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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

The Renaissance of The True English Gin & Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is the quintessential English drink. Originally pioneered by English officers using London Gin, the proportions were always one-part gin to two-parts tonic. It was presented in a tall, slim glass and offered elegance, refreshment and balance between spirit and mixer.

Today, the G&T has become an increasingly tonic-heavy serve with three or four parts-tonic commonly being used to one-part gin. We wanted to see the G&T circle back to its origins as a balanced serve.

Introducing our True English G&T Glass!

Haymans glassware

Drawing inspiration from a late 19th Century design found in the Hayman family archives, our new glassware echoes the style of England’s ornate Victorian Gin Palaces.

It is 350ml in capacity, so once filled with cubed ice it will hold exactly 50ml of Gin and 100ml of tonic. This creates a perfectly balanced 2:1 gin and tonic serve every time. Refreshing, juniper-forward and elegant – it is a True English masterpiece.

Available to purchase from the Hayman’s of London Distillery in South West London and on our website.

Create the perfect balanced G&T with this True English Gin & Tonic recipe:

  1. Fill a True English G&T Glass with cubed ice
  2. Pour in the gin
  3. Top up with 100ml of tonic water
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel

Hayman's London Dry Gin with G&T


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