First Batch

George Bishop London Dry Gin


A unique offering. Own one of the first 1,000 bottles of George Bishop London Dry Gin to be distilled at the Maidstone Distillery.

A limited edition bottle presented alongside a hand finished Certificate, Welcome Booklet, Citrus Garnish Pack and an Engraved Metal Stirrer. Packaged in our attractive eco-friendly gift packaging. Each bottle is finished by hand, with handwritten batch and bottle number.

Spirit Profile: A fitting tribute to our Founding Father, George Bishop, who installed the first Maidstone Distillery in the County Town in 1785. This modern interpretation of the classic London Dry style is bold, complex and distinctively smooth. A perfect balance of 15 exotic botanicals, warm Mediterranean orange combined with delicate spice.  Sweet citrusy notes from coriander and air-dried peels are balanced with the tangy piquance of tellicherry pepper, ambrette and perfumed chamomile. This gin is delightful with a mixer, or in a cocktail.

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Tasting Notes


Juniper, hints of cinnamon and orange.


Bold, polished spirit. Woody and sweet. Fresh with citrus, with hints of vanilla.


A distinctly Smooth finish and warming sensation, leaving behind delicate floral sweetness and citrus.

Our recipe


  • Juniper

    The central botanical to a London Dry Gin. We source three kinds of juniper from three locations, each bringing with it its own robust, piney flavour.

  • Sweet and Bitter Orange

    The balance gives the gin its chewy, citrus mouthfeel. Thirst quenching and sweet, we source ours solely from Spain, where they thrive in the glorious sunshine.

  • Cinnamon

    Brings a warm and spicy edge to the palate. Sweet, woody and reminiscent of the taste and smell of cloves.

  • Star Anise

    Bringing just enough, but not too much, of an aniseed edge. Another sweet botanical reminiscent of licorice.

  • English Chamomile

    Reminiscent of our countryside, brings a mellow and silky mouthfeel. Sweet like honey and floral on the nose.

first batch bottles
exotic botanicals




We are reinstating the tradition of Maidstone pioneer and master distiller, George Bishop, who created quality and world-renowned spirits from our county town back in 1785. We are reclaiming our forgotten heritage to produce spirits of depth, meaning and character that we can all be proud of. He was a champion of the people and it’s time for his legacy to be tasted again.


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