Country Tails

April 17, 2018

10 years in the making 

On the April 1st we celebrated ten year as the UK’s original Single-Estate distillery. As pioneers of the field to bottle cause, we have always aimed to change the status quo in the spirits industry. In 2008 William took delivery of and installed ‘Fat Betty’ a copper batch pot and ‘Maximus’, the tallest copper rectification column in the world, ready to start distilling vodka from the potatoes grown on his family farm in Herefordshire.


We don’t buy in any ready-made, neutral grain base spirit which is a huge part personality of the product and it’s traceability. William wanted to create a product where everything was made entirely from scratch with all ingredients grown on his farm and that had true provenance. Ten years on, we still stand by this and each batch is personally signed off by a family member. 


In 2012 William started redistilling Chase Vodka and with the addition of some of his favourite botanicals, GB Gin was born. Over the last 10 years our collection of spirits has now expanded to include an award-winning range of vodkas and gins the full range can be found here.


As we look ahead to the next 10 years, our vision is to make the distillery completely carbon neutral and self-sufficient. So far this year, we have welcomed ‘Huxley’ our biomass boiler which has kicked off a series of moves to make the distillery more energy efficient and sustainable long term.


We’re excited about the future and we hope you’ll come along and join us – cheers to 10 years!