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Distilleries

Location and contact:

Address:Adnams Distillery
East Green
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6JW
Telephone:01502 727200
Email:info@adnams.co.uk
Website:

https://tours.adnams.co.uk/

Adnams Copper House Distillery

Operated by: Adnams plc

Come and explore behind the scenes and discover how they create their award-winning spirits, or get creative and make your very own gin!

Tours of the Adnams distillery run every day price £10 per person (over 18s only) Behind the walls of Adnams’ Victorian building lies one of the most modern breweries in the UK, to which they have now added a distillery.

Adnams Copper House Distillery Brands:

Adnams Copper House Gin

Made with six carefully chosen botanicals, Adnams Copper House Dry Gin is elegant and approachable, classically charged with juniper, rich with floral and citrus notes. It’s a warm and welcoming Adnams gin. To serve, cut a generous slice of orange zest (try to avoid as much of the bitter pith as you can), squeeze over the top of the glass, wipe the rim of the glass and then add the peel into your glass.
Adnams First Rate Gin Bottle - The Gin Guild

Adnams First Rate Gin

Adnams from grain to glass, The Adnams First Rate gin is distilled from three locally-grown grains: barley, wheat and oats. Adnams Master brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, makes a beer 'wash' from these grains which is fermented to around 6% abv without the addition of hops. Then head distiller, John McCarthy takes this beer and puts it through a 'beer stripping' column which removes all the alcohols to create a 'low wine' (around 80 - 85% abv). The 'low wines' are subsequently distilled in rectification columns to create a clean, pure spirit. Only the very purest portion of the spirit is drawn off; the finest cut. The spirit is then returned to the copper pot still to be redistilled and infused with thirteen carefully chosen botanicals.
Adnams Raspberry Pink Gin

Adnams Raspberry Pink Gin

Adnams Copper House Pink Gin is made from grain to glass using East Anglian malted barley which is first brewed into an unhopped beer before being distilled to a vodka with exceptional purity at 96% abv. They then redistil this vodka with six botanicals - juniper berries, orris root, coriander seed, cardamom pod, sweet orange peel and hibiscus flower to create our award-winning Dry Gin. Then they add raspberry to create those amazingly vibrant fruity aromas. It's a fun, pink twist on their great gin.  

Adnams Rising Sun Gin

Adnams Rising Sun Gin is made from grain to glass using East Anglian malted barley which is first brewed into an unhopped beer before being distilled to a vodka with exceptional purity at 96% abv. They then redistil this vodka with six botanicals - juniper berries, orris root, coriander seed, cardamom pod, sweet orange peel and hibiscus flower to create our award-winning Dry Gin. Made from rye grown by Jonathan Adnams at his farm in Reydon on the Suffolk coast. Refreshing gin with matcha tea and lemongrass.  
Adnams Sloe Gin bottle

Adnams Sloe Gin

A truly distinctive, heart-warming, traditional-style Sloe Gin. Ruby red in colour, gentle aromas of red plums blend with a soft and gentle hint of marzipan. Sweetness and the natural bitterness of the sloes are perfectly balanced on the palate which is smooth and round, with a luscious, creamy texture.

Further information:

Adnams plc

Come and explore behind the scenes and discover how they create their award-winning spirits, or get creative and make your very own gin! Tours of the Adnams distillery run every day price £10 per person (over 18s only) Behind the walls of Adnams' Victorian building lies one of the most modern breweries in the UK, to which they have now added a distillery.

John McCarthy, Adnams Gin

Adnams is just ten years young in the spirits industry, but nearly 150 years’ experience as a brewery has given the Suffolk-based business both a head-start and a setback in gin making. The company started in 1872 and evolved from a brewery supplying local pubs into a wine merchant and hotelier. However, Adnams’ relatively recent ambition as a distiller hung in the balance thanks to an outdated law that prohibited breweries and distilleries being on the same site. John McCarthy, Head Distiller at Adnams, explained: “This, we believe, stemmed back to the way duty was paid on malted barley in…