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Anno Distillers Ltd.


Anno Distillers Ltd., Marden, Kent, England, UK.


In the late summer of 2011, a little under 200 years since the last Gin Distillery closed, Kent became home to Anno Distillers and plans began for Gin to be distilled again. In 2010 two PhD research and development chemists, Andy Reason and Norman Lewis, were working for GlaxoSmithKlein in Hildenborough. When the company announced the closure of the site and redundancies for the workers for the fall of 2010, the pair started discussing their options for early retirement. Having formed a strong friendship from working together for over 10 years and, they were not quite ready to retire and it was an almost natural progress for them to consider starting their own joint business. With a shared passion for fine wine and quality spirits they began feasibility plans to start up a distillery.

In the fall of 2011, with all considerations in place, a two-year journey started with Andy and Norman making a final decision to progress with the business in the early spring of 2012. Now they truly became responsible for everything to establish their distillery including painting, plumbing, product development and the installation of their still. Andy’s youngest daughter Kim, who has an MBA, joined Anno shortly after this time and is responsible for PR, Marketing, Sales and Social Media. Anno Gin, their first product, was finally launched in September 2013.


Anno Distillers.

Our Reviews Of Their Spirits


Anno Kent Dry

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