Nicholson Gin is the oldest British gin brand in the market today, and one of the few long-established brands not in the hands of a major drinks conglomerate.
Nicholson Gin has unrivalled history and provenance both in spirits distillation and in its sporting links. Under family ownership, the brand is distilled to its original recipe and presented with a heritage-rich, classic design.
“A substantial and classic gin – rumoured to be favoured by historical figures including The Duke of Wellington and Sarah Bernhardt, no less – and still made to the Nicholson family’s original recipe, dating from 1736.”
Fortnum & Mason
Available in 750ml bottles for the US market. 40.3% ABV
Macedonia & Italy
The aroma and taste of juniper should be the signature note in any gin, both on the nose and on the palate.
Romania & Bulgaria
Playing a central role with a complex flavour once distilled, all at once citrusy, nutty and a little spicy.
More discernable towards the end of the flavour journey, blends perfectly with the Juniper, and is responsible for the lemony-citrus note in Nicholson.
An earthy, slightly bitter/herbal flavour reminiscent of wormwood, which carries through to the nose, with a faintly nettle-like aroma.
Opens with a nose of lemon and angelica. Swirl the glass and the aromatic notes of cinnamon and nutmeg really come through deep and rich, with lots of punch.
The palate is sweet, with more citrus flavours and a heavy dose of juniper. There is a woody quality to the flavours that gives them a really rich character.
Long and dry, with lots more juniper and a great blast of citrus. The liquorice comes through brilliantly and again, adds a lovely depth to the flavours.
In 2016, leading brand consultants, Claessens International were engaged to refresh our logo, bottle and labels.
After carefully researching the company archives, our new bottle and label were developed to reflect both the importance of the Nicholson family in the history of gin, as well as our heritage links to London and the world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Reflecting the quality of our gin, our bottles are made in Italy by Bruni Glass and are heavy at c.600g each.
Director & Co-founder
Great-great grandson of William Nicholson. Responsible for finance, investors, planning and strategy.
Sales & Marketing Director
Former PLC Board Director within FMCG, wine and spirits categories specializing in strategy.
Renowned distiller of multiple award-winning gins with over 30 years experience.
International Brand Ambassador
Born in New York City, now living and working between London and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Head of Marketing
An experienced FMCG Marketer and former team leader for Absolut Vodka at Pernod Ricard.
A Nicholson family member with a background in sales and retail, and a passion for outstanding spirits.
Head of Sales
A seasoned professional with 15 years experience in spirits, brand development and hospitality.
Oversees all domestic and export order processing, fulfilment and compliance requirements.
Renowned as a classic cocktail gin, Nicholson was one of very few spirits to be individually mentioned in the cocktail recipes of The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, first published in 1935, and which catalogues the golden age of cocktails both before and after Prohibition.
Nicholson Gin continued to be available in the US until about 1985 and vintage bottles can still be found at specialist merchants today.
3rd August 2017
28th August 2017
7th February 2018
25th March 2019
Average US retail prices by BottlePrices.com, Jan 2020. Consumer reviews courtesy of Masters of Malt. Market data reported by The Drinks Business, July 2019.
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