Gin has always been something of an obsession for Steve and Viv Muir. When they started, their ambition was to create the ‘perfect’ gin. The London Dry process is recognised as being the most exacting and meticulous way to create great gin in small batches. So, naturally, they followed this process.
They began by experimenting in their home kitchen with a pressure cooker and some old central heating pipes! When they were confident of a possible recipe, they were granted a license and progressed to a glass, desktop lab still. Their kitchen became an official ginnery! They distilled, refined and distilled again – over hundreds of batches and thousands of hours – before finally they created the gin they believed was ‘perfect’.
It was time to move out of their kitchen and into their new distillery. Within two years, their gin won admirers from near and far and in 2015 was voted the Best London Dry Gin in the world. They achieved what they originally set out do: to create perfection that’s recognised globally. NB will always remain a small company, only ever using the London Dry process, believing in its people and their skills, and working as hard as ever.