We have a vintage Gordon’s London dry gin mirror that is an advertising collectable for wines and spirits. The stunning design features the famous London gin brand in vivid red fonts, a border, and a vibrant yellow background with the familiar logo on the boar's head.
Alexander Gordon, a Londoner of Scots descent, developed Gordon's London Dry Gin. He opened a distillery in the Southwark area in 1769 and moved in 1786 to Clerkenwell. The Special London Dry Gin he developed proved successful, and its recipe remains unchanged. Bottles of the product were distributed worldwide, and it became popular with the Royal Navy.
In 1925, Gordon's was awarded its first Royal Warrant by King George V. Gordon released an orange gin and a lemon variety in 1929 and 1931, respectively. 1934 Gordon's opened its first distillery in the US at Linden, New Jersey.
By 1962, it had become the world's highest-selling gin. In 1984, British production was moved to Laindon in Essex, and in 1998, it was moved to Fife in Scotland, where it remains.
The Distillers Company began producing Gordon’s Gin in Union City, California 1971. The plant, built in 1966 due to its proximity to rails, was home to many brands and distributed their products widely on the American West Coast.
The label and bottle-top of Gordon's gin depict a wild boar. According to legend, a member of Clan Gordon saved the King of Scotland from a boar while hunting. From the 1940s, the label bore the slogan "The Heart of a Good Cocktail".
This unique mirror design was created for the American market and comes in a darker-coloured wooden frame. It is in excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of authentic patina.