Gin Producers

Copper Rivet Distillery

For 414 years Chatham stood at the cutting edge of industry and innovation.  Fifty years since the last ship was launched from its historic dockyard, they’re reinventing Chatham for the 21st century.

The Copper Rivet Distillery is an exciting and dynamic new Medway based craft distillery.  Drawing upon the area’s rich tradition of innovation and craft, the team toil together to produce small batches of exceptional gins, whiskies and vodkas from scratch in bespoke stills, with the same skill that local craftsmen once fashioned world-class ships.

They’re the only spirit maker in Kent, and one of just a few in the UK that undertakes the complete process of brewing and distilling from grain to glass, ensuring their range of premium spirits is totally distinctive and unique.

Set in the historic and magnificent Victorian Pump House No. 5, their distillery is open for tours.  Come meet the team to see how they make and produce their range of spirits, explore and see firsthand the distilling process in action, play and experiment with flavour profiling in the laboratory and sup and savour some of their spirits for yourselves.

Address:Copper Rivet Distillery,
Pump House no. 5, Chatham Dockyard,
Leviathan Way,
Telephone:01634 931122

Copper Rivet Distillery Brands

Dockyard Gin

A contemporary take on traditional naval gins, Dockyard Gin celebrates their home, Chatham Dockyard. Crafted through hand-made copper still, they flavour their gin with only the finest botanicals sourced from across the globe. Dry, with subtle citrus hints and spicy aromatic flavours, this gin steers tradition into unexpected waters. Inside you'll find: Italian Juniper berries, locally sourced elderflower, Bulgarian Coriander…

Further information

Copper Rivet Distillery

Following three years of restoration and refurbishment the Copper Rivet Distillery opened its doors at the historic Pumphouse No.5 at Chatham Maritime in Medway in 2016. The distillery, which is run by Bob Russell and his two sons Matthew, and Stephen, has started producing small batch, handcrafted premium quality gin (and other spirits), from locally sourced high quality Kentish grain.…