Thomas Dakin

Some may be familiar with the story of Thomas Dakin, namely as he was one of the early pioneers and a key figure in British distilling during the 18th Century. Parts of his story has been brought to life through Bombay Sapphire and Greenall’s Gin in the past as both brands’ heritage emerge from his original distillery. For those unfamiliar with the name – Thomas Dakin was just 25 years old when he began distilling his gin in Bridge Street, Warrington. The distillery was situated half way between Liverpool and Manchester and ideally linked to both thanks to the development of the English canal network.