London's only distillery...I first came across Sipsmith a few years ago when friends gave me a bottle of Vodka for my birthday (thanks Todd & Dorothy!), and it has now become my vodka brand of choice-and often is the tip-off to the quality of the cocktail bar long before I've had my first sip. Sipsmith isn't a mass producer, but their quality is high. So, if a cocktail bar carries their product, it's a good indication of the quality of their cocktails. On a side note...I don't like gin. It's too 'juniper-y', but Sipsmith's gin is so mild, that even their gin is delish.
And, a more recent discovery- the Torres Celeste Crianza from the Torres family of Spanish wine. All I can say is yum. It's light, but complex, and I've become so obsessed with it, I'm already looking for places in the US that may stock it for when I return to the US in a few months!
Last, but certainly not least!
Meantime are London-area breweries (Meantime is worth the trip to SE London to Greenwich to check out...their brewery/restaurant serves incredible food in an incredible location) , and BrewDog is Scottish. Such great varieties to choose from -from simple ales & pilsners to stouts and IPAs. And all, just worth trying!