Striving to make the best, and nothing less, Wessex Distillery is family-run gin distillery creating exceptional, award-winning small-batch gins.
Based in the beautiful Surrey Hills near Godalming the gins are created in by the Clark family in a 240-litre copper pot, nicknamed Toby, after Grandma Clark.
The family has been distilling gin in Surrey since 2017, but have been producing gin since 2012 previously in London.
Wessex gin is smooth, clean and flavoursome – achieved by carefully choosing botanicals from all over the world. It takes great patience and care to create the perfect balance, and to produce gin of this calibre. So plenty of tasting sessions are involved to get the gin just right. Tough job, we say!
No great surprise then, to discover the gin is ranked among the best English gins available, with numerous awards.
The classic gin is the Alfred The Great, a smooth, traditional craft gin described having a strong initial thump of juniper, followed by enlightening coriander, and lively citrus endnotes. Other flavours include English Sloe Gin, Ginger and Rhubarb, Ginger and Sicilian Lemon, Gooseberry and Elderflower, Saxon Garden Floral Gin, Wyvern’s Classic Dry Gin and Wyvern’s Spiced Gin.
As well as creating fabulous gin, the family like to share their love of gin offering tours of the distillery as well as the Gin Lab Experience, a guided workshop where you can create your own bespoke blend of botanicals to create your own gin recipe.