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London distillery Sipsmith launches Sipping Vodka

Published:  01 July, 2014

Traditional London distillery Sipsmith has launched Sipping Vodka, made from English wheat.

Traditional London distillery Sipsmith has launched Sipping Vodka, made from English wheat.

Sipsmith, better known for its gin, says the vodka is distilled like "a fine single malt whisky", which it claims gives is "phenomenally smooth and flavourful " qualities. It says the vodka should be sipped on its own over ice or in a Vesper Martini.

Sipsmith's co-founder Fairfax Hall said: "Our new Sipping Vodka is sippability personified. Our mission since day one has been to bring the art and craft of traditional distillation back to London, with a commitment to handcrafting award-winning spirits of uncompromising quality. Our new Sipping Vodka does just that."

The vodka launch coincides with the release of new packaging, which will feature the distillery name and swan logo embossed on bottles. Its London Dry gin and VJOP gin will also be made over in the new bottles.

Sam Galsworthy, Sipsmith co-founder, said: "Our beautiful new bottle celebrates everything we stand for at Sipsmith. It draws inspiration from the old embossed gin bottles from the original great London houses, but brings a contemporary and Sipsmithian edge to it. We hope that it encapsulates the idea of the old meeting the new and the two hitting it off really quite spectacularly."

Just over two months ago the distillery moved from its original base in Hammersmith to a larger facility in Chiswick, west London, as it needed  extra space to accommodate another copper pot still. Sipsmith, which names its stills, already had Prudence and Patience, and the new addition is known as Constance.

Sipsmith is the first copper pot distillery to launch in London for nearly 200 years. Its portfolio includes the London Dry Gin,  Sipping Vodka, VJOP, Damson Vodka, Sloe Gin and Summer Cup.

The distillery also offers tours to the public from its new location.

Sipsmith Sipping Vodka Bottle

Sipsmith Sipping Vodka Bottle