Madame Jennifer Distillery
Breweries & Distilleries
Madame Jennifer Distillery is an urban small-batch distillery producing a fine range of gins and liqueurs that are distilled right in the heart of Hove. The delicious range available to order for delivery via their dedicated on-line store, and currently postage and packaging is free!
Find them at: www.mjdistillery.com
Welcome to Madame Jennifer Distillery. We are Inger & Ian who originally trained as a biologist and chemist and are putting our science skills to new uses.Inspired by a book on craft distilling and a trip to the oldest distillery in Amsterdam we wondered if it was possible to create a small distillery of our own.
As experimenters, foodies and lovers of most things quaffable we wanted to produce spirits using a wide variety of different botanicals and distilling techniques. Our small stills mean we can to produce a range of craft spirits with distinction.
We distill, macerate and vapour infuse botanicals in different ways to carefully hand craft our spirits. As well as bottling and labelling each bottle in our urban location in Hove. In 1736 the Gin Act made selling gin prohibitively expensive and mourning processions mocked the death of ‘Madame Geneva’. As gin once again rises in popularity we named our distillery ‘Madame Jennifer’ to toast the gin renaissance.
Hove, like gin has become more refined since the 18th century, when it was described by John Warburton as a “ruinous village”. Laurence Olivier is quoted as the origin of the phrase “Hove, actually”, a humorous reply by residents when asked if they live in Brighton.
Hidden between the rows of Victorian terrace houses ubiquitous with Poets Corner, our beautiful little distillery is built in a small Victorian commercial building. We have the pleasure of sharing the space with a range of exciting artistic and independent businesses.
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