Win a bottle of Mermaid Gin
Breeze Summer 2019 edition
The first and only distillery on the Isle of Wight was licensed in 2014 by friends Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett. Combining a wealth of experience in brewing and wine-making with locally sourced ingredients, they have created a range of premium spirits that express the beauty and character of the island they love.
Situated on the outskirts of Ryde in stunning countryside, visitors are invited to watch the distilling process, sample the spirits on offer in the Mermaid Bar or enjoy a gin & tonic on the terrace, looking out over the valley.
A small batch, hand-crafted spirit, the distillery’s signature spirit Mermaid Gin captures the essence of the Island, blending locally sourced botanicals, including rock samphire foraged from chalk cliffs, to produce its smooth yet complex flavour.
Alongside Mermaid, the Isle of Wight Distillery produce a range of premium spirits, including whisky, the first barrel of which was laid down in 2015, Mermaid Vodka and HMS Victory-branded Navy Strength Barrel-aged Gin and Rum, which incorporates real oak from the famous warship in a unique and exclusive partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The spirit range is hand-crafted in small batches and slow
distilled before being cut with local spring water and bottled on the Island. The result is an award-winning
range of spirits with a contemporary style, layered complexity and signature smooth delivery.
The Isle of Wight Distillery is committed to environmentally friendly production, the preservation of the Island and the marine environment.