G&J Distillers has more than 250 years of heritage, distilling superior spirits to perfection since 1761. The distillery in Warrington, North West England, is one of the oldest gin distilleries in the world, and G&J Greenalls is the oldest continuous gin distillers in production today. The history began in 1760 when Thomas Dakin, the founder of the company that became G&J Greenall, identified a gap in the market for superior gin. Dakin began distilling gin in 1761, and the company continued to be successfully managed by the family for a century. With the introduction by Thomas Dakin’s daughter-in-law Margaret, of the revolutionary Coffey method of continuous distillation in 1834, larger quantities of a better quality gin were able to be produced and the Still is in use to this day.
The business changed ownership in August 2011 and is now part of the international drinks group Quintessential Brands, where it continues to provide world-class distillation and bottling services.