Balint Damosy, a lawyer, wine enthusiast and WSET diploma student at the time, realized during his wine and spirit studies that his true passion is the juniper flavoured spirit. “Never in our life have we distilled or even produced any alcoholic beverages, but after 2 years of self-teaching, reading, travelling, tasting (drinking) and testing we realized that this dream is not unreachable.“

Balint Damosy Founder / GinSmith

After two years of planning, preparation, and hard work, April 17, 2018, was the turning point of our gin distillery project. On that day we received the bonded warehouse distilling license as the first genuine gin distillery in Hungary. It allowed us to distil gin using neutral grain spirit and natural botanicals and spices. Reviving the forgotten tradition of distilleries within the city walls of Budapest, we installed our distillery in a warehouse on the premises of the former Hungarian Cotton Factory (established in 1882) in the 4th district.


From the very first moment the mission was clear: to accomplish the highest quality without denying the provenance of the gin. Therefore, our gin meets not only the standards of a London Dry Gin, but summons noble traditional Hungarian taste notes. When choosing the signature botanical for our well-guarded recipe, we were looking for an ingredient which underlines the origin of our gin, but also provides a unique flavour and aroma profile not yet really familiar to gin drinkers.


Following the success of our gin, we launched Opera Vodka at the end of 2020, and our mission remained the same: to deliver the highest quality product to our consumers in every drop we bottle.
Produced from the finest local corn, our vodka combines a crystal-clear appearance with a well-balanced smooth structure and taste.



Dive into the secrets of gin distilling and taste our award-winning spirits and cocktails. For guided distillery tours and tastings contact
Alex Hernádi +36 30 417-5779


Our distillery hosts one of the most unique speak-easy bars in Budapest, where we hold distillery bar events, and serve as the perfect location for company events, and private parties. Follow our Facebook page for our programmes. For private events please contact Heni Juhász-Váczi! +36 20 411-1904


Shop on site at our brewery! Mon, Wed, Thu 11 – 12am and 4 – 5pm, or for check-in: Alex +36 30 4175779 Tasting, Factory visit, Event? Follow us on Facebook or find Heni! +36 20 4111904! Would you be a partner? Misi helps with everything: +36 30 4567623 Would you talk to the founding owner? Call Bálint! +36 30 4953380 Would you be our regular customer / guest? Please subscribe to our newsletter

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