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Downton Distillery

Muddy says: Truly one of the best artisan gins in the country – grab a glass, pass the Fever Tree and let’s get drinking Explorer’s Gin!

In the heart of the Wiltshire Downs lies Downton Manor, former home to the Bishops of Winchester, Sir Walter Raleigh and now Downton Distillery and the ostentatiously adventurous Explorer’s Gin.

Inspired by the surrounding history, Explorer’s is bold with flavours and uses a unique selection of botanicals from the garden and across the globe. So what makes Downton Distillery different? The distillery sources the finest ingredients, including western cedar and bay leaves grown in the Manor gardens; and each batch is weighed, measured, filled, labelled and sealed by hand. The gin and its stunning bottle not only pay tribute to the golden era of discovery and those who navigated uncharted waters, but also to today’s explorers, with a modern sense of adventure, inspired to make their own path come true.

Who fancies a tipple dedicated to the Spirit of Adventure? Uh, we do!

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