Chapel Down Gin Works | King’s Cross Gin Bar
Chapel Down Gin Works.
That’s not just a name, it’s a statement of fact.
Because Chapel Down – the Kentish makers of one of Britain’s most award-winningly delicious sparking wines – have now branched out into some good ol’ juniper juice. They’re making it with the grape skins taken from their winemaking process (stripped off of Bacchus grapes, hence the name) before adding botanicals like juniper, coriander, elderflower, orris, angelica, lavender, orange peel and lemon. All in all, it creates a super-premium gin that, well, for want of a better word, works.
To both make & serve the stuff they’ve now cut the ribbon on the Gin Works; a micro-distillery, bar, and tasting room in King’s Cross with wide open windows overlooking Regent’s Canal. The building itself is strangely beautiful, like a monolithic black slab that’s had a gigantic, perfectly semicircular bite taken out of it leaving windows where the teethmarks would be.
The bars both serve the full range of Chapel Down booze (including their beers & wines), but the go-to order here is the gin & tonic. On the distillery side of things, they’re also hosting some bookable experiences including tours, tastings on the terrace, and the chance to make your own gin.
In short, this is the kind of Chapel worth making a pilgrimage to.
NOTE: Chapel Down Gin Works is open daily. You can find out more, and book, at their website right HERE.
Chapel Down Gin Works | Goods Way, Kings Cross, N1C 4UR
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