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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.
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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.
Meet the distiller
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 Read more