Conker Spirit is Dorset’s leading craft distillery and has a meticulous focus on quality and innovation. Free from the constraints of tradition, their spirits aren’t moulded by antiquated expectations. Conker’s fresh approach comes from a dogged pursuit of the new and exciting. Their superb small batch spirits are distilled in Dorset using New Forest Spring Water and the best possible ingredients, locally sourced where possible. All of the recipes used are fined tuned to produce a stunning range of spirits that won’t leave you disappointed.
Conker Spirit is the brainchild of founder Rupert Holloway, an ex-Chartered Quantity Surveyor, who threw in the towel to try his hand at making gin. Fast forward 6 years, and it was certainly worth the risk. But when Rupert ditched the job, sold his car and spent his days hunched over a teeny copper pot still in his kitchen, he could have been mistaken for a mad man. Thank goodness it all came good. It’s been a very silly, but wonderful, journey. Conker are committed to innovative and exciting spirits, with a focus on quality without the gimmicks or shortcuts. They are the real deal; the distillers, bottle labellers and even the botanical foragers. In April 2015 Conker launched the Dorset Dry, a bright and refreshing take on a London Dry with the Dorset notes of elderberries, marsh samphire and hand-picked gorse flowers.