Sapphire recently commissioned the creation of the company’s first in-house production facility at an old Victorian paper mill in Laverstoke, Hampshire, on a 20,000sqm rural property. The abandoned 18th century paper mill’s original brick buildings were converted into the distillery and a pair of phenomenal curved glass greenhouses were added to house the 10 tropical and Mediterranean botanicals used to create the world famous gin. The centrepiece of the award-winning distillery is the amazing greenhouse. It is made up of two glasshouses, which extend from the distillery, using recycled air from the distillation process to maintain a warm climate within. The glasshouses take full advantage of advances in glass technology, including EnduroShield’s easy clean nanotechnology. EnduroShield easy clean surface treatment for glass was applied in factory prior to installation into the swooping glasshouse structures. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, transforming it into a high performance hydrophobic surface, which will protect against staining, and reduce the effort and frequency of maintenance, water and contaminants bead right off.