Plymouth Gin is a style of gin that by law can only be produced in Plymouth, England, it being a Protected Geographical Indication within the European Union. The Plymouth Gin Distillery (the Black Friars Distillery) is the only gin distillery located in Plymouth in what was once a Dominican Order monastery built in 1431 and opens on to what is now Southside Street. It has been in operation since 1793. The recipe for Plymouth Gin itself dates from 1793; it comprises of seven botanicals, or natural flavourings, blended in a proportion know only to a privileged few. This blend of botanicals is the most important factor in producing great gin and our recipe gives Plymouth its unrivalled taste.