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During the Prohibition era in the United States, the Martini gained popularity due to its strong flavor and ability to mask the taste of bootlegged alcohol. It became the iconic symbol of rebellion and sophistication.

  • Christmas Calendar with open doors

    Christmas Calendars

    Christmas is appearing once more on the horizon and with the season comes the parade of gin filled advent calendars, all vying for your attention. This year we have teamed...

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  • #SBS Winners

    Small Business Sunday Win! #SBS

    On Sunday Downton Distillery alongside hundreds of other small businesses submitted their tweet. This was no normal tweet, this was going out to Dragon Den Star Theo Paphitis and into...

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  • Gin of the Week Gin Guide

    Gin of the Week

    Explorer's Gin was 'Gin of the Week' with the Gin Guide at the start of May. This was hot of the back of the Gin Guide Awards where Explorer's was...

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  • Salisbury Christmas Market Downton Distillery

    Salisbury Christmas Market

    At the start of the month we celebrated our 1st anniversary by opening the doors to our Chalet at the Salisbury Christmas market, where it all started last year. It...

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  • Gin Foundry, Calendar, Explorers Gin

    Discover Explorer's in the Ginvent Calendar

    The Gin Foundry started the original gin Advent calendar. It began one cold, dark winter night when they realised that no one made a gin-filled Advent calendar. To resolve the...

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  • Royal Berkshire Show; Explorer's Gin; Chilli Tails; Downton Distillery

    The Royal County of Berkshire Show

    The Royal County of Berkshire Show holds a very dear place to my heart. It’s a county show that has both a rich and vibrant history dating back to 1909...

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  • Bamboo Straws; Downton; Recycle

    Bamboo Straws

    A recent article estimated that nearly 500 million disposable plastic straws are tossed into landfills every year, but DEFRA did a review in 2018 ‘straw wars’ and estimate the number...

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  • Masters Medal Explorer's Gin

    Explorer's Gin wins top International award.

    Explorer’s has been awarded MASTER status at the Gin Masters Competition; this is one of the most prestigious competitions held within the industry. Explorer’s Gin was one of only two...

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  • Gold Grapefruit Explorer's Gin

    The Golden Grapefruit

    The grapefruit is a hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo, which is another gin botanical used by distillers. The grapefruit brings a light, zesty sweetness to the flavour profile. Facts...

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  • An adventure to remember?

    An adventure to remember?

    It's been a busy six months at Downton Distillery, and we have had the great pleasure in hosting events around the country and internationally! Our events have taken us to...

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  • Explorer's Gin Downton Distillery Compass

    Downton Distillery wins Bursary Spot at Junipalooza

    This week we are taking a look at a part of the show that truly defines the whole thing for us – our Bursary spot. Each year, we love to...

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  • Hugh Anderson distiller Downton Distillery

    Gin Foundry Interview Downton Distillery

    The following was written by the Gin Foundry team in 2019. Gin Foundry is now Spirits Beacon. It’s rare when we see a start-up with massive potential right off the...

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