Est. 1761

Thomas Dakin begins the journey

Thomas Dakin, the forefather of quality English gin, purchased a property in Bridge Street, Warrington.  He began distilling his original gin, at the age of 25, and founded what would become the oldest gin distillery in England.

Greenall’s Gin first distilled in Warrington

June 25, 1761
Greenall’s Gin first distilled in Warrington

G&J Greenall was born

January 1, 1860
G&J Greenall was born

The Dakin family became involved in local clubs and societies, where like-minded members met to discuss current affairs and do business.  One of these, the Amicable Society, was where the relationship between the Dakin and Greenall families first began in 1788.  Ties between them remained strong, with the Dakin’s leasing the distillery to Gilbert and

G&J Outgrows Bridge Street

January 28, 1960
G&J Outgrows Bridge Street

The distillery remained in the hands of the Greenall family from one generation to the next and by 1960, due to an increase in gin’s popularity, the distillery moved to a larger site opposite the Greenall brewery.  The following decades witnessed a tremendous growth in the company, largely due to the launch of Vladivar Vodka

Greenall Distillery Destroyed by Fire

October 15, 2005
Greenall Distillery Destroyed by Fire

In 2005, a fire destroyed the warehouse but fortunately the stills were saved and production continued in a new distillery which was opened in Birchwood, Warrington.  As a result of investment, and the commitment of the staff, the distillery was moved to a new site in 2008.

BLOOM London Dry Gin Launched

April 1, 2009
BLOOM London Dry Gin Launched

Quintessential Brands Group is Founded

April 14, 2011
Quintessential Brands Group is Founded

Visionaries Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and investment banker and entrepreneur, Warren Scott found their new venture Quintessential Brands with the aim of transforming the drinks industry.

G&J Greenall Becomes Part of the Quintessential Brands family

April 15, 2011

G&J Greenall’s changed ownership in August 2011 and is now part of the international drinks group Quintessential Brands, where it continues to provide world-class distillation and bottling services.

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin launches

October 3, 2013
Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin launches

Thomas Dakin honoured with new small-batch gin

August 20, 2015
Thomas Dakin honoured with new small-batch gin