Kew Gardens selects East London Liquor Co for "next generation" spirits project

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has selected east London Liquor Co to co-create and distill “the next generation of Kew spirits”.

The project will involve working with seasonal flora from Kew’s Unesco botanic gardens.

East London Liquor Co’s founder, Alex Wolpert, said: “This is incredible! As a passionate gardener and drinker, and someone who has been to Kew Gardens many times, this is an extraordinary opportunity for myself and for the team at East London Liquor Co.

“As a young company we all feel truly honoured to have been selected by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for this partnership, an organisation with a 260-year history. We are all very excited about what spirits will come from this, starting with a gin we will be creating later this year.”

Quincy Leon, Head of Licensing at RBG Kew said, “Kew Gardens is woven into London’s heritage, so we felt it was important to select a distillery that is truly rooted in the city. East London Liquor Company is part of a historically industrial and creative community, and therefore embodies the authenticity that comes with that. They are also progressive in their outlook, with a real commitment to sustainable production. This chimes in with our ethos, and we are consequently very excited to be embarking on this partnership.”

East London Liquor Co was founded in 2014 by former bartender Wolpert. The distillery produces gin, whisky, vodka, rum and other spirits.

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