Abingdon Distillery started out as an idea in Hong Kong some years ago whilst working abroad. The lack of quality & limited selection of gins out there in that part of the world fuelled a bit of an experimental phase where we began dabbling in distilling with the aim of producing a worthy gin we could sip & enjoy.
It wasn’t until 2018 that we decided to setup shop in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and start to fine tune the recipe that would become our signature London Dry gin. It took us a fair few goes to get it spot on, with over 50 batches trialled, and we are super proud of it!
At our distillery we set the benchmark extremely high for all of our spirits. Quality and consistency is paramount to our ethos. That’s why from start to finish we do everything in house so we can keep a close eye on our production levels. From every drop that comes out of our still, to the labels and handwritten batch numbers on our bottles, we do it all.
All of the spirits that we make are produced by our beautiful 45 litre copper hybrid still, Jenny. She was handmade for us in Portugal. Jenny is key to our distillation process and she plays a huge part in producing smooth spirits with fantastic flavours. Being 100% copper, she removes the impurities & sulphur-containing compounds from the spirit vapours during distillation. Simply put, without Jenny we wouldn’t be able to produce our award-wining gins.
We are now actively looking for a new unit where we can move into & make our home for the years ahead with a bottle shop & tasting room that everyone can visit. We hope to update you on this soon…
In the meantime you can collect locally from Wells Farms Shop & Loose Cannon Brewery in Abingdon.
Copper Pot Distilled
We distil all our spirits the traditional way using our copper pot still, Jenny. She plays a huge part in producing our smooth & flavoursome award-winning spirits.
One Shot Method
All our gins are distilled using the ‘one shot’ method. Only purified water is added post distillation and we don't use concentrates, artificial colours or flavourings
We produce hand crafted spirits with the utmost quality. Each batch Jenny produces is no more than 65 bottles so we can keep total control on production quality levels.