A gin with a rather extraordinary history, spanning two great gin producing nations.
This gin can trace its origin back to 1838 when an adventurous Londoner moved to Ghent and founded the distillery. However, he returned to England, when the distillery was taken over by Jules De Brabandere, who soon gave up on it to follow his interest in boxing contexts. At this point the Hoste family took control, and kept the distillery for three generations.
In 2001, the distillery management passed into the hands of Luc Waterschoot, who revitalised the company, and came across the original 1838 recipe of Cockney’s Gin.
Cockney’s is made with 15 different botanicals including: juniper, coriander, angelica, cumin, grains of paradise, yuzu fruit, grapefruit and bitter orange peel. This gives the spirit a wonderful balance of citrus, spice and juniper bittersweet flavours.
Cockney’s claims to be the oldest gin recipe in production, and it certainly captures the friendliness of the Cockney people!