Chapterhouse Gin Launched

Bristol Cathedral is excited to collaborate with Bristol spirits producer Espensen Spirit to launch a limited edition gin.

Chapterhouse Gin was inspired by herbs and spices grown and used by monks like those who lived, worked, and worshipped in the Augustinian abbey which later became the Cathedral.

The name Chapterhouse comes from the Cathedral’s Chapter House, the room in which a chapter of the rule of the community was read each morning. The reading of the chapter became synonymous with both the space and the people, and the governing body of cathedrals today is still known as the Chapter. You can find Chapter Houses in nearly every cathedral in the country.

This exceptional gin is made in a copper pot still, then compounded with botanicals including chamomile, coriander seed, angelica, lemon peel and frankincense. A beautiful pale yellow in colour, the gin is 45% ABV, and available in 70cl and 5cl bottles via

The production of this gin has been co-funded with The Friends of Bristol Cathedral. The Friends exist to fund projects which beautify the Cathedral, care for its fabric, and enrich its worship.

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Posted on 13th October 2021