Half Hitch Gin is named for the area in Camden Lock, the heart of gin production of London in the "Gin Craze" days of the 19th century. The term "half hitch" refers to the knots used for the barges along the water, whose marks they claim still mar the stone walls in the area. The gin itself uses botanicals including black tea, bergamot, wood hay, and pepper along with the signature juniper. This strikes us as a spicy botanical mix and a bit of a departure from the classic dry style London is known for. It is bottled at a milder 80 proof.
The brand was founded in 2014 by Mark Holdsworth. The spirit is produced at Langley Disitllery of England but then flavored and bottled on site at Camden Lock.