The Isle of Wight Distillery creates a range of high quality, hand-crafted spirits for discerning and adventurous spirit drinkers who demand exceptional flavours and authenticity. The signature smooth delivery and layered complexity of our spirits is achieved through a small batch slow distillation using local and sustainable ingredients to create an expression of this beautiful island.

Our Spirits

About the
Isle of Wight Distillery

The first and only distillery on the Isle of Wight was licensed in 2014 by long term friends Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett.  By combining a wealth of experience in brewing and wine-making with locally sourced ingredients they have created a range of premium spirits that express the beauty and character of the Island they love.

Their first barrel of whisky, laid down in 2015, was soon followed by Mermaid Gin, a smooth, elegant and complex gin made with locally foraged rock samphire and Boadicea hops; Mermaid Vodka with a salty edge; HMS Victory-branded Navy Strength Barrel-aged Gin and Rum, incorporating real oak from the famous warship in a unique and exclusive partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The spirit range is hand-crafted in small batches and slow distilled before being cut with local spring water and bottled on the Island. The result is an award-winning range of spirits with a contemporary style, layered complexity and signature smooth delivery that brings this unique Island to life.

The Isle of Wight Distillery is committed to environmentally friendly production, the preservation of the Island and the marine environment.  The selection of sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable materials together with energy-efficient production drives our goal of a no plastic, zero carbon future.

Discover our new pub and visitor centre

Tour the distillery and taste our Island-inspired spirits, The Distillery and The Mermaid Bar are based at the old Wishing Well pub in Pondwell.

Summer Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Winter Opening Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm


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