If you are looking for something a little different? Then why not book your self a place on a tour of one of the most historic distilleries in Hampshire, Portsmouth Distillery Co. They are pleased to be able to offer you the chance to take a tour of their Distillery set in the stunning Fort Cumberland at Eastney point.
The format will be a full tour of the facilities, with expert explanations about the processes used in the creation of all their fine spirits. You will learn about our passion and history, before visiting the jewel in the crown for a tasting and a chance to soak up some of the history of the place that they are proud to call home. Your ticket will also include a proper drink, with the chance to buy further drinks if so inclined. There is also a shop at the distillery so you will be able to take something home to continue to enjoy The Portsmouth Distillery at your leisure.
Enjoy the taste of summer from The Portsmouth Distillery who are also cider producers in Portsmouth. Show casing their Fort Cyder this delectable drink is made with 100% hand picked apples, hand scratted, pressed, and naturally fermented. The team allow the juice to clear naturally over time which makes for a longer process, but oh so worth it! Absolutely no chemical intervention – just gorgeous fresh appley Cyder. Could this lovely drink count as one of your 5 a day? We don’t know for sure but it’s said that you need this in your lives!
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Cider Producers In Portsmouth – About The Portsmouth Distillery:
Starting a distillery from scratch, as you might imagine, is not an easy task, it requires real commitment and belief in our abilities and our products. Through hard work and dedication, coupled with a passion and meticulous attention to detail we aim give Portsmouth a group of spirits they will be rightly proud of. We have opened our account with two exceptional products: Fort Gin and 1968 white unaged rum.
We were passionate that the Portsmouth distillery had to be somewhere on Portsea Island with history and a heritage (which this historic waterfront island has a plenty), to which we could connect. Fort Cumberland, with it’s obvious history and role in the defence of Portsmouth harbour, and latterly its role in housing the Royal Marine’s Anti-Aircraft Brigade, all struck a chord with our founders, especially two with their naval service and in particular Anti Air Warfare background.
Our future plans include several more products, inspired by our surroundings. We also aim to have a visitors centre in order to welcome in the people of Portsmouth and from further a field, in order to demonstrate first hand our real passion and drive to be the premier distillery on the south coast and beyond.
Although the principal driver for embarking on this project is rum, we are passionate about the artisan spirit movement and giving Portsmouth it’s own distillery and range of spirits for the first time in hundreds of years.
The founders have always had a real passion for rum, and through their years in the industry, selling and tasting this versatile and flavoursome spirit it seemed the natural thing to do to start producing it. Initially to fill an ever-growing gap in the market for fine quality small-batch artisan white rum, but with an eye to laying this down to age, playing the long game, to have world-class aged sipping rums in the future.