The 1736 Gin Act introduced an annual levy which needed to be paid by anyone wishing to produce and sell gin in an attempt to rid the market of poorly produced and sometimes poisonous ‘gin’. The price of this levy was £50….. Therefore the name Fifty Pounds is a nod to the Gin Act of 1736 where gin made the first steps towards becoming the fine beverage that we know it to be today. As you would expect Fifty Pounds Gin is quintessential London Dry style of gin based on an original high-quality family recipe. Made in south west London at Thames Distillers Fifty Pounds Gin is batch distilled 1000 bottles at a time with each bottle showing the batch number and the year that it was distilled.