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4th August 2021

Anno Distillers celebrate a decade since founding

Hot on the heels of enjoying worldwide acclaim for producing the World’s strongest gin, local Kent distillery, Anno Distillers welcomed one-hundred and fifty lucky guests to help celebrate 10 amazing years of success in style.

Founded by two scientists on 4th August 2011, with a dream of using a blend of science and nature to produce wonderful spirit creations, their 10th birthday event featured a VIP experience for those locals in attendance. With a behind-the-scenes look into how Anno makes its award-winning gins and other spirits, a tasting of the critically acclaimed Anno range, talks from their experts on the history of gin, and enjoying cocktails in the sunshine, the celebration was a fitting way to mark the companies 10 years in operation.

In their decade of success, Anno has won more awards than we can list, including Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards, to Kent Product of the Year at the Taste of Kent Awards, and even the honour of being ‘Short-Term Retailer of the Year’ for their Pop-up shop at Bluewater Shopping Centre. It’s latest accolade becoming owner of the prodigious title of ‘World’s Strongest Gin’, thanks to their newest creation, Anno Extreme 95 Gin – a 95% abv that packs not only a punch, but also boasts wonderfully fresh flavours.

“With the idea for the company having taken its first humble steps on my kitchen table in Maidstone,” explained co-founder Andy Reason, “and then watching the incredible growth and success of the business, means it is anyone’s guess just what we’ll achieve in the next 10 years. Whatever it may be, I’m certainly looking forward to it, and to proudly fly the flag for the tradition of quality spirits produced in Kent.”

For those that missed out on the Anno open day, but want to take a look into distillery life, Anno run distillery tours and experiences most weekends bookable from their website. They are also offering 10% off their distillery webshop for the month of August to help celebrate this exciting milestone.