Robin and Jane Cannon purchased Newton House and 60 acres of gardens and grounds in 2007. It was in a very sorry state of decay and during the ten-year restoration project every square inch of the house and outbuildings and every square yard of the grounds have been lovingly restored. The walled gardens now grow a large variety of flowers for cutting, herbaceous borders to enjoy and many botanicals including exciting and colourful edible flowers for cocktails!

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Robin and Jane Cannon purchased Newton House and 60 acres of gardens and grounds in 2007. It was in a very sorry state of decay and during the ten-year restoration project every square inch of the house and outbuildings and every square yard of the grounds have been lovingly restored. The walled gardens now grow a large variety of flowers for cutting, herbaceous borders to enjoy and many botanicals including exciting and colourful edible flowers for cocktails!

In a moment of inspiration Robin and Jane decided to use their unique spring water which is pure and the elixir of life, having seeped gently from the hills surrounding the house for centuries, together with some of their homegrown botanicals to create a small batch, handcrafted gin. The gin was originally created in Hermione, a 10 litre copper still which is still used to develop delicious libations. After much trialling, the unique recipe was finally agreed and Newton House Gin was born.

Their delicious gin was originally distilled in Henrietta, a 60 litre copper still, located in a small distillery in the old dairy of the house. The distillery has now been relocated into the carpenter’s workshop in the grounds of Newton House affording the distilling team greater space to distil, bottle and label, in the new copper stills, which are called Unity, Liberty and Hope.

A huge effort goes into ensuring the consistency of every distillation. The result is pure nectar…. flavours of garden freshness, subtle nuances of ancient botanicals and delightful surprises for your taste buds.

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