In Business - A Glass of Its Own
After centuries of decline, London's gin distilling industry is picking up again, fuelled by small-scale producers. Peter Day finds out what is behind the boom.
For decades now, gin has been regarded as an old-fashioned drink for old fashioned drinkers. But now that may be changing, thanks in part to the efforts of some tiny new British drinks entrepreneurs with big ideas. After centuries of decline, London's distilling industry is picking up again, fuelled by small-scale producers and European rules changes that recognise London dry gin as a distinct drinks category. At a festive time of the year, Peter Day meets some of the entrepreneurs behind the trend and raises a glass or two to home-grown UK businesses.
Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Thu, 29 Dec 2011
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Thu, 29 Dec 2011
- Duration 30 minutes