Blackdown Distillery

Blackdown Distillery is an innovative award-wining producer of finely crafted spirits; creators of unique drinks striving for quality, refinement and provenance. Established in 2012, Blackdown Distillery is nestled in the foothills of Blackdown Hill, South Downs National Park, West Sussex.

A luxurious collection of distinctive spirits are handcrafted in small batches in the oldest distillery in Sussex, can only be described as poetic, set amid a sprawling ancient woodland near where Lord Alfred Tennyson once lived; writer of such epic works as Charge of the Light Brigade.

The surrounding 40 acres of ancient woodland bursting with Silver Birch trees are the inspiration for the first ever Sussex Dry Gin, Silver Birch Vermouth and Silver Birch Vodka. Also included within the portfolio are, Black Cherry Liqueur, Eldeberryport, Christmas Pudding Vodka, Meads, Botanical Wines and Regency Bitters.

At Blackdown Distillery we pride ourselves on using only natural botanicals, focusing on quality and provenance. We are proud to use only British suppliers for all its ingredients and packaging, ensuring that these products are truly British.

Blackdown Distillery: Sussex Dry Gin

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin is the first Gin to be produced in Sussex and was launched in 2012.

Distilled 7 times from 100% British wheat, infused with 11 botanicals including; Juniper, Angelica, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Bitter Orange Zest, Sweet Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Coriander, Nutmeg.

Blended with only pure Sussex water, charcoal filtered with the Silver Birch sap added after distillation.

The Silver Birch sap is tapped once a year in early spring. It is sourced within the 40 acres of woodlands, which surround Blackdown.