We took an excursion to Marden in Kent last week 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 copper pot still from which this great gin hails - 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! Look out for Anno as an upcoming gin of the week here at the Gin Box Shop.....