WILD INSPIRED SPIRITS. METICULOUSLY MADE.

Slake Spirits is an independent artisan gin distillery based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Bringing you unique gin recipes from the enquiring mind of our head dragon, distiller & forager, Dr. Thomas Martin-Wells.

Harnessing the sun to power our stills and seeking out the very best ingredients to thoughtfully produce the finest artisan gin at the crossroads of science & nature. Whatever the weather, or the seasons may bring, we work hard to bring you delicious and distinctive spirits.

Fancy indulging in your own taste-bud adventure? Ready to discover your new favourite gin and share it with your friends?

Slake your desires and treat yourself to our delectable Sussex gin.

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Sussex Dry Gin

Slake’s take on the British classic, London dry gin style. A juniper & citrus forward Sussex dry gin, but without a citrus fruit in sight!

This is a bold Gin, full of flavour, a little less dry than most with a rich mouth-feel. Distilled in a single-shot from a premium grain spirit base infused with both traditional and locally grown ingredients. Picked, blended and bottled by hand to best capture the taste of the seasons, Sussex by the Sea and the South Downs.

Ingredients

Juniper, Coriander, Cassia, Cardamom, Fennel, Angelica, Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena.

Slake Sussex Dry Gin Bottle
Slake Sussex Dry Gin Bottle

Sussex Dry Gin

Slake’s take on the British classic, London dry gin style. A juniper & citrus forward Sussex dry gin, but without a citrus fruit in sight!

This is a bold Gin, full of flavour, a little less dry than most with a rich mouth-feel. Distilled in a single-shot from a premium grain spirit base infused with both traditional and locally grown ingredients. Picked, blended and bottled by hand to best capture the taste of the seasons, Sussex by the Sea and the South Downs.

Ingredients

Juniper, Coriander, Cassia, Cardamom, Fennel, Angelica, Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena.

Slake Sussex Dry Gin Bottle

Hedgerow Gin

Slake’s original sipping gin. Our autumn harvest recipe, hand-foraged hedgerow fruit meets traditional spice to create an artisan gin with a soft, almost sweet, floral finish.

This is a complex recipe inspired by a fine Genever herb bill that delivers across the full taste spectrum; a lively balance of fruit, floral, herbaceous and spice notes.

Ingredients

Juniper, Coriander, Cassia, Cardamom, Fennel, Liquorice, Lemon Grass, Elder, Rowan & Rose.

Dr. Thomas Martin-Wells

Dr. Thomas Martin-Wells

Director - Slake Spirits

OUR STORY

When I graduated with a PhD in Chemistry, I knew I wanted to put my skills to good use, but cajoling exotic and often toxic chemicals in the lab eventually lost it’s appeal. With my growing desire to work more closely with nature a new path was forged.

Moving back home to settle in Sussex by the Sea with my wife and new puppy gave me an opportunity to reconnect with the land of my childhood and explore the local botanical landscape.

I began to gather natural, wild ingredients to tinker with and soon found a new frontier, creating uniquely ‘Sussex’ gins, good enough to sip, that captured the essence of the land and local terroir.

I was surrounded by wild coast, countryside and forest, rich with the herbs and botanicals that I knew would make a gin like no other. It has become my passion to showcase adventurous foraged flavours that reconnect you with nature one sip at a time.

Equipped with a tiny still and boundless curiosity, I set about gathering ingredients and developing the process and recipe for my first gin – Slake’s Sussex Dry Gin was born.

Using a single-shot distillation from a blend of traditional and local ingredients to create a unique, characterful gin bursting with flavour. Our Sussex Dry Gin is available here and from a range of the finest bars and restaurants in the south of England.

Covid-19 update: Slake Spirits is now also producing WHO hand sanitizer.

We’ve joined the fight against coronavirus! Slake Spirits will be producing hand sanitizer to the World Health Organisation formulation for as long as necessary.

We’ve written a guide to help businesses implement hand sanitiser as part of a hand hygiene strategy.

We’re also offering a 40% discount for keyworkers and the hospitality industry. Sign up here for your coupon code.

Product image for 500 ml bottle with lotion pump hand sanitizer dispenser by Slake Spirits
Product image for 500 ml bottle with lotion pump hand sanitizer dispenser by Slake Spirits

Covid-19 update: Slake Spirits is now producing WHO hand sanitizer.

We’ve joined the fight against coronavirus! Slake Spirits will be producing hand sanitizer to the World Health Organisation formulation for as long as necessary.

We’ve written a guide to help businesses implement hand sanitiser as part of a hand hygiene strategy.

We’re also offering a 40% discount for keyworkers and the hospitality industry. Sign up here for your coupon code.

Slake your curiosity

Read on to discover for yourself what makes Slake unique and take the next step on your taste adventure today.