London based distillery to make spirits from Avocado

Portobello Road Gin has revealed further details of its new London distillery, which will distill spirits from unusual base ingredients such as avocado and olive oil.

The multi-million pound distillery, simply called The Distillery, will officially open on 16 December, coinciding with Portobello Road Gin’s fifth anniversary.

The distillery will be part of a four-floor ‘gin mecca’ on Portobello Road, in Notting Hill, featuring two bars, a museum and shop, three boutique guest rooms and gin-making experience The Ginstitute, which is relocating from Portobello Road Gin’s previous location.

The brand was previously distilled at The Portobello Star, with additional capacity created through a partnership with Thames Distillers.

Portobello’s directors currently oversee a portfolio of bars and restaurants under the brand’s sister company, Leelex, including Cielo Blanco, Jake’s Bar & Still Room and Pintura Basque Kitchen & Bar.

The Distillery will feature a 400-litre copper alembic still, while Portobello’s master distiller Jake Burger will use two 30-litre stills to experiment and create bespoke recipes that will be served at the site’s ground floor bar, The Resting Room.