CONTRACT DISTILLING

MASTERS OF INNOVATION AND FLAVOUR.

WE ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS REAL

We offer a contract distilling service for brands of all sizes. If you’re interested in adding a world-class spirit, liqueur or non-alcoholic product to your portfolio, then we are here to help you every step of the way to bring your vision to life.

about us

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE

Since 2011, we’ve used our distilling experience to produce bespoke quality spirits for a variety of British brands. We see ourselves as the only ‘Michelin Star’ equivalent distillery: we create spirits with remarkable flavours that taste great and speak for themselves as the best in their field. We have driven customers' retail sales from zero to seven figures plus in as little as eighteen months.

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OUR SITES

We operate from two historic sites; Great Yeldham Hall in Essex and Treguddick Manor in Cornwall. The equipment of our two distilleries ranges from heritage to cutting-edge; from hand-crafted detail to state-of-the-art technology; and everything in between. This unique approach allows us to produce large batch sizes to our exceptional quality standard.

OUR EXPERIENCE

It’s true what they say: practice makes perfect, and experience cannot be bought or mimicked. No distiller in the UK has more breadth and depth of experience than Dr John Walters. With 25 years in the drinks business and over 20,000 hours spent at the stills, Dr John distils the UK’s widest variety of spirits and liqueurs, earning an unrivalled collection of prestigious international awards.

OUR SERVICE

We understand that your project should be completely bespoke and entirely tailored to what’s best suited to you. We are with you every step of the way, providing our knowledge and support from start to finish. You will benefit from our world-leading array of distilling techniques, as well as our experience with regulations, packaging, routes to market, commercials and much more.

a bespoke solution for you

WE ARE ON HAND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

From entirely bespoke spirits produced in bulk to a turnkey service, we are here to guide you through an exciting adventure. Whatever you need, we are fully equipped to meet your individual requirements.

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CATERING FOR SMALL START UPS THROUGH TO GLOBAL SUCCESS

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PREPARATION OF READY TO DRINK (RTD) PRODUCTS

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BRAND EXTENSIONS - TAKE YOUR EQUITY INTO A NEW CATEGORY

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SOURCING PACKAGING AND DRY GOODS TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS

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CREATING BESPOKE ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCT RECIPES

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DISTILLING, MATURATION, BOTTLING, LABELLING

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PRODUCTION OF SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS TO YOUR SPECIFICATION

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STORAGE AND LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS INCLUDING 3PL FULFILMENT AND DROP-SHIPPING

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REDEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING SPIRITS AND RECIPES

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ON-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE END-TO-END PROCESS, BOTH DOMESTIC AND EXPORT

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HIGH SCALABILITY FROM 500 TO 15,000 LITRES

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ISO9001 QUALITY CERTIFICATION

 

I have worked with John Walters to develop a Great British rum. He has invented an entirely new distilling method that will certainly put England on the map as a producer of very fine rum.

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SIR RANULPH FIENNES

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IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN MAKE IT

We distil vodkas, gins, rums, brandies, single malts, schnapps, absinthe, baijiu, liqueurs, and superb low and non-alcoholic alternatives. All recipes are bespoke and created entirely to the client's specifications. The vast majority of our clients go on to win at least one prestigious international award within the first 12 months of release; in one case over 24 awards in 18 months!

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PIONEERS OF THE UK’S FIRST TRULY BRITISH RUM

Since releasing the first British rum in 2012, our extensive experience in fermenting, distilling and barrelling establishes us as the definitive authority on quality British rum production.  If you want a bespoke British rum, created entirely from scratch, you are in the right place!

OUR EXPERTISE COVERS WHITE RUM, GOLDEN RUM, SPICED RUM, BOTANICAL RUMS AND MORE

We take a unique approach to distilling rum, using premium molasses, multiple small batch distillations and our own cutting-edge proprietary methodology to naturally infuse flavour and accelerate ageing.

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STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

The global gin market has boomed for nearly a decade; new gin must have a real point of difference and clear taste superiority. Thanks to our expertise, versatility and attention to detail, we guarantee both.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BOTANICAL COMBINATIONS SPANS THE GAMUT OF SIMPLE SELECTIONS TO WORKING WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S RAREST AND MOST UNUSUAL PLANTS

Our London Dry gins are always distilled with a particular focus on the quality of the base spirit. This ensures not only smoothness but also an extra dimension of flavour; rarely found in other gins, immediately noticeable and appreciated by consumers

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QUALITY AND FLAVOUR IN EVERY SIP

Our philosophy on delicious vodka is simple: it is super smooth and retains the hallmark flavour characteristics of its origin.

WE CAN PRODUCE VODKA FROM GRAINS, POTATOES, SUGAR BEET, SWEET POTATOES AND MORE

We take care to showcase the quality and flavour notes of the base ingredients. Our unique method of single distillation, which negates filtering, means that we consistently produce world class vodkas designed for sipping neat, but when mixed their signature shines through.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: SUGAR SELLS!

We are well versed in the art of using a panoply of sugars as an additional canvas for capturing and presenting exquisite flavours with alcohol. With an enormous scope for flavour selection, a premium liqueur can make a superb addition to any range and bottom-line.

OUR WELL STOCKED ARSENAL OF EXPERTISE ALLOWS US TO COMBINE AN ARRAY OF TECHNIQUES AS DIVERSE AS DISTILLING AND SOUS VIDE TO ENSURE MAXIMUM FLAVOUR PRESENTATION

Our experience with capturing the sensory essence of high quality ingredients is vast. We will work with you to create a recipe that will maximise the opportunity to introduce great tasting and super-smooth drinks to new market segments.

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THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER

With over 20,000 hours of distilling experience over ten years, there really isn’t much we haven’t tried our hand at. From re-imagining classic spirits, to iconoclastic new ones, we leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of creating taste adventures that will entertain and delight consumers.

IF YOU DARE TO DREAM IT, WE WILL BRING IT TO LIFE

Our cross-disciplinary expertise in fermenting, distilling and barrelling provides the resource to create nearly any spirit. To name a few -  single malts, brandies, sambuca, schnapps, aperitifs, liqueurs and RTD (ready to drink) products. The list goes on...

NEW THIS YEAR!

NON-ALCOHOLIC

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BESPOKE SHRUBS

After several years in development and refinement, we are proud to offer our bespoke shrubs and oxymel contract production service. 

 

Our methodology chain is unique: distilled spirit to create flavour, then to perfect vinegar for balanced acidity and finally combine the delicious combination of fruits and botanicals to generate a non-alcoholic taste sensation - that is actually distilled!

 

Imagine our dark and stormy rum shrub - best of British rum, turned to ground-breaking rum vinegar, combined with the right combination of fresh ginger and lime, served over ice with tonic or ginger ale. Who knew a non-alcoholic beverage could taste oh so good! Especially one that dates back to 2500 BC and was used to enchant Queen Elizabeth I.

 

If you want a bespoke vinegar we can do that for you too!

THIS MARKET IS EXPLODING. SHRUBS NOT ONLY REPRESENT THE BLEEDING-EDGE IN TASTE BUT ALSO OFFER AN AVANT GARDE COMPETITION TO LACKLUSTRE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

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If you’d like to make an enquiry, please use the form below, or contact Jill Lawrence via:

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START YOUR BESPOKE SPIRIT TODAY!