The week in pictures

15th September, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

On Wednesday, gin distillers Jake Burger, Portobello Road; Sean Harrison, Plymouth Gin; Jared Brown, Sipsmith; Tom Nichol, Tanqueray; and Ian Hart from Sacred Gin, joined Beefeater master distiller, Desmond Payne, as he celebrated 50 years making gin. The gathering took place at the The Ivy, overlooking the Tower of London where the Queen’s ‘Beefeaters’ (yeoman wardens) once guarded treasonous prisoners and now look after the crown jewels. Payne has worked at the Beefeater Distillery since 1995, having begun his career in gin at Seager Evans & Co, the Wine Merchants and Gin Distillers, in 1967.

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