Twisted Nose. Nestled at the western end of the South Downs Way. Surrounded by the rolling Hampshire countryside, clear chalk streams and watercress beds for which the county is known, you will find Winchester Distillery, home of Twisted Nose Watercress Gin.

Launched by Paul Bowler in 2014 from his small home kitchen in central Winchester. Now based a few miles outside the town in Old Alresford. Winchester Distillery is home to hand-crafted premium spirits using traditional methods. Botanicals are sourced from the surrounding landscape, such as watercress, lavender and coriander.

Paul left his career and daily commute to London to pursue his love for gin. Also to become more involved in the local community. Despite living in Winchester for years, Paul felt like a visitor in his hometown and wanted that to change.

He initially sold gin at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets and through local pubs and restaurants. Paul got to know more and more locals who were also passionate about their food and drink. Those people are still loyal supporters and many have become friends along the way.