Berkshire Gins & Distilleries in Berkshire
On This Page: Berkshire Gin and Distillery directory, reviews and tasting notes, distillery tours and gin schools in Berkshire, interviews with Berkshire distillers.
The Royal County of Berkshire, home to Windsor Castle, has a short history of distilling but is now home to 4 gin distilleries. Pete Lumber launched Berkshire's first gin distillery, 137 Distillery, which was located at his pub, The Newbury, before moving to a dedicated site in 2022 at 137 Eat. Drink Distill, complete with cafe, bar, bottle shop and events space. Berkshire Botanical Gin, launched in 2019 by Whitley Neill founder, Johnny Neill, was a Winner of the Traditional Gin category of The Gin Guide Awards 2022, while Lumber's Bartholomew Berkshire Dry Gin (137 Distillery) was a Winner of the Spiced Gin category in 2021.
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Berkshire Botanical Gin
Launched in 2019, Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin is produced on the 9,000 acre Yattendon Estate in West Berkshire - the largest grower of Christmas trees in the UK. The copper pot still, named Harry, resides in the Royal Oak Pub & Hotel in the heart of Yattendon. The Berkshire Botanical philosophy is to create sustainable botanical spirits inspired by the botanicals growing on the Yattendon Estate, and Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin takes inspiration from the Christmas tree growing by featuring Norway Spruce.
Lumber's Bartholomew Gin
Lumber's Bartholomew Gin was launched in 2018 by Pete Lumber who at the time was Landlord of The Newbury Pub, located at 137 Bartholomew Street in Newbury. 137 Gin Distillery was built onto the back of the pub before the distillery moved to the centre of Newbury in 2022.
For more gins produced in Berkshire, try:
- Hawkridge Gin - Hawkridge Distillers (Compton)
- The Windsor Batch Gin - The Tarbay Botanist (Windsor)
Meet the Makers
Get to know Berkshire's finest gin creators and distillers in our 'Meet the Maker' interviews. Find out what inspired them and how they created and launched their gin, how it's made, what botanicals are used, what you can experience if you visit their distilleries, how best to serve their gins, and what they have planned for the future: