Wessex Spirits. Launched as Test Valley Gin in 2017 from Kates Grandad’s back garden. Inspired by her Mum’s sloe gin she wanted to create something completely different but just as delicious. Formerly an English teacher she was no stranger to drinking gin, and two children later the talent increased ! So the leap from drinking it to making it wasn’t too great.

After introducing new brands of gin, Kate became Wessex Spirits, now based in her own premises in Andover where she also has a Tasting Room for exclusive events.