I can’t wait to get down to meet the people at Doghouse, I really like the look and feel of this gin and ‘not normal’ sits very well with me – tasting video coming soon! It’s great to have the only grain to glass producer in London in the shop, there aren’t many out there that do this and it’s lovely to think they do it all in house.
In the doghouse
Doghouse Distillery is an independent grain distillery located in Battersea, London. Doghouse has a full micro-brewery, 3 rectification columns (a total height of 21m) and a 1500 litre copper pot still.
In the Doghouse, we are pioneering ‘grain to bottle’ gin and vodka in London, being the first (and currently only) distillery to make gin from scratch, and one of only a handful in the whole of the UK.
The idea of creating a grain distillery arose in the mind of our ‘Head Hydrator’, Braden, back in 2014. And it took three years and a shit tonne of hard work to get to us production in late 2017!
Why grain to bottle?
Many distilleries buy in a 96% neutral grain alcohol and start their gin making process from there. However, in the Doghouse we are passionate about handcrafting each of our products from scratch. We do this to control uniqueness and quality, and to master what we have learnt is a rare trade!
We started with our gin, Renegade, made using our own base spirit. Next was our vodka, Baller, which recently won “Best Spirit” in the Great British Food Awards. We also make a Sloe and a Damson Gin, using Renegade as the base. At the end of our journey we will be true grain distillers with a suite of interesting and high quality spirits.
HOW WE ROLL..
“Doghouse” to us reflects an underlying vibe of good times, passion and innovation, with a hint of rebellion.
Aside from a passion for quality products, you may have gotten the idea by now that we like to be different in the Doghouse. In fact one of mantras is “out with tradition and in with the new”.
We are inspired by those across the centuries that pushed the boundaries and broke the rules and consequently changed life for the better! From musicians, to activists, to politicians, to inventors, to distillers.