Exeter Gin was born from listening to customers at their family run pop-up gin bar in the heart of Exeter. Karen noticed there was a demand for an Exeter gin after trying to source some for the gin bar, however to no avail, therefore she opted to make it herself!
Having won an award and flying the flag for Exeter with their Exeter Street Food business, they felt the pressure and expectation from both themselves and others to produce a product that would make the people of Exeter proud. It would need to taste, look and feel premium but most of all be reflective of Exeter’s heritage. As a family their core values of celebrating heritage & history have been so strong whether that be relaying family tales, remembering respecting times gone by or reinforcing the values of recycling, however, most of all passing on their family heritage down to their own children and on again to their own children, meaning it’s been a real privilege for them to create a Gin for the city of Exeter. When researching and speaking to historians, the Roman occupation gave them the perfect brief as it was such a massive part of Exeter! Which is where they started.
A family run business producing premium gin made in small batches and produced in a traditional copper still. This robust yet smooth gin celebrates Exeter's Roman heritage and occupation between circa AD55 and AD380, "ISCA Dumnoniorum' describing flowing water in reference to the River Exe. Using ancient botanicals favoured by the Romans such as tarragon, basil, cardamom, cinnamon & marigold combined with 11 other botanicals, The result is an outstanding gin experience.
Exciting news, they are launching a brand-new Exeter Gin and Granny Garbutt Gin School and Bar above in their distillery in Teignmouth. The three-part experience will allow guests to take a tour of the distillery, make their own gin in the Gin School and sample cocktails in the bespoke Gin Bar.