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 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

PISTON – A REBELLIOUS SPIRIT

Our Gin


COFFEE INFUSED GIN

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

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DOUGLAS FIR GIN

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

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STRAWBERRY & HIBISCUS GIN

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

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OAK AGED GIN

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

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FORÊT NOIRE GIN

A beautifully balanced, intensely flavoured black forest gin.

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DISTINGUISHED LONDON DRY GIN

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.

Piston Gin: BOTANICALS

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’; […]


Citrus

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, […]

Smoking Gun – strong, rich & complex. One of six sophisticated cocktails from our Piston Party Box.
Who’s heading to the pub today? It’s G&T time!
Forêt Friday. Packed full of rich dark fruits and poured over ice, a sophisticated end to the week.
Experiment with unique combinations & flavours at Gin School.
Stocked & ready Shop online today to click & collect tomorrow.
It’s time to start Pink Gin season with a splash. Strawberry & Hibiscus Gin with some freshly picked Raspberries
Capture the taste of summer with a Strawberry G&T
Enjoy a Piston G&T! Add 50ml of our Distinguished London Dry top with tonic and garnish with blackberries
Move over tonic, it’s Gin & Ginger time.
There is still time to surprise dad this Father’s Day with our Oak Aged Gin.