The Hayman family boasts a long tradition in the art of distillation that dates back over 150 years. It all began in 1863, when the pharmacist James Burrogh inaugurated a successful production of medicines, beneficial syrups and gin in London. The business was carried on with great success by his son and then by his granddaughter Marjorie Burrough, joined by her husband Neville Hayman, creator of Gin Beefeater in 1951. This glorious family tradition was carried on with great passion by their son Christopher Hayman who in 1987 sold James Burrough Ltd to found a small independent family-run distillery, the Hayman Distillery, and go back to the origins of making gin.
Today Hayman's Distillery is led by Christopher and his children James and Miranda. Christopher is considered, with his 40 years of experience, as one of the greatest specialists and best gin distillers in the United Kingdom: just think that for decades he has followed and controlled the production of Gin Beefeater, bringing it to success and perfecting its secret recipe . His modus operandi involves the use of a traditional discontinuous copper still nicknamed Majorie rather than distillation columns, which are cheaper and easier to use. This is because the family wants to produce high quality Gin with a unique and traditional style, far from the homologation of industrial gins.
Hayman's Gins are born from unique and original recipes, developed with great skill by a careful selection of botanical herbs macerated in grain alcohol. Juniper, coriander seeds, lemon and orange peel, angelica root, cassia bark, orris root, licorice and nutmeg are the main ingredients of Hayman's spirits, high-level Gin, to be enjoyed straight or in exceptional cocktails.