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Adnams plc

The Adnams distillery, called the Copper House, sits within the Adnams brewery complex in Southwold in Suffolk, and many of the same ingredients – local barley, rye, wheat and oats – are used in both processes.

It’s the most energy-efficient distillery in the UK and also generates water and steam for the brewery so forming an integral part of their overall sustainable production system.

Launched in 2010, their spirits have received many plaudits and awards from across the world, including the coveted ‘world’s best’ trophies for our gin.

Established:2010
Address:Sole Bay Brewery
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6JW
Telephone:01502 727200

Website:https://www.adnams.co.uk
Email:[email protected]

Adnams plc Brands

Adnams Copper house Gin Bottle

Adnams Copper House Gin

The team at Adnams redistill Adnams East Coast Barley Vodka with a special selection of botanicals to create Copper House Gin. East Coast Vodka is made from a distillery wash of 100% East Anglian Malted Barley. This wash is fermented with Adnams house yeast to around 6% ABV, before being sent to the distillery. Their small batch distillation uses authentic…
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…
Adnams Raspberry Pink Gin

Adnams Copper House 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…

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…
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.

Adnams Copper House Blackcurrant Gin

When the team at Adnams decided to produce a fruit-forward, hedgerow-style gin, they wanted to ensure they could use locally grown fruit in the recipe. They found out that blackcurrants were available in abundance in East Anglia, which was fortunate, as they were going to need lots of them. Copper House Blackcurrant Gin joins the family, alongside Copper House Dry…

Adnams Orange and Sea Buckthorn Gin

With a whirl of fresh orange juice, pineapple, peaches, and tropical fruit flavours, this is an intensely fruity seasonal gin. Sea buckthorn grows wild all along the sandy east coast of Britain and can be found amongst the dunes at Holkham in North Norfolk. The berries on this hardy, salt-tolerant plant are small, but when crushed they release amazingly intense…
Adnams Smidgin Bottle

Adnams Smidgin

It might look small, but Smidgin is mighty in flavour, as it is made to do more with less. It’s a gin for making a low alcohol G&T, but it’s actually packed with 10 times the botanicals for big gin flavour. It’s distilled in the same way as all Adnams gins, but Adnams increase the intensity of its six-ingredient recipe,…

Further information

Adnams Copper House Distillery

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…
John McCarthy, Adnams Gin

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…