About the funding project - My passion I can bring to you
I need your help to take Graveney Gin from my kitchen in Tooting, London, into the heart of the heart of the Tooting community. I have secured a unit within Tooting Market and with your help will develop this into a tasting room / bar with an on-site micro-distillery
My first 5L copper still with botanials I used to make distillates
About Graveney Gin
Graveney Gin (pronounced Grave-nee) launched in September 2015 at the annual community celebration of all things Tooting called Tootopia. Tooting means so much to me, it is where I live, love and eat.
The Gin is named after my part of Tooting called Graveney.Here is the link if you want to find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooting. Its a fab place.
About me and gin
My passion for gin started young, when mum was having a casual G&T and I experienced, for the first time, amazing and memorable aroma of Gin and Indian Tonic water. She assured me of the benefits of the quinine in the Tonic living in Africa at the time. This period of my life also cemented my love of nature and particularly Gorillas which I am now able to assist with a donation to “Gearing up for Gorillas” from every bottle of Graveney Gin sold.
So when I grew up it was just so familiar for me to default to G&T's. It wasn't until I moved to London that I was exposed to and inspired by a wider variety of gin options, including craft gins made with different ingredients and in quirky ways.
A birthday treat saw me making my own gin as part of a distillery experience. I was so inspired I bought a small still and after jumping through some regulatory hoops I started distilling gin in my kitchen. I produced many different versions, happily testing them along the way until settling on one that I really liked. Family and friends agreed and asked whether they could buy some.
Thats me with the samples I used to test various gins
The start of Graveney Gin
In early 2015 I created a name for my gin and shared this on twitter, kick starting the Graveney gin journey.
I launched Graveney Gin at Tootopia September 2015. I had modest expectations for the event; however, I was totally overwhelmed by the level of interest and support from everyone. By the end of the weekend this had been translated into the sale of 120 bottles.
- I couldn't stop thinking I was in a dream.
Where I am today means that I have been able to donate £300 to Gearing Up For Gorillas and expand into local restaurnt and bars. This is all possible becasue of the support I've received from you.
Graveney Gin branding
The future is Tooting Market Opportunity.
As mentioned earlier I need your help to take Graveney Gin from my kitchen into the heart of the heart of the Tooting community.
I have secured a unit within Tooting Market and with your help will develop this into a tasting room / bar with an on-site micro-distillery.
My vision is to deliver a fun, casual, unpretentious and enjoyable gin experience.
This funding will be used to create a space which will allow masterclasses where you can make your own gin, taste other craft gins from around the world and enlargement of the still.
My proud space, which is more green than Gin bar.
What has Graveney Gin been in - Press