Lets Get Ready To Rumble

At the turn of the year, we are pleased to see ourselves featured in an article in the Guardian, which describes how 2018 is shaping up to be the year that rum catches up with gin to be the next ‘big thing’. This is of course something that we have known for some time; as the only distiller in England to make our rum from scratch, we are naturally very excited about the year ahead!


If you haven’t already sampled any of our superb rum, you currently have two to choose from: our original Old Salt Rum, featuring flavours of raisins & sultanas, cracked caramel, vanilla and treacle, and the mouth-wateringly delicious Old English Spiced Rum, infused with cherries, red hibiscus flowers and citrus zests.  Both are made the proper old fashioned way; with molasses, rather than sugar cane syrup, which requires more skill to make but results in a more authentic and truly delicious sip!

We have more exciting developments on the horizon in early 2018, so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page to stay up to date. Finally, from all of us at the English Spirit Distillery, wishing you a very happy new year; here’s to a good one!




Season’s Greeting

With production winding down for another year, our thoughts are definitely turning towards the forthcoming festivities when we all intend to over indulge on cake, chocolate and our fabulous Christmas Spirit.

If you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas, why not pop over to either our shop in Dullingham or the distillery in Great Yeldham where we have a great selection of our award – winning spirits and liqueurs.  Dullingham is open 10am to 5pm from now until Saturday and then Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10am to 4pm.  Yeldham is open 20th and 21st from 9am to 5pm and 22nd 9am to 12.30pm when the distillery closes until Wednesday 3rd January.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Another Award? Don’t Mind if We Do!

Wow! Another award. This time a Great Taste Award for our Old English Toffee Vodka. Many of you already know how fabulous this is but if you haven’t tried it yet, (where have you been?) it’s available to order from our online shop.

Alternatively, check out the ‘Events’ page to see if we’re visiting a fair or Festival near you.

Award Winning Cucumber Keeps it’s Cool!

Well how proud are we?  We’ve only gone and won a Gold Award for our fabulous Cucumber Spirit at the International Wine and Spirit Awards!  We were competing with spirits from all over the world so to win a gold award is a huge achievement.

We also won awards for Our Dr J’s Gin, Sambuca, Limongino and English Spiced Rum so we’re feeling pretty pleased all round.

For those of you who have yet to try it, we redistill our super smooth vodka with fresh cucumbers to create this deliciously crisp alternative to our traditional gin. We recommend serving it with ice and tonic or as a base for a Bloody Mary or Pimms.



Do you love our spirits enough to help us sell them?

Firstly, we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all you lovely people who have enjoyed our spirits over the last few years.  Your continued support is very much appreciated.

We our now expanding so rapidly we need honest, reliable and committed people to help us sell our products at country fairs and food festivals both locally in East Anglia and also further afield.  No experience of the spirit industry is required, we will tell you all you need to know, but you will need your own car, be able to work on your own with customers, be able to set up and take down the stock (this typically only takes 10-15 minutes) and be trustworthy as you will be working with cash.  During the shows you will give out samples and tell customers a little bit about the product.

We need someone on a flexible basis, largely to cover shows at weekends but occasionally during the week.  The work is great fun as people are keen to try and as you are already aware, the products are superb so are easy to sell.  From this end, we offer full support and training so it couldn’t be easier!

We also offer a competitive daily rate with a bonus for achieving good sales.

If you are interested please email Jill at jill@englishspiritdistillery.com with your phone number.


Many thanks



Competition Time!


We at English Spirit Distillery are pretty evangelical about the production of our superior spirits and we would love you to help us spread the word. As a reward we will be giving away one bottle of selected spirit or liqueur each month. This month it is the turn of our unsurpassable Dr J’s Gin. Perfect over ice or with a dash of tonic.

Find us on Facebook and either LIKE our page or SHARE the competion post for your chance to win. Names will be drawn on Friday 26th May. Good luck!

More tea Vicar?

Hurrah it’s finally Spring!  I know the weather has yet to catch up but pretty soon we will all be sitting outside under a blazing sun and what better way to cool down than by enjoying a delicious Iced Tea.  But not just any old Iced Tea, this is an English Spirit Distillery Iced Tea so you know it’s going to be served with a twist.

A double of spiced rum

A double of tonic water
Two slices of fresh ginger
A palm of torn mint
Muddle and serve
Sweet Assam notes prevail, lovely.

Spring is finally here!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we’ve been as busy as the proverbial bees developing new delicious additions to our range of spirits and liqueurs.

As England’s only distiller of rum we are proud to present Tubman’s, a four times distilled white rum packed full of rich raisin and fruit cake delights.  Enjoy over ice with perhaps a pinch of Cornish sea salt.  Watch this space as we promise there’s more to come.