Prudence was the first copper pot still to launch in London for nearly 200 years.
We designed her every curve with the help of Germany’s oldest still producers, Christian Carl – a small, family business who’ve been crafting stills since 1869. She is the only one like this in the world.
Prudence was named somewhat ironically; while our then Prime Minister Gordon Brown was warning a recession-hit UK to become financially ‘prudent,’ Sam and Fairfax were busy selling their houses to fund her creation.
After four years of single-handedly distilling all of our spirits, Prudence gained a sister. Patience started life as a rather smart maceration tank, but after 6 months of patiently waiting, we moved to our new, and slightly larger home in Chiswick, where she was fitted with her full headgear allowing her to fulfil her distilling potential.
Next came the largest of our copper ladies, Constance. Solely working on our classic London Dry Gin, she is our rock of continuity.
Being handcrafted from copper allows Prudence and her sisters to create truly sippable spirits, through removing all impurities from the base spirit and botanicals. Prudence’s bespoke design combining a pot with a carter head and a column still makes her incredibly versatile, allowing her to distil our London Dry Gin, V.J.O.P. and Sipping Vodka – albeit with a cleaning day in between.