The London Distillery


SIZE 250 m2
YEAR 2013

aLL Design

The London Distillery set in motion plans devised by Ralph Dodd in 1807 to produce high end spirits in London. As part of the refurbishment of the TESTBED1® historic warehouses, aLL Design were appointed to redesign a portion of the building to house the first whiskey distillery, in a century, to operate in London.

The facility accommodated machinery that resembled something out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, which enabled bespoke gin and whiskey to be produced with a variety of rare ingredients. The distillery became a vital part of TESTBED1®'s success, serving experimental spirits in the Doodle Bar as well as exporting Dodd's Gin worldwide.

The distillery moved home in 2015 when the TESTBED1® site in Battersea was marketed for sale to developers.