Sipsmith gin is made from a barley grain base (the same as malt whiskeys) and made in very small batches of 200-300 bottles at a time. The botanicals are selected from all over Europe, including Macedonian juniper, Bulgarian coriander, and Seville orange zest. The spirit is blended down with Lydwell spring water.
Sipsmith was founded by Stamford Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, who struck out on their own to start an independent distillery in 2009 at a small house in West London. Their runs are in very small batches of roughly 400 bottles at a time.