Sipsmith creates gin for House of Commons

2nd November, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

London distiller Sipsmith has created a bespoke gin for the House of Commons, marking the first such commission from the house.


Sipsmith has created a bespoke gin for the House of Commons

Sipsmith’s master distiller, Jared Brown, researched historical recipes from the 18th century before creating the new product – discovering a 1736 reference to Parliament Gin.

“The synergy between Sipsmith and the House of Commons is unparalleled: a historic institution constantly evolving for modern times, paired with Sipsmith, a brand born out of a deep reverence for the past whilst embracing the future,” said Sam Galsworthy, co-founder of Sipsmith.

“Together we proudly hold the thread of continuity that ties the past with the present as standard bearers for our generation and its modern sippers, not only in London but on a global scale. Something we feel is very special indeed.”

With an RRP of £28.00 and available in the Common’s Jubilee Gift Shop, Sipsmith House of Commons Gin is said to have “deep juniper notes” with additional flavours of “elderflower, lychee and walnut”. Its launch follows that of Sipsmith Mince Pie Gin last month.

“The House of Commons retail team is delighted to be working with Sipsmith to provide a unique product for our visitors that is directly linked to the historical relevance of parliament,” said Amy Pitts, parliament’s head of visitor and retail services.

“Our retail offer includes a wealth of unique products inspired by the history of the Palace of Westminster and the relevance and role of parliament today – this is a perfect fit and another way to engage visitors in the work of parliament.”

Situated in the Palace of Westminster, the House of Commons is the elected body of Members of Parliament.

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