Fabricated from 890 bespoke panes of glass and over a 1000m of bronze framing, Thomas Heatherwick's unique glasshouses provide the centrepiece for the new Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke. Drawing water from the adjacent River Test, steam flowing from the stills is captured within each of the two houses, providing the ideal climate to grow the botanicals used in the gin.
Visit: Take a tour of the gin distillery (from £15), or try a gin cocktail masterclass (from £35).
Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire. distillery.bombaysapphire.com
Words by Francis Roper. The Iris Letter March 2017.