Whisky is being made in London for the first time in more than 100 years – in a still named after a beloved Scottish GRANNY.
The London Distillery Company has been granted permission to make the spirit – following the closure of the last still in the capital in 1908.
Founder Darren Rook, 32, named his copper whisky still Matilda – after his Scottish grandmother – which sits proudly at the centre of their factory in Battersea.
He said: “It is not widely known that the capital has a great heritage of whisky production dating back to before Chaucer.”
Head Distiller Andrew MacLead Smith, 30, of Aberdeen, added: “Building the distillery was the easy part. Now comes the hard part – making the spirit.
“The trick to making a good whisky is to pay attention to every part of the fragile process. The smallest variations have a huge impact.”
The first bottles are set to hit the shelves by Christmas, 2016.
Please note that Head Distiller’s name is Andrew MacLeod Smith. The London Distillery Company is a boutique distillery on the site of a Victorian dairy in Battersea. Far from being a factory.