Wessex Spirits is me!
I’m Kate and I make herb infused gin and rum, bespoke gin and hold exclusive events at my Tasting Room. I offer a completely personal touch and that’s why my small batch spirits are different. Each bottle is handcrafted in tiny batches by me, bottled by me, labelled and numbered by hand by me using locally sourced, natural ingredients and no sugar or nasties.
Wessex Spirits launched as Test Valley Gin in 2017 from my Grandad’s back garden. Inspired by my Mum’s sloe gin I wanted to create something completely different but just as delicious. Formerly an English teacher I was no stranger to drinking gin, and two children later the talent increased ! So the leap from drinking it to making it wasn’t too great.
After introducing new brands of gin, I became Wessex Spirits and moved to my own premises in Andover in 2018. I’ve now moved again – to a beautiful 17th Century Coaching Inn in Andover where I still hand craft everything myself and now have 4 beautiful rooms available for gin tasting events, private functions and daytime hire. A new fabulous booking system will hopefully be up and running soon when I update the website!
If you’d like to pop in to say hello or try a gin or two, do drop in at the Gin Palace in Andover. The bottles are always open!