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Visit Us

Our Address

Hayman’s Distillery
8a Weir Road
SW12 0NA

How to get to us

We are a 12-minute walk from Balham station (Northern line, zone 3 Overground and Underground) or a 15-minute walk from Clapham South station (Northern line, zone 2 Underground).

Est. 1863

About Us

Hayman’s is a family of gin distillers, dedicated to making the best-tasting gin. We’ve been trying out new ideas and different styles for five generations, concocting and creating with passion and enthusiasm, and our gin has won awards all over the world.

For Hayman’s, gin is a family tradition. It all began with Miranda and James’ great-great grandfather, who invented the recipe for what became London Dry Gin. From him, we know the secrets to making the best-tasting gin, starting with the blend of 10 botanicals and two full days of distilling. He was a true creative and, as well as inheriting his expertise, we have followed his example and adventurous spirit. You can taste it in everything Hayman’s makes, from classic recipes for London Dry and Old Tom to new twists like the wonderfully refreshing Exotic Citrus and innovative Small Gin.

As an independent family business, we really care about what we make, who we work with and the people who enjoy our gin. We’re committed to sustainable methods, sourcing renewable ingredients and recycling waste, and we encourage everyone in our team to collaborate and join in our mission to shape and share the future of gin.


The Hayman Family

James Hayman

“I always enjoyed visiting Dad at the distillery when I was younger. The distinct smell of botanicals was so intense that it left a lasting impression – I always hoped that I might work in the family company one day.”

Miranda Hayman

“One of my favourite memories of gin are from my student days in Spain. There’s nothing better than relaxing with a refreshing gin and tonic and sharing delicious tapas with friends.”

Christopher Hayman

“I remember watching from the window as the wooden crates of gin were delivered to my parents’ house in the company van. My father’s favourite tipple was a Bronx gin cocktail.”

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You have to be over 18* to enter the home of English Gin

* Or over 21, depending on where you live