The 6 O’clock Story
6 O’clock Gin is a range of strikingly-smooth artisan gins, handcrafted in small batches, using
traditional skills and only the best natural ingredients.
The name was inspired by our long-held family tradition of indulging in a G&T at 6 o’clock; a
custom still enjoyed at the distillery and shared by gin-lovers all over the world.
A family affair
The 6 O’clock story starts nearly 30 years ago, when Edward Kain and his wife Penny owned a
fruit farm. To put their surplus produce to good use, they made delicious fruity liqueurs and
sold them with some considerable success. The first incarnation of the family’s gin recipe was
created as a base for the delightfully piquant Sloe Gin.
Some years later, Michael and Felicity took over their parents’ now prosperous distillery.
Guided by the family expertise in liqueurs, they set about perfecting the gin recipe. The
wonderful flavour of 6 O’clock Gin emerged through experimentation: carefully selected
botanicals, led by juniper, precisely balanced for a refreshingly clean taste.
The signature smoothness that defines our gin flows from ‘Kathleen’, our unique ‘double
sphere’ copper pot still. The spirit has prolonged contact with copper during distillation and
only the pure heart of each run makes the cut. Together this creates the strikingly smooth 6
O’clock experience for you to enjoy.
With our roots firmly in our home city of Bristol, 6 O’clock Gin is spreading its wings. Already
widely available in Waitrose and other quality outlets up and down the country, we’re now
exporting to Europe, USA, Canada, Southeast Asia and beyond.
After all, it’s always 6 o’clock somewhere!