G & J Greenall International (Qunitessential Brands), Risley, Warrington, England, UK.
in 1761, Greenall’s are the oldest continuously producing London Dry Gin
distillery in the world. Thomas Dakin built the distillery initially, Edward Greenall started
using it and in 1870 it was purchased completely (The G&J comes from Edward’s
younger brothers – Gilbert & John). The previous chairman, Lord Daresbury,
was a direct descendent of Edward Greenall. The family motto “Alto
Peto” translates as "I Strive Higher". This once cottage based
industry is now the second largest gin distillery in Britain, producing over
50% of the UK’s Gin and almost 15% of the world’s Gin. In 2011 the business was
bought by Quintessential Brands.