Our Story

Our Story

Piston Gin is a distinguished mix of time honoured technique and classic style. Distilled in Worcestershire to create a smooth, exotic and inimitable flavour.

Piston Distillery was founded in 2018 at the old Royal Worcester Porcelain Works on the banks of The River Severn. This world famous canal network was once responsible for bringing exotic spices from all over the world to the midlands.

Inspired by classic engineering and an appreciation of mechanics, our 14 botanicals deliver a unique taste. They impart a realm of flavour. A touch of smoke & spice with waves of subtle sweetness rounded off by bold citrus notes.

A strong spirit of adventure meant that no stone was left unturned in our search for the perfect combination of rare ingredients. From the first feel of our sculpted industrial bottle, to the satisfying sound engineered into the removal of our stainless-steel cap, you are welcomed into the rich flavours and captivating aromas of our award-winning distinguished Gin.

Piston Gin has been awarded prestigious Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medallions at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

Nick Weatherall Founder, Piston Gin


Our Gin


Piston London Dry Gin distillate is blended with cold brewed Ethiopian coffee and dark muscovado sugar.

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Bright in colour and beautifully tart, Douglas Fir is a smooth Gin with a distinctive character.

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Fresh locally picked strawberries and delicate aromas of Nigerian hibiscus create a subtle sweetness followed by a smooth citrus finish.

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Piston London Dry Gin aged in French oak barrels with a touch of honey.

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A beautifully balanced, intensely flavoured black forest gin.

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Forged in a time-honoured technique, Piston delivers a robust and enticing, Distinguished London Dry Gin.

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I’m really impressed. This Piston fires on all cylinders – a very impressive debut from an exciting new distillery. Ian Buxton, best-selling author of 101 Gins to Try Before You Die.


Our Botanicals

Juniper & Coriander Seed

By time-honoured custom and practice – and by law – piny, aromatic Juniper is the first taste of gin. During the 17th Century pioneering distillers based in the Low Countries, distilled juniper for its medicinal value and called their spirit ‘genever’. English soldiers in the Thirty Years’ War brought home the taste for ‘Dutch courage’; […]


Our carefully-selected blend of premium citrus botanicals balance zingy lemongrass with aromatic fresh lime and zesty pink grapefruit peel. One citrus botanical alone may suffice in lesser gins but our recipe calls for greater complexity – the result, a more satisfying, fuller and longer-lasting flavour.

Fruits & Flowers

Piston’s fruit notes come from blackberry, hibiscus flowers and Chinese rhubarb root. Together, they provide an intriguing spice note with hints of smoke and a beguiling sweetness that’s offset by the tart flavour of hibiscus.

The Sweet Earth

Liquorice is a classic botanical, used in English gins since the 18th Century. We add it for its sweet and woody notes – think chewy liquorice root, not the confectionery you might first recall. Then we add burdock and mallow for their musky, earthy notes. Not that they leap from the glass; their contribution is […]

Spice & Savour

For the peppery note we were looking for, only Grains of Paradise would do. Frankly, we were sold on the name alone! They may be expensive but there’s no substitute. Finally, some unexpected guests: the subtle smoke and liquorice delivery of the ancho chilli can’t be found elsewhere and our deliciously intense dulse seaweed delivers, […]

One of our favourite ways to garnish a G&T is to highlight the botanicals. A fresh slice of lemon works perfectly with the citrus notes in our Douglas Fir Gin.
What’s your favourite tonic for a classic G&T?
Finish off the Valentine’s weekend with a Strawberry & Hibiscus G&T 🍓
Learn the art of distillation, enjoy Piston G&Ts and leave with your very own Gin!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We’re hoping a Piston Forêt Noire Martini is on the menu this Valentine’s weekend!
Spoil someone special this Valentine’s Day with our popular Strawberry & Hibiscus Gin, available in both 70cl and 20cl bottles.
The perfect accessory to your bottle. Piston jiggers for precise 25ml and 50ml measurements, they also double as shot glasses!
Keep the Gin flowing!
There is still time to treat your loved one to a date night with a difference. Gin School gift vouchers are available via the link in our bio and from our distillery.