We took an excursion to Marden in Kent to the home of Anno gin.

Anno is our closest distillery and a firm favourite here at The Gin Box. Their Kentish gin is made by ex-scientists Andy and Norman (can you see what they've done) and we were lucky enough to be shown around by the other key person at the distillery, Andy's daughter, Kim.

We met the magnificent 'Patience', the 300 litre copper pot still from which this great gin hails, named after their 'arduous' wait for a licence - check out the tall red head above - and her little sister that sparked the idea for Anno gin back in 2011/12.

Anno incorporates some great local botanicals including hops (they wouldn't say which variety), lavender, elderflower and samphire -  the last of which makes for a great garnish with a slice of lemon in a G&T!

Our fusion of science and nature which we call ‘the Spirit of Alchemy’ allows us to make incredibly smooth and distinctive spirits.

Look out for Anno as an upcoming gin of the week here at the Gin Box Shop.....