London was the centre of the British Empire, with global trade flooding up the Thames… past Leigh-on-Sea.
It was on this journey that the occasional mishap occurred, where cargo was jettisoned away from the gaze of customs officers, to find itself afloat in the estuary, headed for shore.
Invariably fine silks, exotic animals and spirits found themselves ferried between smugglers tunnels criss-crossing the seaside towns of Leigh-on-Sea and Southend, to be distributed inland on ghost trains, into the waiting arms of bootleggers.
Today we continue that tradition of getting good drinks into the hands of eager customers – but through less illicit routes!
We source spirits from across the globe, bringing you the best drinks we can find.
We don’t restrict ourselves to production method or geography, which means you don’t have to either.