In 1736, At the time of the Gin Act (introduced to curb gin consumption), the Nicholson and Bowman families set up as distillers and spirits merchants in Clerkenwell, London. The first generation of Nicholson Gin was born.
By the 1830's J&W Nicholson & Co begin developing their own London Dry style and become one of the largest and most successful distillers. Nicholson's purity became well known and it was known as "The Purest Spirit" ever made.
Such was the enormous success of the Nicholson London Dry that by 1873, J&W Nicholson & Co purchase the 85,000 sq ft Three Mills Distillery and establishes a stand-alone pub group, still known today as Nicholson’s Pubs.
The story didn't stop there, by the 1920's, Nicholson London Dry was being exported all around the world to countries including the USA, Australia & Singapore.