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1st May 2024

Maidstone Distillery embark on a bold new venture with Wildshark Gin


We are incredibly proud to officially announce the launch of our newest bespoke gin, Wildshark Artisan Gin. We created this spirit for Wildshark Vineyard, located on the North Downs in the heart of Kent, and opening this weekend! The eco-friendly, sustainable vineyard shares in our passion for the environment and in creating drinks of exceptional character.

We were thrilled to be approached by Wildshark Vineyard to work together to develop our most adventurous spirit yet; a gin expression of the perfect wine growing environment. It has taken over one hundred million years before Wildshark Vineyard could plant the first vines, as the climate and soil along the North Downs developed the perfect conditions for the spectacular grapes grown at Wildshark Vineyard.

We relished the challenge of translating these gorgeous grapes into a gin. The label, designed by their expert team, features the pinot gris grapes, honey and wildflowers distilled in this wonderfully unique gin. We are thrilled to know that, from this weekend, every guest at Wildshark Vineyard can enjoy this exceptionally distinct and delicious gin.

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“Soft and floral with notes of elderflower and fresh cut flowers. The mellow sweetness of honey paired with Mediterranean orange gives way to a rounded depth of juniper and delicate fruits, all this complimented by dry juicy grape and a fruity moreish finish.”
Darren Graves, Head Distiller

Showcasing ingredients from Wildshark Vineyard
Featuring gorgeous pinot gris grapes and honey from Wildshark's own hives, Wildshark Gin is a unique and vibrant gin that captures the spirit of Kent's newest vineyard.

Crafted with love
Each and every bottle of spirit crafted at Maidstone Distillery is made with so much passion. We love creating bespoke gins featuring ingredients created or grown with just as much love by our clients.

Craft your own bespoke gin!
Staff from Wildshark Vineyard joined our expert distillers on one of our immersive Gin-Making Experiences to begin the recipe development of Wildshark Gin. To celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win a Gin-Making Experience for yourself!

How To Win!
In order to win a Gin-Making Experience for Two with us, as well as a Tour, Tasting and Picnic of Wildshark Vineyard, head over to our Instagram! The competition closes at midnight tomorrow night, so don't miss out!

Enter Our Instagram Competition Here!


The Maidstone Distillery

We are reinstating the tradition of Maidstone pioneer and Master Distiller, George Bishop, who created quality and world-renowned spirits from our county town back in 1785.