In 1835 founder of Beefeater Gin James Burrough is born in Devon. He fashions a career as a pharmacist, which leads him to Toronto, Canada. In 1863 Burrough, returns to London and purchases the Chelsea distillery for £400. He produces liqueurs, fruit gins and punches. He counts the prestigious Fortnum & Mason amongst his customers. In 1876 The Chelsea Distillery, located on Cale street, Opens under control of the Taylor family. This would go on to become the first home of Beefeater Gin.