gin shops in the City of London. Known as 'Mother's ruin', gin was responsible for widespread alcoholism, violence and social breakdown. It wasn't until the gin act of 1751 that things started to improve. Gin could only be sold from licensed premises. It was a turning point in the social history of London.
This distillery on St Bride's Lane is the first distillery in the City of London for 200 years. It describes itself as a small batch distillery producing about 1000 bottles a week.