06 Mar There’s a gin distillery at Gatwick Airport so you can drink fancy cocktails before you fly
Gin fans – the world’s first airport gin distillery is open for business at Gatwick tomorrow (Monday, February 29).
The distillery, called The Nicholas Culpeper, includes a shop and a bar meaning fancy gin cocktails for all, plus Duty Free before you fly.
The shop will be serving up a unique gin called The Nicholas Culpeper London Dry Gin named, as the shop is, after an English botanist.
Said gin is distilled from an exotic blend including Chinese Cassia Bark and Angelica root from India.
If you go to the bar, which serves food as well as gin cocktails, you can also gaze upon the wonder that is the working gin still, which makes up to 12 litres of gin per batch.
Restaurant group managing director Nick Ayerst said: ‘We never really believed that it would be possible to distil gin in an airport.
‘The teamwork and tenacity to create and deliver The Nicholas Culpeper has been unlike anything I’ve ever known before.
‘I really can’t wait to open the doors to our guests and see their reaction to this truly unique dining offering.’
A 70cl bottle of Nicholas Culpeper Gin costs £25.
The shop and bar is landside in the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport.