Bar, restaurant and shop is open but no talks are available at this time. Spirit taster boards can be purchased from the shop. Pre-booking is essential. To book a table call 01983 613653.
The only distillery on the Island was licensed in 2014 by long term friends Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett. Listen to talks about the distillery and taste the Island-inspired spirits.
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.
Whilst you visit stay for a drink in the mermaid bar where you can enjoy a refreshing mermaid gin and tonic.
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.
*Awarded Silver in the World Vodka Awards 2021 for the Mermaid Salt Vodka.*
- Groups by arrangement
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, A3054 to Ryde.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Ryde.
Public Transport Directions
For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - www.islandbuses.info/
- Regional and Miscellaneous - WTTC Safe Travels 2021
|Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* Please visit website for opening times - http://www.isleofwightdistillery.com