Meet Prudence

Prudence is the first copper still to launch in London for nearly 200 years. We designed her with Germany’s oldest distillery producers, Christian Carl – a small, family business who have been crafting stills since 1869. She is the only one like this in the world.

Prudence's bespoke design combining a pot, with a carter head and a column still makes her incredibly versatile, allowing us to distill both our Barley Vodka and London Dry Gin from the same still - albeit with a cleaning day in between.

The swan motif on the Sipsmith mark is a reference to the “swan’s neck” pipe where the spirit vapour turns above the still, and is a representation of the beautful and elegant Prudence who is at the heart of everything we do.

Prudence's arrival

The distillery: shiny, new, empty! Click to see us building Prudence.

Prudence's arrival

Prudence arrives and is carefully unpacked.

Prudence's arrival

The swan neck goes on..

Prudence's arrival

..and then the column..

Prudence's arrival

..infusion vessel and condenser go on..

Prudence's arrival

The pipes go in

Prudence's arrival

Prudence is complete - time for a drink!

Our Spirits

All handcrafted in small batches