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James Burrough

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April 1903.
July 1907.

of Cale Distillery, Hutton Road, Lambeth, London, SE 11

  • 1820 James Burrough, the great grandfather of the present Chairman, Christopher Hayman (03/08), acquired a drinks company. This later diversified to become one of the first UK producers of absolute ethyl alcohol. From those early days at a site in London, the company grew to be one of the most respected distributors in the market.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - late entry. British Wines, Cordials and Liqueurs. London Gin "Beefeater". Scotch and Irish Whiskies. White Cross Rum, Australian Wines, Vermouth, Absolute Alcohol, Spirits and Wine. (Stand No. K.59) [1]
  • The name James Burrough later became synonomous with Beefeater Gin which it distilled and distributed world-wide until 1987 when the company was bought by Whitbread.
  • This change of ownership was short lived for the Fine Alcohols division of James Burrough Ltd, which the Hayman family regained control of in November 1988 under the new name of Hayman Limited.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Hayman Company Profile