WE BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS FOR LIVING AND SHOULD BE ENJOYED
We maintain that great taste should be at the heart of all good food and drink, and that ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough. Our values make us who we are, and we’re quite different to the rest.
We are driven first and foremost to make the best spirits we possibly can: spirits to be savoured for their taste, not just their alcohol content. After all, drink are some of life’s greatest pleasures.
We believe everyone should enjoy truly fine spirits; that’s why we craft ours to be sipped neat. We encourage epicurean adventures, a story in every sip.
Food and drink is all about the pleasure of a shared experience. You don’t need to drink copious amounts to have a good time, but it can always be had with good company.
PRODUCED WITH PASSION
We don’t do things by halves, we do rich, brilliant flavours, crafting sensory journeys: from the first scent of aroma to the long, lingering mouthful. That’s our ‘Taste First’ guarantee.
Having received a Doctorate in Biochemistry from Oxford University, John’s career ranged from pharmaceutical development to alcoholic beverage consultancy. Eventually he combined his biochemistry knowledge with his passion for fine food & drinks, and turned his hand to distilling. From his first still run over ten years ago, John realised there was a gap in the market for genuinely high quality spirits, and set out to bring the methodology of distilling firmly into the 21st century.
Since that first experiment, he is one of the UK’s most experienced distillers. Turning an average of ten stills a day, and distilling the UK’s widest variety of spirits from scratch. His creations have won the most prestigious awards from the leading international spirit competitions, and he has consistently led innovation in the spirits market. He was first in the UK to distil rum, sambuca and baijiu; he has worked with some of the world’s finest ingredients; and has developed world leading techniques for extracting flavours and accelerating ageing processes. In other words, he has truly earned the title of Master Distiller.
OUR PIONEERING SOUL MEANS WE DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY TO MOST OTHER DISTILLERIES, AND HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:
Our team is led by Dr John Walters, Master Distiller. He has over 30,000 hours of experience beneath his belt, turning stills on average 10 times a day, 5 days a week since 2011. He’s progressed the field of distilling with world-first methods, making him one of the UK’s true Master Distillers.