Kent's first distillery in 200 years blending science and nature
Andy and Norman have always had a passion for craft spirits. In 2011, they decided to put that passion to use, and founded Anno, the first distillery in Kent (their home county) in over 200 years. As scientists (they've been in the industry their whole professional lives!) they understand that making the best spirits isn't luck; it's about precision, and having a practical understanding of the equipment capabilities.
Andy and Norman love distilling, because it allows them to fuse together their passion for the Kentish countryside with their professional scientific expertise. Creating Kent's finest spirits is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation and combination, which they call "the spirit of alchemy".
The team at Anno source hops, lavender, elderflower, rose hips and samphire from the local countryside. In Patience, they mix these award winning ingredients with citrus, juniper, coriander and angelica. The result is a range of smooth, classic gins and vodkas, with a distinctly Kentish feel.