Frequently Asked Questions

About Wessex Distillery

Yes, you can order personalised gin bottle labels for all of our gins, to make the perfect birthday gift or wedding favour! We also partner with businesses to create branded gin bottles as bespoke gin offers.

You can find where to buy and drink Wessex Distillery gin on our stockist page.

Find our gin reviews on our website! Each gin has their own set of customer reviews, simply scroll to the bottom of their product page.

Our local Wessex Distillery uses a copper still, crafted by Carl, to distil our award-winning craft gin!

The Wessex gin competition offers an annual opportunity to win 6 X Alfred the Great and a set of miniature gins. Simply sign up for our newsletter by 30/11/21 to enter.

We provide gin tours of our local craft gin distillery as part of our gin experience day. We also offer private bookings of up to 16 people.

We do! Our gin experience day is available for public and private bookings (of up to 16 people). This includes a tour of the distillery, gin tasting, and gin making!

Our gin making experience includes a gin making class where members will create their own unique bottle of craft gin. You can also book private parties for up to 16 people.

Yes we do! We offer customised gin wedding favours, so you can match the labels and colours for your special day.

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).

Yes we do, we have our original London Dry Gin named Alfred the Great, and our Classic London Dry Gin.Both of which are double gold award-winning from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

Wessex Distillery offer’s miniature 5cl bottle versions for all of our gins!

Yes, in fact, all of our gins are vegan! We are also striving to be a more sustainable and eco-friendly business, which you can read about here.

Yes, all of our gin is gluten-free.

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.

However, we do recommend Fever Tree tonic water for a perfect Wessex Distillery Gin & Tonic!

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.

We think all our gins are great, and offer a wide variety of flavours to choose from. In terms of our most popular gin, this would be our Classic London Dry Gin which has been highly praised by gin tasters.

This is dependent on the gin itself, but most of our gins have an ABV of about 40%. However, our English Sloe Gin has a 28% ABV which is our lowest, and our highest ABV of 47% is for our Classic London Dry Gin.

Orders & Delivery

You must be 18 to buy gin on our website.

We offer seasonal gin discounts throughout the year, to get notified when there’s a good deal on, you can sign up for our newsletter or follow us @wessexgin on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Yes! If you’re a shop, bar, or restaurant, you can partner with us for wholesale gin! Simply fill out the contact form with your enquiry.

We do work with international wholesale partners on a bespoke basis. Simply contact us with the details of your desired order, your location, and your contact information!

Delivery is free for UK orders over £39. For international shipping, the price will be dependent on your location and order size.

Yes, our packaging and bottles is recyclable! For more information on this, read our blog about our plastic free packaging. Or, read about our plans for refillable pouches, so you can reuse your Wessex glass!

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

Your gin garnish will depend on your drink, but you can’t go wrong with a classic slice of citrus such as lemon, lime, or orange. For tips on how to drink your Wessex Distillery gin, simply check the recommended serve in the product descriptions or browse our gin cocktail recipes.

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!

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