Robin and Jane Cannon purchased Newton House, located just outside Yeovil and its 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 their homegrown botanicals to create a small batch, handcrafted gin. The gin was originally created in Hermione, a 10 litre copper still- they’ve now also introduced Henrietta, who holds 60 litres. After much trialing and many errors the unique recipe was finally agreed and Newton House Gin was born.
The distillery is located in the old dairy of the house and so is very much an integral part of Newton House.
Robin is the resident and enthusiastic master distiller, chief bottler and corker.
He ensures the consistency of each distillation and makes sure constant pleasure is the end result. Pure nectar…. flavours of garden freshness, subtle nuances of ancient botanicals and delightful surprises for your taste buds.
Jane is responsible for the precision labeling, decoration and packing of each bottle of delicious gin.