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lovers rejoice! The London Distillery Company has been granted the city’s first license to produce single malt whisky in over a century, which means you’re going to have the chance to sample some booze that is not only delicious but also home grown. Double win!

The process of legally producing a single malt whisky is a serious labour of love as it is required to be matured in casks for three years. This occurs after it has been distilled in the LDC’s 650 litre copper pot named Matilda, after co-founder and CEO Darren Rook’s Scottish Grandmother. Rook and the team say they are ‘aiming to create a historical style of single malt with a great depth of flavour and floral backbone’ whilst having the capacity to experiment and create bespoke whiskies.

And the best part is, you can be a part of it. Tours of The London Distillery Company are available from £15 per person and will give you an insight into the production of both whisky and gin as well as a tasting of Dodd’s gin.

The London Distillery Company, 33 Parkgate Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NP