Our Gin Journey
A behind the scenes look at the beginnings of the 1881 Distillery and Gin School.
The water source that made the Hydro, that made the Hydro Gin…
…to the rediscovered space of the former Lazels restaurant.
During renovations the Hydro’s original swimming pool was uncovered below the raised level – a nod to the hotel’s roots in hydropathic treatments.
Our 150l copper still ‘Felicity’ arrived from Germany just in the nick of time.
The final touches are added before the mini stills can be set out on the benches…
…and the 1881 Gin School can be unveiled!