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The Maidstone Distillery

There Is Pride In Our Spirit.


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.

We’re new, but our roots are built on a rich heritage of spirit making in Maidstone.

We distill 3 signature gins plus our Sharps Toffee Liquer in our beautiful distillery in the heart of Maidstone.

Join us on a tour of our award-winning distillery and let us immerse you in our world for 90 minutes of spirited fun.

We are proud of our sustainability efforts, we use 100% green energy, only plastic free packaging and partner with local charity Plantlife who benefit from sales of our Ranscombe Gin, which uses botanicals foraged from their Nature Reserve.

Awards & Accreditations

These are some of our recent awards and accreditations

TOKA 2021 Winner
Great Taste Award 1 Star 2021
TOKA 2022 Finalist
Great Taste Award 1 Star 22
TOKA 2023 Bronze

Sustainability at The Maidstone Distillery


Renewable energy


Local sourcing policy


Plastic free packaging, Refill station, Reusable Packaging

Regenerative farming

Biodiversity & wildlife conservation

Folkestone Harbour Arm Marketplace Huts

29th-28th September 2024

Produced in Kent at the Folkestone Market Place

There are 35 fisherman huts that form the Market Place - Folkestone Harbour’s first ever permanent retail space. Adjoining the incredibly popular Goods Yard, these classically styled huts come together to form an exciting, evolving retail space.