Craft Gin Club Summer Road Trip: East London and its Liquor Company

Summer time = traveling time! What's better than throwing your gear in a suitcase and throwing your work into the dustbin as you leave your stress and troubles far behind in exchange for a sun-filled season of new adventures? We can't think of much - except sipping a cool, craft G&T. But what makes that G&T even better? Drinking it at the distillery where the gin was made!

This summer, we're taking a trip through the regions of our craft distiller partners, the places where they make the delicious, small-batch gins that Craft Gin Club Members enjoy every month.

Last December we were lucky enough to feature Batch No. 2 from the East London Liquor Company, the first distillery launched in East London in over 100 years. But ELLC isn't just a distillery. It's a beautiful bar serving a rotating menu of expertly made cocktails, craft beers and platters of nibbles all under the watchful eye of the distillery's shining stills. 

Where to drink

Pop into the East London Liquor Company to taste their delicious line of gins and vodkas made on the stills you're looking at behind the bar. 

Where to build your East London liquor cabinet

Next to its distillery bar, the ELLC keeps a bottle shop in which it sells its own lines as well as a number of other hard-to-find spirits and mixers including imports from the States and ranges of exclusive bitters.

Where to take a boat ride

A number of companies such as the London Waterbus Company will take you on tours of this canal that passes by the distillery and runs to the Thames in whichever direction you take. 

Where to catch some sun

Opened in 1835, Victoria Park is also known as the People's Park for the throngs of East Londoners that flock to it on their days off.

Where to get your game on

About one mile from ELLC you an visit the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. The park is now renamed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is open to the public and holds the UK's largest piece of public art, the ArcelorMittal observation tower.

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