Creating a library of distinguished spirits for you to enjoy and share.

The first gin recipe is based on a heritage Georgian recipe which we believe was also used to make early Victorian gins.  We first discovered the recipe in The National Brewing Library which is home to some very rare books, including a first edition of The Complete Distiller by Ambrose Cooper.

To make our spirits we knew we would need a unique copper still. We shared our ideas with an expert still maker who designed and made our bespoke still in Italy. She is a stylish solid copper 300 litre Carterhead with an infuser basket. This means she can make very distinctive spirits.

The Surrey Copper Distillery Limited is an independent craft distillery. We were founded by the Smart family in 2017 with the aspiration of creating a library of distinguished spirits inspired by history and reflecting the very essence of England. Our passion is to make the finest of spirits.

The important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”.

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield