Our family has lived at Highclere Castle since 1679, when gin first came to England’s shores. Today, Highclere Castle Gin is inspired by botanicals hand chosen from the castle’s herb gardens, originally planted in the ninth century by the Bishops of Winchester. With a delicate balance of juniper, lime flower, orange peel and a touch of lavender, it is the true essence of Highclere’s ancient estate. Enjoy traditionally with tonic water or as a base for your favorite cocktail.
-Lord and Lady Carnarvon
Highclere Castle Gin was launched in 2019 with a mission to produce the finest gin in the world. Our super-premium gin was crafted to celebrate Highclere’s reputation for entertaining to the highest standards through the centuries. Still today, Highclere plays host to many of the world’s foremost statesmen, scientists, celebrities and artists where the evening always begins with gin cocktails dating back to the 1920’s.
Highclere Castle Gin is the liquification of Highclere’s commitment to agriculture and to honor its uniquely British traditions. The botanicals used in the gin are harvested from Highclere Castle’s ancient estate. The gin recipe was crafted over the course of four years by spirits entrepreneur Adam von Gootkin together with the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the owners and stewards of Highclere Castle. This very special partnership makes Highclere Castle Gin a uniquely Anglo-American product merging British pedigree and style with American innovation and drive for perfection.
Highclere Castle Gin has quickly garnered 15 prestigious international gold awards to date becoming a leading super premium gin in the market. It is well on the way to becoming the most highly awarded gin in the world due to its commitment to quality, heritage and genuine authenticity.
The company maintains offices at Highclere Castle in the United Kingdom and the charming village of Essex, Connecticut in the United States.