16 May 2016 By Tash Ellens
Hawthorn's was created in honour of one of the founders' Grandfather, who served as a Commander in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. During this, Grandfather Michael Wallrock, survived three sinking ships and became well known for distilling his own gin, and legendary "On the Rocks", as he toasted each safe return to port.
When his grandson sorted through his belongings, he discovered the old gin recipe, and the idea for Hawthorn's was born. Hawthorn's Gin officially launched in July 2015, and his tipple has been brought back to life using ten botanicals from the same parts of the world the Commander laid anchor. To honour Grandfather Wallrocks memory, they encourage you to toast "The Future", as he did with his fellow officers.
You can find us on the Main Avenue, stand MA429. Pop by and say hello, explore the botanicals and boutique treasures within the urban conservatory. Live through the story of Hawthorn's and unveil the exclusive recipe for the 'Chelsea Blossom' cocktail.