Plymouth Gin

Now you know here at Onin.London we love our gin… we also love sustainability and Plymouth Gin, the timeless craft gin, considered one of the finest in the world by generations of bartenders and straight-up gin lovers alike has matched the two together!

Plymouth Gin is committed to securing a positive and sustainable future. The distillery is 100% powered by hydro-electricity, and all gin botanicals are recycled via an anaerobic digestion power plant to turn waste into energy.

In 2021, Plymouth Gin became a proud partner of the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT), a local charity with a global purpose of restoring vital ocean habitats. The distillery team work closely with the charity and conduct regular beach cleans in the area local to the Blackfriar’s Distillery. In 2022, Plymouth Gin signed a three-year partnership to protect and regenerate Seagrass, one of the most important habitats on our planet.

Reaffirming its commitment to sustainability, the Plymouth Gin bottle was also reimagined to ensure it is produced in the most considered way. While retaining its iconic bottle shape, it is now 100% recyclable, has a reduced weight, and all single-use plastic packaging has been removed.

Pretty impressive if you ask us! But first what is the history behind Plymouth Gin?

It originates from a small port city on the English Southwest coastline, Plymouth Gin has maintained a genuine connection to its namesake. It all began in 1793 with the creation of an exceptional recipe that is still used to this day.

Thomas Coates created the original recipe and began producing Plymouth Gin in The Blackfriar’s Distillery, the oldest working distillery in England. Every drop of Plymouth Gin is made in a single Victorian copper pot still, which has been in production since 1906. While technological innovations have been introduced to the gin’s creation, this authentic link to the past will remain.

Plymouth Gin draws on the surrounding land, water, and traditions to create a no-fuss, no-nonsense quality gin. Every
element of production takes place under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Sean Harrison. He comments, “We believe in doing things the right way. How they have been done for generations. We are the original craft gin, and we celebrate the artisanal joy of making by hand. By genuinely following the original Plymouth Gin recipe, we are able to create a simple spirit with integrity, legitimacy, and a uncomplicated taste.”

Why we love a classic Gin and Tonic, our favourite way to drink Plymouth Gin is in a martini!

The gin is a smooth, citrus-led gin made by a small team of artisans and distillers using seven hand selected botanicals, so perfect in a martini! It’s no wonder Plymouth Gin is the most referenced gin in the iconic Savoy Cocktail Book, which is still a bartender bible today.


What you need

2 Parts – Plymouth Gin

1 Part – Dry Vermouth (Dolin Dry preferred)

2 Parts – Orange bitters (Bitter Truth preferred)

How to make

Stir with ice until chilled, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with garnish.

or try THE PLYMOUTH GIN GIMLET if that’s more your thing!

What you need

5 Parts – Plymouth Gin

2 Parts – Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part – Rich Simple Syrup (2:1)

Garnish – Lime Wheel

How to make

Shake with ice, strain over fresh ice into Rocks glass

The Plymouth Gin portfolio consists of: Plymouth Gin Original Strength, Plymouth Gin Navy Strength, Plymouth Sloe Gin and  Plymouth Fruit Cup
• The RRP is £26.69, and it’s available from all UK grocers, Amazon, Ocado, and Harvey Nichols

For more information about Plymouth Gin or the Blackfriar’s Distillery, please visit