The King of Kent Spirits

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We're so pleased to hear the news that Family Business Place Member, Maidstone Distillery's signature spirit, George Bishop London Dry Gin, was crowned 'Kent Spirit of the Year' in this year's Taste of Kent Awards!

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved during the public vote earlier in the year, helping us to reach the finals where a judging panel pitched George against seriously strong competition in two signature gins from other Kent distilleries. The judges commended George, saying "The flavours of this complex gin really stood out. It's peppery and spicy, yet with a great array of citrus and floral notes." 

If you tuned in to the live event with a George and Tonic in hand, we hope you had a fun filled evening just as we did here at the distillery. We're absolutely delighted with the result and are proud to be carrying forward the legacy of George Bishop and his legendary Maidstone Gin of 1785.

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If you'd like to learn more about the story behind our spirits, the rich distilling history of our county town and the man to whom our signature gin pays tribute, why not join us for one of our highly rated Distillery Tours? Sessions commence this Friday 21st May and can be booked online here.