Hayman’s is the longest serving gin distilling family in England. The story starts in 1863 with James Burrough, who created Beefeater Gin. Though he was formerly a pharmacist, he purchased a firm of gin distillers and renamed the company ‘James Borrough, Distiller and Importer of Foreign Liqueurs’. Employing his chemists experience, Burrough began to improve the gins and liqueurs. When James died in 1897, his three sons took over, acquiring a new distillery site in 1906.