About Wessex Distillery
About Our Gin
Wessex Distillery create a range of gin flavours: Alfred the Great Gin (Traditional smooth London dry gin), Wyvern's Classic Gin (Premium London dry gin), Saxon Garden Gin (Floral inspired Gin), Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin (Zingy Fruity Gin), Sicilian Lemon & Ginger Gin (Refreshing Citrus Gin), Rhubarb & Ginger Gin (The Pink Gin), English Sloe Gin (Traditional luxurious Sloe Gin), & Wyvern's Spiced Gin (Oriental Spiced Gin).
There’s no easy answer to this question, as we think good quality gin can elevate any good gin mixer! Whether you’re partial to a G&T, a splash of lemonade, or a classic gin cocktail, there’s just no wrong answer! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our recommended serve in the product descriptions or browse our gin cocktail recipes.
All our gin is made locally in our family-run craft gin distillery in Wessex.
All of our gins are craft gin, as we take care and pride in each and every batch of gin we create.
Orders & Delivery
Of course! See our return's policy here: Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it in and in the original packaging. Please keep a record of your purchase via your online receipt.
About Craft Gin
London Dry Gin originated in London during the 19th century due to advancements in distillation technology. This enabled spirits to be made more cheaply, and to a higher quality, which no longer required taste additives such as sweetener. Therefore, the definition of London Dry Gin requires the gin to be made by distilling natural botanicals using a neutral alcohol of 96%, have a minimum ABV of 37.5%, and have nothing other than water added after the distillation process. This ensures the quality of the botanicals and the distillation process are the star of the show.
Gin liqueur is made by diluting distilled gin with fruit, sugar, and confectionary to flavour it. Therefore gin liqueur has a higher sugar content and lower alcohol content than typical gin. A gin liqueur usually has an ABV of 15-30%, whereas most of our gins had an ABV of about 40%.
If your gin’s ABV is higher than 37.5%, then it won’t be able to freeze, so storing your gin in the freezer should be fine. Storing your gin in room temperature conditions is also fine, although it is better served at a cold temperature, so we would recommend using a chilled glass or some ice for the best gin drinking experience!
Gin doesn’t technically expire, but to make the most of your distilled spirits, we would recommend consuming your gin within a year of opening the bottle for the best tasting gin!