Distillery Tours

Adnams Distillery Tours

Welcome to the Adnams Distillery Tour site. For those of you who have yet to visit our home in Southwold or our distillery, you are in for a treat. Only £10.00 per person (over 18s only) which includes the tour, tasting and a discount on your first bottles of spirits to take home with you. Book your place now!

Southwold lighthouse reflected in the window of the columnAdnams Distillery at NightThe rectifying columns

Make Your Own Gin! Fancy selecting your own botanicals, distilling your own Gin and taking away a bottle complete with a personalised label? Adnams now offers you the chance to do just that.   Make Your Own Gin experiences are now available to book.  Check for places now!

Ideal Gifts. Would you like to buy a Distillery Tour voucher for a gift? If so, please call 01502 727225 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays). Vouchers can then be redeemed at a later date. Distillery Tour Gift Cards are also available to purchase online.

The pot stillThe Copper House sits alongside the brewery and uses many of the same local ingredients. From the top of the building you can see some of the best views in Southwold, looking across the rooftops to the Lighthouse and North Sea beyond. The beautiful Suffolk coastline has been the inspiration for the product names and elegant packaging design.

Within the former copper brew house, we’ve created the most energy efficient distillery in the UK, respecting tradition whilst utilising state of the art technology. The distillery generates 50% of the required water and steam for the brewery, forming an integral part of a sustainable system.

Jonathan AdnamsThe distillery contains all the equipment needed to create a “grain to glass” product taking local barley, wheat and oats. The tour demonstrates the highly precise intricacies of micro distilling and small batch process, as well as the creativity too. One of the skills of a Master Distiller is being able to judge the right moment to cut the spirit to ensure the greatest purity. Adnams spirits are produced using a greater proportion of the finest cut of the distillation – this means that no further filtering or treatment is required. You’ll be able to taste the house recipes, which we’ve carefully crafted from a lot of practise from the team.

The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting in the Cellar & Kitchen store, which takes around 30 minutes. In the store you can peruse the broader range of Adnams products and ask as many questions as you like. The tours are only available to over 18s and booking is essential as spaces are limited.

We hope you enjoy it and we welcome your comments on the distillery experience.


Next Tour

27th April, 11:30

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Next Make Your Own Gin Experience

27th June, 14:30

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