About South Saxon Spirits
The South Saxon Spirits distillery, established in 2019, is Littlehampton’s first commercial distillery. Independently owned, they are a team made up of two lifelong friends. Working together over the past three years, having studied in Holland, they have soaked up the art of distilling spirits using both traditional and modern methods. Their tasting sessions ensure their spirits are perfect every time-well someone has to, right? They have an extensive recipe book ready for the future and launched with two delicate London Dry gins, one a classic, the other a delicately spiced, and a unique molasses vodka.
Why South Saxon Spirits?
Although historical records are rather sketchy, South Saxony (Sussex) was a rather large Kingdom around the year 477. King Aelle and his three sons arrived in Pevensey and conquered what is now Sussex. He is credited with the foundation of the Kingdom of South Saxony; and he was also the first King to be recognised as Overlord of all the English peoples south of the Humber and described as the first Bretwalda (ruler of Britain).
King Aelle was killed in a battle with the legendary King Arthur in 516AD and is reputed to be buried upon Highdown Hill just north of Ferring on the West Sussex coast. Here at South Saxon Spirits, they're ready to conquer again, bringing you authentic, rich tasting spirits that reflect their homeland.
South Saxon Classic Gin
The Gin Guide Review
Light on the nose with gentle aromas of orris root, citrus and cassia.
Juniper and citrus on the palate with cassia.
Subtle sweetness of liquorice leads into the finish of orange and lemon citrus.
With tonic - pinier notes of juniper on the nose. Nice balance of citrus. Light and delicate.