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Chief Operating Officer to start at The London Distillery Company

The London Distillery Company Ltd (TLDC) CEO Darren Rook announced today that Joseph McGirr will be joining the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

McGirr will be responsible for leading the business operations at the Battersea based distillery, which opened in 2013 as London’s first whisky distillery in over 100 years and handcrafts the award winning Dodd’s Gin.  He will serve as Rook’s deputy at the distillery and will focus on driving UK and European revenue growth, brand strength, and developing the company’s client and events offering.  McGirr will start in August 2014 and will be based out of the boutique distillery in London.

An energetic leader and entrepreneur, McGirr has been a champion of single cask, single malt whisky for...

Dodd’s Gin, Fortnum’s Edition

The London Distillery Company has announced its collaboration with luxury retailer Fortnum & Mason to create a limited edition Dodd’s Gin, commemorating one year since the inaugural batch was launched in the store.  No more than 300 bottles are to be produced and will be launched in-store on Wednesday 2nd April 2014.  Botanical inspiration has been taken from Fortnum & Mason, which has rooftop beehives as well as an array of exceptional teas. 

Developed at the Battersea based distillery, the limited edition Dodd’s Gin will be hand bottled, labelled and numbered, featuring an exclusive design by United Creatives*.  The organic** ingredients used to create the backbone of the gin are distilled in ‘Christina’, a...

What’s in a Name? Matilda, Valentine’s Day, Dodd’s Gin and The London Distillery Company.


As each Valentine’s Day approaches it marks the anniversary of Matilda, our gleaming copper whisky still, which was delivered and lovingly installed on February 14th, 2013. Her namesake, my grandmother, has long passed away but I can only hope it would have given her great pleasure to be recognised daily as a thing of true beauty, hope and unwavering craftsmanship. 

Matilda’s arrival not only commemorates a milestone for us as a business but also unquestionably changed things for the UK distilling industry. After a three-year journey, the receipt of our whisky-distilling licence in November 2013 meant that we became the first whisky distillery in London since the closure of Lea Valley Distillery in...

Distillery and dining experience

Battersea businesses unite to offer Valentine’s experience

The London Distillery Company, has announced that it is working in collaboration with its neighbours at the recently opened SOURCE restaurant to offer a Valentine’s experience on Saturday 15th February. The event will include a two-course lunch, a Dodd’s Gin and tonic plus a tour of The London Distillery Company for £40 per person. 

The London Distillery Company, which has been producing Dodd’s Gin since spring 2013 and is the first whisky distillery in London since the early 1900s, is opening its doors for two tours on Saturday 15th February, one at midday and one at 2pm. Those on the tour will move on to SOURCE, be welcomed with a Dodd’s Gin and tonic - using tonic syrup created by Gin...