style of gin ideal for just about any gin cocktail. Distilled at Thames Distillers, Fords Gin is a collaboration between 11th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford.

The mix of nine botanicals starts with a traditional backbone of Juniper and Coriander seed and is balanced by citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peel), florals (jasmine flower & orris), and spices (angelica & cassia). At 90 proof Fords Gin holds a lot of flavour, making it your cocktail’s favourite gin!

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Fords Gin Bottle

Fords Gin

A modern twist on a classic style of Gin, a versatile mix of nine botanicals including grapefruit and jasmine - The go-to gin for the world’s best bartenders. Distilled in London at Thames Distillers, Fords Gin is a collaboration between 10th generation master distiller Charles Maxwell and gin expert Simon Ford. A modern take on a classic London Dry Gin,…
Fords Gin Officers' Reserve bottle

Fords Gin Officers’ Reserve

Over-proof gin was traditionally reserved for the officers of the British Royal Navy, and was virtually always stored in casks. Characteristics from the barrel undoubtedly would have imparted to the potation, despite the short period, as gin would never last very long. Fleet aging, accompanied by the punch of being over-proof, would create a more robust and flavourful spirit. This…

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Timbermill Distillery

Thames Distillers Ltd operate Timbermill Distillery in London, providing a confidential and independent service supplying alcoholic drinks, miniatures and standard spirits. They can handle all elements of the production of your product and specialise in distillation, flavouring, packaging and will be able to assist you with all stages of your product's development. Please note this distillery is NOT open to the public.
Charles Maxwell, Thames Distillers

Charles Maxwell, Thames Distillers

Why distilling is still thrilling after 45 years As a young boy, Charles Maxwell wanted to be the next Jackie Stewart and become Formula 1 racing world champion. When a test session around the track at Brands Hatch proved that might not be his true calling, he turned his attention – via five years in accountancy – to being the…