Chilgrove Vodka

Chilgrove Vodka

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, surrounded by woodland and steeped in thousands of years of history and tradition lies the sleepy Sussex hamlet of Chilgrove. This beautiful corner of rural England is home to Chilgrove Vodka, an extraordinary spirit as sophisticated as it is gloriously English.

The very first of its kind, this seriously smooth English Vodka is distilled using crystal clear natural mineral water, filtered through the chalky South Downs which surround Chilgrove, together with a neutral spirit distilled from grapes. It is this unique relationship which gives Chilgrove Vodka its silky-smooth and elegant character.

Botanical Alchemy


To handcraft a gin as unusually fine as Chilgrove requires three essential elements.

Just as with any cricket team worth its salt, each member of this botanical 1st XI has been painstakingly chosen for its ability to bring something truly special to the team. The unique recipe embraces the hidden virtues of wild water mint, grains of paradise and citrus peel, using them to complement the extraordinary juniper berry and coriander seed.

Each small batch of Chilgrove Gin is crafted in traditional pot stills under the watchful eye of our master distiller, who just happens to be the scion of a gin distilling dynasty that stretches back to the 17th Century.

It takes a process we refer to as ‘Botanical Alchemy’ to create a gin that combines so perfectly the finely balanced elect of botanicals together with the less tangible sense of ‘Englishness’ which lies at the very heart of this glorious spirit.

Chilgrove Dry Gin is the very first English gin to be made using alcohol distilled from grapes.

Whilst it is widely known that English gin as we know it today has its roots in 16th Century Holland and is derived from the Juniper-based drink Jenever, it’s a lesser known fact that Jenever was originally made using alcohol distilled from wine. The change to a cereal-base occurred as a result of a wine-shortage in Holland driven by the significant effects the ‘Little Ice Age’ had on European viticulture coupled with changes in the political landscape.

Many new gins rely on an increased number of ingredients to present complexity and character, but the Chilgrove approach is entirely different. After years of researching and tasting the gins we respect and enjoy, along with the very history of the spirit itself, we decided to eschew the current trend of using prominent or unusual botanicals. Instead, we went back to first principles, looked at the very heart of gin and sourced a superior grape neutral spirit as our starting point.

The result is a more refined, elegant style of gin with sophisticated, approachable, modern flavours. Chilgrove is an exceptionally smooth and balanced gin, the perfect drink irrespective of occasion or season.


…on a summer’s day with the aroma of cut grass on the soft breeze and the distant sound of leather-on-willow, try nestling a sprig of English mint in your Chilgrove Gin & Tonic…

  • 2 measures of Chilgrove Dry Gin
  • Tonic water

Pour the gin into a Collins glass over chunky ice cubes and top up with tonic water. Garnish with a generous sprig of freshly picked English mint.

…come autumn, as the ochre leaves begin to fall and the days draw in, the difference a twist of fresh orange peel can make will truly astonish…
  • 1 measure of Chilgrove Dry Gin
  • 1 measure of fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 measure of fresh lemon juice
  • English Sparkling Wine (Champagne or Prosecco will suffice!)

Shake the gin and juice well with ice. Pour gently through the top of a ¾ full flute of sparkling wine. Garnish with a thin twist of orange peel.

…when the crisp chill of winter arrives, why not leave the gin unqualified, an extraordinary drink as captivating as the softly falling snow…
  • 3 measures of Chilgrove Dry Gin
  • ½ measure of dry vermouth

Mix the ingredients together with ice, stir well and strain into a large chilled cocktail glass. Delicious with or without a thin piece of lemon peel to garnish.

…and once the thaw has passed and wild flowers begin to light up the woods, you will know it is time to seek out the trusty lime to complete your Chilgrove gin…
  • 2 measures of Chilgrove Dry Gin
  • 1½ measures fresh lime juice
  • 1 measure of simple syrup (equal parts water & sugar)
  • Soda water

Add the ingredients to a Collins glass with ice, stir well. Top up with chilled soda water and garnish with a lime wedge.

Retail and online

In store & Online

Fortnum & Mason
In store & Online

Hedonism Wine
In store & Online

Hennings Wine Merchants
Retail stores (Sussex), online & trade

Majestic Wine
Retail stores & Online

Wine Rack
Retail Stores nationwide (UK)

Slijterij Leiden
Online & Retail store (Holland)


The Cowdray Estate
Farm Shop – Midhurst

Zest for Taste
Retail Store – Chichester

Bars and restaurants

The White Horse
Chilgrove – West Sussex

Lime Wood Hotel
New Forest – Hampshire

The Crab & Lobster
Sidlesham– West Sussex

The Duke of Cumberland Arms
Henley – West Sussex

Sips Bar
Antwerp – Belgium

The Goodwood Estate
Chichester – West Sussex

Hotel Terravina
New Forest – Hampshire

The George at Burpham
Arundel – West Sussex

The Rib Room – Jumeirah Carlton
Knightsbridge – London

London Gin Club (The Star at Night)
Soho – London

Charlotte’s Bistro (Gin School)
Chiswick – London

The Earl of March
Lavant – West Sussex

Wholesale & Export

Enotria & Coe

Hammonds of Knutsford
Wholesale & Distribution

The British Bottle Company

Four Walls Wine Co


Island Ales
Trade – Isle of Wight

Speciality Drinks

Nectar Imports Ltd

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If you would like more information about how to get hold of Chilgrove Gin then please get in touch with us using the following e-mail address.

The Chilgrove Gin Company Ltd
PO Box 761
PO19 9RJ

Chilgrove Awards

Press Releases

Consumer Launch – May 2014
World Gin Day – First taste of Chilgrove. First English gin to use alcohol from grapes.
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Harrods & Goodwood – July 2014
A very English summer for Chilgrove Gin – new at Harrods & Glorious Goodwood.
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Official Gin of Cowes Week – February 2015
Major new sponsorship creates mass awareness for Chilgrove Gin.
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A High Profile Autumn – September 2014
Major new wholesalers, new bars and now available from Hedonism Wines.
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First exports for Chilgrove – November 2014
First exports for Chilgrove Gin – Canada’s thirst for English gin.
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Chilgrove Vodka Launch – September 2015
Chilgrove Spirits launches unique vodka.
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Media and Recognition

The Drinks Business – April 2014
First English gin distilled from grapes
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Imbibe – April 2014
From grain to grape
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Summer Fruit Cup – May 2014
Cocktails with Chilgrove Dry Gin
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The Cocktail Lovers – May 2014
The Art of Craft
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FHM – August 2014
Join the gin uprising
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Chichester Observer – Sept 2014
Perfect serve for Goodwood Revival
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Gin Foundry – October 2014
Chilgrove Dry Gin
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The Spirits Business – Nov 2014
Chilgrove agrees export deal in Canada
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Imbibe – Aug 2014
Gin Crazy!
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The Telegraph – Nov 2015
Christmas Spirits Guide
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House & Garden – December 2014
Tasting Notes
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The Spirits Business – Feb 2015
Most innovative marketing campaigns
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All At Sea – March 2015
Dry Gin For Cowes
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Bar Magazine – April 2014
First English gin made from grapes
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The Drinks Business – May 2014
Top 10 new products
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Metro Newspaper – May 2014
Take 3 gins
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Classic Boat Magazine – June 2014
The grape, not the grain
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Food & Travel Magazine – Aug 2014
Gin Win
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The Drinks Business – Aug 2014
Cowes Week in pictures
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Bar Magazine – August 2014
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Drinks International – October 2014
Chilgrove Gin
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Drinks Business – November 2014
UK brand taps into Canadian gin thirst
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Off Licence News – November 2014
Spirits Report – 2014
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Harpers – December 2014
Douglas Blyde gets to know Chilgrove
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The Spirits Business – Feb 2015
Chilgrove Gin sponsors Cowes Week
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The Drinks Business – April 2015
Canada’s taste for English gin
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The Spirits Business – July 2015
Top 10 New British Gin Brands
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Motor Boat & Yachting – Sept 2015
5 of the best on-board gins
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The Chilgrove Gin Company Ltd – Registered in England: 8681248

PO Box 761, Chichester, PO19 9RJ

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