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Van der Schueren makes several gins, mainly under private label. Of the many brands produced, the distillery promotes one brand of its own, which it manages completely independently: COCKNEY'S GIN

We have been distilling the Belgian heritage together with our predecessors for almost 185 years. Over the years, the brand has had different owners and guises. However, never in its long history has it renounced what Cockney's still stands for today: enjoying together.

What's in a name?

In 1838 a Londoner founded the Cockney's Distillery in Ghent. A true Cockney is one who was born in East London within earshot of the Bow Bells, the bells of St Mary-le-Bow Church. The name of his gin was therefore at hand and the reference to the bell on the bottle also comes from this.

A story that starts in Belgium, but with strong English roots.  

The distillery always had its gin at different percentages in alcohol and therefore in different << levels of quality >>. Starting at 38% to over 47%.  

In the 1940s, the brand gained new impetus when the Hoste family took over the distillery. After the last Ghentian generation in 2003, both the distillery and the brand came to be taken over. That's how Cockney's Gin ended up with us in Aalst.  

Saved from obscurity and very aware of its monumental value, we reworked Cockney's Gin in 2013 to adjust the time-honored recipe and to upgrade the look of the bottle. We chose to add 15 extra botanicals to the gin and keep the alcohol percentage at 44.2%. 

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IT TAKES A LONG TIME 
TO GROW AN OLD FRIEND

18 botanicals in total including 

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Yuzu

Pink grapefruit

coriander seed

Bergamot

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Silver 2015

San Francisco

World Spirits Comp.

Double Gold 2016

Spirits Selection

World Championship

The house specialty
eminently

Get your Cockney's Gin at your liquor store or order via our webshop

In addition to our premium gins from Cockney's, you can also contact Van der Schueren Distillery for other gins that are produced there. Also for gin in bulk

(10 l./50 l./200 l./1000 l.)

COCKNEY'S

Cockney's Premium Gin 44,2%

Cockney's by JRE 42%

Cockney's Negroni 20%

VdS PREMIUM

  • Premium Spicy 38%

  • Premium Citrus 38%

  • Premium Floral 38%

  • Premium 44%

VdS BULK

  • Gin 38%

  • Gin 44%