We are very much a family business and we all love our gin – we even have a Golden Retriever – aptly named Ginny!
Our gin journey began back in 2018 when we visited a small craft distillery in Devon. We were fascinated by the method of production and decided to find out more.
Visits to exhibitions, training courses and of course more distilleries and tastings (well someone had to do it) followed until finally, we came upon what we consider to be the perfect recipe.
Then Covid-19 arrived and with it, a national lockdown! This gave us the opportunity to further develop our product and Spirit of Glastonbury was born
The nine botanicals that make up Spirit of Glastonbury have been carefully chosen to complement each other and bring out the very essence of what we consider to be a true Somerset gin: apples from Somerset’s traditional orchards; juniper berries (the main component in gin); cinnamon; coriander; liquorice; almonds; angelica; orris (Iris root) and lemon peel. The quantities are of course a carefully guarded secret!
Our Spirit of Glastonbury gin is distilled with natural spring water drawn from St George’s Spring, deep beneath the mystical Glastonbury Tor in the heart of Somerset.
Every bottle of Spirit of Glastonbury gin has been lovingly distilled using our copper still Guinevere. We distil in small batches and each bottle is hand written with the batch number. This means that sometimes there may be a subtle variation in flavour from batch to batch – rather like a fine wine – we think this makes it rather special.
We chose our unusual bottle shape because it follows the lines of the ancient hill named Glastonbury Tor. Each bottle is wax sealed and labelled by hand. As a family business we take immense pride in what we do which makes every bottle unique.
Somerset Craft Distillery Ltd
Barton Lower Farm
Barton St David
Somerset TA11 6GS