Winter 2015; Our/London – a micro-distillery producing vodka – opens in Hackney, London, under the direction of local entrepreneurs Neil Chivers and Clive Watson.
A Pernod Ricard Company, Our/Vodka is a global vodka made by local partners in cities around the world. It has already successfully launched in Berlin and Detroit, Seattle, Amsterdam and now London; with each city giving its name and character to the vodka.
Our/Vodka sets out to redraw the vodka map, working in partnership with people who not only have a passion for their home city but also embrace the opportunity to change traditional methods of creating and distributing vodka.
Following the same global recipe, each micro distillery produces, blends and hand bottles the premium vodka. Our/London uses ingredients sourced as locally as possible – without compromising the brand’s high standards. Unique in appearance, the small 350ml crown-capped bottle of vodka tastes smooth and fresh.
Hackney dwellers, Neil and Clive are lifelong friends. They have lived in London for over twenty years, working in music and hospitality industries respectively. Working in partnership with Our/Vodka, they hope to bring a unique approach to making and distributing vodka to the UK; in addition to bringing a high quality spirit to the market, Our/London will work to harness meaningful collaborations, create new friendships with likeminded local businesses and simply be good neighbours. The Our/London site does not only operate as a distillery and tasting room but also as a fully functioning event space.