Jacob is our owner and Master Distiller. Born and raised in Henley-on-Thames, and one of the youngest Master Distillers in the country, his dream has been to open a distillery in his home town.
Having designed and run distilleries elsewhere in the UK, Jacob gained an extensive knowledge of traditional gin making techniques and within a few years became one of the UK’s youngest Master Distillers. Combining this with a fresh and innovative approach, Jacob is now creating his own spirits that are both classic and contemporary. He has brought over 20 different artisan spirits to market, winning multiple awards.
Jacob also created ‘Distillery Consultants Ltd’ which gives assistance to start-ups and more established operations. This work involves recipe creation, R&D, Distillery set-up, Distillery management, production streamlining, training and HMRC liaison.
After years of planning, The Henley Distillery opens in June 2021.