Created in the iconic and oldest distillery in England ‘The Black Friars Distillery’, the building dates back to the 1400s. The building is now protected as a national monument and is regarded as one of the cities most precious heritage. Black Friars is indisputably the oldest working gin distillery with records of a mault house on the premises going back to the 1697. It wasn’t until 1793 that Mr Coates joined the established distilling business of Fox & Williamson and the distilling of Plymouth gin began. The business was known as Coates & Co, which it remained until March 2004.
Plymouth Gin is now a style of gin that can only be produced in Plymouth by law because it is a protected geographical indignation within the European Union.
Since 1793 it has been distilled from a unique blend of 7 botanicals, soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol.