Master Distiller & Our Still

Jamie Baggott

Jamie is an international award-winning distiller with a magical touch. He has more than a decade of experience in the creation and distillation of award-winning spirits including Gin, Vodka and Whiskey.

One of the world's most renowned industry distillers with trophies to prove it, he has won more than 50 gold standards, not to mention numerous other awards, and joined The British Honey Company at the end of 2018.

His awards include various accolades in 2020 and 2019 for our Keepr's spirits, and prior to joining us, he achieved a Double Gold in 2014 and 2016 for Gin and a Double Gold Best of the World for Vodka in 2010 - all received at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He also received the Masters Award at the World Gin Masters in 2015.

Jamie is a true Master Distiller and brings his knowledge and genius to our spirits to ensure their ongoing exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Marzio di Rocco

Jamie is assisted by Distiller Marzio Di Rocco, formerly of The London Distillery Company.

Distiller Marzio di Rocco

 Our Still

Our customised still has been specially designed in Italy to cater for all our needs. Fully automatic, our still has an intelligent management system to control all aspects of the entire distillation process including alcoholic strength. This helps to guarantee a high quality product.

The still is importantly named Ada after the Founders late Mother in Law. Ada, is a Hand crafted 1000 litre still, and is the only one of its type in the world.

Based around the combination still we have incorporated a 60 litre infusion chamber for our carefully selected botanicals. This allows us to extract the purest of essential oils and flavour compounds to create our unique artisan gins and infused spirits.

At The British Honey Company we work hard to reduce our carbon foot print where we can. For this reason we have opted for our still is powered by 4 electric heating rods. This is a clean heat source and greatly reduces our omissions to the environment. The majority of stills are currently using oil and gas which is not good for our environment.

We have added 2 Bespoke copper columns  to our still, allowing us to distill our spirit up to 18 times on each pass. Multiple distillations are critical for creating the purest spirits. Spirits pass over the plates to take away any ‘off’ flavours and bitter tasting alcohol types, whilst improving the purity of the spirit being distilled. 

Our still and columns are made from copper, helping to remove sulphates and phosphates from the finished product giving our products a sublime smoothness that will surprise and delight the palate.

To find out more about our still, spirits or to arrange to meet with us please email info@britishhoney.com

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