The original company of Hayman Distillers was founded in 1820 and acquired in 1863 by James Burrough, the great grandfather of the current Chairman, Christopher Hayman. Famous for their flagship Gin Beefeater, the Burrough Distillery quickly thrived. In the early 1900’s new generations entered the family business setting new milestones along the way, notably Eric Burrough who sold the first shipment of Beefeater to the USA as early as 1917. Having built the distillery into one of the world’s leading gin producers, Eric passed away in 1970. His cousins Alan and Norman continued to develop the business by moving it into larger premises at Montford Place, Kennington in 1958 where it still resides today. Interestingly, all the Gins created use the same botanical line up, with the recipe changing from Gin to Gin to highlight particular flavours and botanical intensity.