Our Story

That Spirit Which Inspires

Founded with military experience, distilled on military soil and blended with British botanicals utilised by the military throughout history. It's no surprise that we named our gin Military Spirit.


True Military Spirit

The brainchild of two, highly experienced members of the British army, our founders wanted to celebrate the passion and dedication of the nation’s service personnel in a way that everyone could enjoy. At the same time, supporting a charitable cause that provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Founding Force

Our founders are proud to have served for over 50 years in the military. Their time in the forces saw them undertaking many challenging training activities and seeing active operational service within the UK and all major UK overseas peacekeeping, intervention operations and campaigns since 1984.

Proud To Serve

Fast-forward to the present day and Silverstone Distillery is now exceptionally proud to add Military Spirit to its shelves.

What with Silverstone’s iconic race track being built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station (RAF Silverstone) and the distillery’s family military history dating back generations too, Military Spirit Gin should feel right at home.

 

 

With military precision

Hand distilled in small batches by a forces veteran and master distiller at Catterick Garrison (Europe’s largest military garrison). We fill, number and sign each and every one of our bottles by hand. We believe this is the only way to craft spirits of this quality.

Supporting our Armed Forces

For every 70cl bottle of gin sold on our website a donation of £5 will be paid in support of SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.

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Botanicals

  • Juniper Berries

    The spicy, aromatic, dark berries of the juniper tree are the main flavouring ingredient of all gins. Their essential oils provide an aroma of pine and a hint of bitterness on the palate.

  • Gorse

    Gorse is synonymous with UK military training areas, the vibrantly bright golden yellow gorse flowers have a delicate yet distinctive coconut flavour and aroma.

  • Yarrow

    Yarrow, also known as Soldiers’ Woundwort is a natural styptic and was used to staunch bleeding during many historic battles. The herb has a strong liquorice-like aroma with a sweet flavour and a bitter finish.

  • Lime Flowers

    The flowers of the linden tree have a strong sweet smell, like honeysuckle or jasmine and taste as floral as they smell. Said to “Gladden the Heart”, lime flower tea was drunk by WW2 soldiers to bring about calmness.

  • Hawthorn Berries

    The humble Hawthorn Berry enjoys a long and enduring history as the herb to strengthen the heart. The sweet flavour of these bright red berries has been compared to ripe apples.

  • Heather

    Heather has been used to give many beers and spirits their characteristic taste. Heather flowers commonly mean good luck, admiration, and protection.