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6th September 2023

The Maidstone Distillery Recognized as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winner

Maidstone, September 2023, The Maidstone Distillery today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Things To Do. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.

Offering a wide variety of experiences to suit all interests, Maidstone Distillery has consistently achieved 5 star reviews for all of the events on offer. Their Distillery Tour and Tutored Tasting Experience covers the history of gin-making in the UK, elucidating Maidstone’s leading role in the British gin industry. No area of the Distillery is off-limits to guests, who are invited to see the test-kitchen, bottling and labelling facilities as well as the gorgeous copper still itself. The tutored tasting takes in the inspiration and development of each spirit and is a wonderful conclusion to the experience. For those who wish for a more hands-on experience, both their lively Cocktail Masterclass (featuring canapes from Fredric’s Bistro) and their bespoke, artisan Gin-Making Experience are unforgettable events that are sure to leave guests impatient for their next visit to Maidstone Distillery.

Sam Graves, Co-Founder, said “After a challenging start to the business in 2020 and the impact of Covid, we are over the moon our team has excelled year on year and provided excellent customer service and a great customer experience for all our visitors. This is a credit to the team and we are so proud to have achieved this accolade for the second year running.”

“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor. “The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Earning a Travelers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labor shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”

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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.