Welcome to Exmoor Distillery

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Somerset, Exmoor Distillery is more than a local distillery; it’s a testament to the artistry of artisan crafted spirits. As an independent, family-run establishment, we take pride in our heritage, the beauty of our surroundings, and the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle we produce.

At Exmoor Distillery, we go beyond the ordinary, weaving passion and tradition into every distillation. Our commitment to quality is a testament to the values we hold dear – a dedication to craftsmanship and the desire to share exceptional spirits with those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Discover Our Multiple Award-Winning Spirits

Produced by Exmoor Distillery with a quality over quantity ethos

Northmoor Classic Gin 44%

Northmoor Navy Strength Gin 57%

Northmoor Navy Reserve Gin 57%

Blackmoor Silver Rum 42%

Blackmoor Spiced Rum 42%

Barle Valley Botanical Vodka 40%

Our Story

Our Story

When John and Nicola first met in a cocktail bar over 20 years ago, they discovered a shared interest in travel, food, and quality spirits. With a love of the Southwest countryside the couple relocated to set up home in Dulverton in 2007. They are passionate about all things Exmoor and love being a part of the local community.

The couple set up Exmoor Distillery in December 2017 and have since turned their hands to producing a range of high-quality spirits including gins, rums, and vodka.

John’s background in engineering and his innate practicality he is never happier than getting hands-on at the distillery. Combine this with Nicola’s efficiency of running a small business and Exmoor Distillery has quickly becoming recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading true small batch artisan distillery.

Meet Our Master Distiller, John Smith

At the helm of Exmoor Distillery is John Smith, a master distiller with an unparalleled passion for crafting spirits. With a wealth of experience and a keen sense of innovation, John brings a touch of class into every step, ensuring that each spirit bears the hallmark of his expertise. His dedication to the craft is not just seen; it’s tasted in every sip.
Exmoor Distillery started as a gin distillery, with our founder and master distiller John Smith in 2017. What started as a gin-focused endeavour has blossomed into a celebration of craftsmanship across a spectrum of spirits. John’s desire to explore the nuances of distillation led us to expand our repertoire to include a range of spirits, from exquisite British rum to meticulously crafted vodka.
Exmoor Distillery is a local distillery meaning that we proudly support the local communities, charities, and businesses that are close to us. Whether it be in Somerset, Devon or on Exmoor.

Our Promise to You

Authenticity: As a local distillery we take pride in being a true reflection of Somerset, Devon & Exmoor crafting spirits that embody the spirit of our region.
Uncompromising Quality: From the selection of ingredients to the final bottling, we uphold the highest standards of quality, ensuring an exceptional drinking experience.

Family Values: Exmoor Distillery is more than a brand; it’s a family legacy. We extend the warmth of our family to yours through every bottle we produce.

Come and Visit Exmoor Distillery your Local Distillery!

So when you are in the area type into Google our postcode TA22 9BF and local distillery or local gin distillery near me and come past and say hi.

Customer Reviews

Exmoor Distillery
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mark fletchermark fletcher
19:27 26 Feb 24
We had a really enjoyable tour of Exmoor Distillery, before sampling all the marvelous Gins, rums and vodka. My other half came home feeling very happy!!!It was great to meet John and Nicola, who were both so passionate and dedicated to their business.We highly recommend a visit!
Allison DraperAllison Draper
10:50 16 Dec 23
My order came through quickly and the product was exactly as described.
Simon ReevesSimon Reeves
09:25 14 Dec 23
Best silver rum this side of the Caribbean!
Kate PriceKate Price
12:33 22 Nov 23
Thank you for our fascinating tour last Saturday. We all enjoyed it and learned so much, too. Well worth making the effort.
Carl HussellCarl Hussell
16:50 18 Nov 23
Great tour of a small local Distillery. John certainly knows his craft. The Rum and Vodka are top notch. Will be stocking up with more before xmas
Karen BowermanKaren Bowerman
20:20 28 Oct 23
Interesting tour of the distillery and lovely products! Would recommend!
MICHAEL CONNOLLYMICHAEL CONNOLLY
15:22 28 Oct 23
My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. It is fascinating to learn the alchemy which lies behind the production of a really good gin. The tasting was marvellous too and, it hardly needs stating, we bought some large bottles for ourselves and a couple of sets of miniatures for family gifts.
Kelvin GibbsKelvin Gibbs
14:24 07 Oct 23
Great place to visit, and taste the drinks.
leah caseyleah casey
12:18 06 Oct 23
Lovely visit here this week the man leading the tour was very informative and made us feel very welcome we bought the spiced rum which we can't wait to open thank you for a lovely morning visit 😀
Jane McKayJane McKay
20:04 25 Sep 23
A delightful, small business in a beautiful location on Exmoor. John's passion for his craft, especially his incredible rum, is palpable. Do visit if you are in this beautiful neck of the woods.
Julie ParnellJulie Parnell
15:31 22 Sep 23
A brilliant visit to the Exmoor distillery yesterday. Interesting & informative tour of a small independent business.A must for lovers of gin, rum and vodka. Sampling the wares is a must - as was purchasing some of these amazing spirits from the small on-site shop before we left. Sure - you can purchase much cheaper spirits elsewhere but do they compare? - Absolutely not! The aged rum is amazingly good! Treat yourself to a tour....and a bottle or 3 😁
Tracey FrostTracey Frost
18:23 20 Sep 23
Myself, husband and son did a tour yesterday and were really impressed. Ben was our tour guide and spirit master. From learning of his dad’s passion with his drinks, it really showed through when he was giving the tour. We weren’t rushed at all and our only interruption was the wasp who wanted to do the testing with us. Ben was able to advise what the best mixer in each drink. Thank you Ben for a lovely time. We are already making decisions on the next purchases. Your brandy for one in 8 years. Here’s to your continued success.
Debbie CoreyDebbie Corey
17:51 20 Sep 23
We really enjoyed our tour, really interesting, tasting was also good. The owners are very passionate about the products and should be very proud of their business. Thank you very much.
Angela BannerAngela Banner
10:12 15 Sep 23
We booked the tour option and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ben was very informative and explained everything with such enthusiasm. This is a great little independent business producing quality products. We enjoyed the tasting session and bought a couple of bottles to take home.. there is an online ordering option and we will be stocking up again soon. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area. Thank you Ben.
VictoriaVictoria
14:37 27 Aug 23
Just went on the tour, absolutely loved it. Really informative and tasting the gins, vodka and rums was delightful - one of the owners lead the tour, he was lovely and knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions - really enjoyable experience
Lynette BromhamLynette Bromham
14:23 17 Aug 23
Fabulous morning on the tour.Ben was very passionate about the family business. He was happy to answer questions and the tasters were fantastic
Kim BillingtonKim Billington
11:51 10 Aug 23
Very informative. I had no idea what goes into running a distillery. Hosts were very welcoming and tasting the products was great. Well worth a visit and we came away with gin and rum!
Dave WillisDave Willis
15:30 08 Aug 23
We visited the distillery yesterday and it was a very interesting and highly informative hour or so. It's about a 20 min walk from Dulverton but an alternative stroll over the fields is available which is about 30 mins. The tour was hosted by John who is so enthusiastic & knowledgeable about gin & rum.Nicola handled the tasting session which is not a hard sell at all. If you want to buy, it's up to you. We did, because the product was excellent.Especially the aged rum at 60° proof!!!
Kristin CàinKristin Càin
08:05 05 Aug 23
Small distillery, but vast amounts of knowledge and enthusiasm shared by friendly hosts.
Annie KaneAnnie Kane
09:54 31 Jul 23
Absolutely loved the tour and Nicola did a brilliant job explaining how it all worked! Will definitely be back to purchase more gin and rum!
H WoodsH Woods
22:16 25 Jul 23
Really enjoyed the distillery tour, really interesting and a great activity for a rainy day. Fantastic to get a chance to taste the gins and rums, couldn’t resist taking some home. Would highly recommend.
Jo LawrenceJo Lawrence
16:05 24 Jun 23
Booked for a tour. Met by Nicola, thank you for such a warm and friendly greeting. Was taken through to see the distillery. So informative, can see they take pride in their products. Whole process was explained clearly and thoroughly. Was then taken through for tasting. Each and everyone was full of flavour. Vodka was my personal favourite, so smooth and tasty. Excellent gin, vodka and rum. Brought a few bottles to take back home. Would definitely recommend Exmoor Distillery tour and products.
Alison GaddAlison Gadd
08:40 19 Jun 23
Very easy to book on-line. Friendly and extremely helpful (limited mobility). Fascinating to hear the back story and see how small batches of spirits are made. Could get a little crowded if too many people in the small spaces. Tiny tastings afterwards did the trick! Lovely products. Well worth a visit.
Richard ElliottRichard Elliott
13:10 18 Jun 23
Just dropped in for a couple of samples and perhaps a purchase or two. They were very willing to let us try all of their products, all of which were very good, especially the navy strength gin. We ended up buying much more than we intended!
Jonathan OliverJonathan Oliver
15:30 01 Jun 23
My Dad and I went for the tour at the distillery. It was really informative and was fantastic to see a growing business with people who are so passionate about what they do. A lot of detail was given about how their beverages are made, I won’t go into detail about it though, you should go for the tour to find out. The sampling at the end of the tour was a big plus! A purchase was made and I am positive there will be future online purchases too. Some of their upcoming spirits sound very tempting and I will certainly be checking in to see when these are available. It was a great hour of informal chatting. We have been on distillery tours before, this has been one of, if not the, best.
Mike MellorMike Mellor
10:47 28 Apr 23
My partner Rosie and me spent a very pleasant afternoon at the Exmoor Distillery being shown the distillation processes, the products and being generally entertained with information about gin, rum, brandy, their particular products, the Distillery and how it all started. Finishing off with an excellent tasting session. A fascinating an enjoyable time - highly recommended.
Matthew RigbyMatthew Rigby
17:14 26 Apr 23
Great experience, learning the process and sampling excellent products. Thanks John and Nicola! I will be back.
Phil JonesPhil Jones
16:09 15 Mar 23
We had a tour and tasting yesterday. It was fascinating and the passion John displayed as he explained the gin, vodka and rum processes was plain to see. His knowledge was extensive and he made the tour both fun and informative. The science behind the process as well as historical facts also added to our enjoyment. John was always happy to answer any questions. The different barrels and what they add to the flavour profile ended the tour. Then onto the tasting. All the products were unique and all of the highest quality. The subtleties of the botanicals and the secret blends allowed us to fully appreciate the effort put into making these drinks. All 6 products are fantastic and would appeal to different tastes. Keep an eye out for the 3 year matured rum (this distillery is one of only a few to make rum from scratch) when it is released in June but if you can't wait the spiced rum should be your go to. And there will be a one off batch of brandy made with local Exmoor wine coming out in a few years time. Nearly 2 hours went by. Value for money and make sure you visit when in the area or pop on line and order a bottle or 2.
Joffre WhiteJoffre White
12:52 12 Mar 23
This is our must do place to take friends when they visit us for a break in North Devon. As always, John is brilliant and makes the whole experience interesting and enjoyable. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this small, but wonderful family run distillery.
Jack ShimellJack Shimell
19:40 03 Feb 23
Absolutely fantastic drink! Tried a sample from the Greendale Farm Shop, in Exeter (they stock in the shop) very tasty and warming. Will definitely be buying a full size bottle. Highly recommended!
kyle daviskyle davis
21:10 07 Nov 22
I’ve been a repeat customer with Exmoor Distillery for just over a year now and the customer service has been top tier, the premium alcohol they have on offer mixed with the customer service makes it a must do when it comes to purchasing, would be great for Christmas presents aswell!
Lucinda StrongLucinda Strong
22:31 01 Sep 22
Big fan of the spiced rum. Honestly you can smell the quality everytime you open the bottle. A must buy.
Tim JenningsTim Jennings
08:51 21 Aug 22
Had an excellent distillery tour. John is so knowledgeable and passionate about his products and processes, and explains them all wonderfully. Good value, including plenty of samples afterwards. Would highly recommend a visit!
Sarah CSarah C
06:55 19 Aug 22
Go for the tour. John is fascinating; great voice, answers all and any questions on distillation, barrels, botanicals. Nicola, his wife then takes you through a mean tasting session of their gins, vodka, rum. Husband left with and loves their oaked gin. They’re 5 mins drive from Dulverton next to beautiful woods in a small unit, half hour drive from Dunster. TA22 9BF
Phil WattsPhil Watts
14:06 03 Aug 22
Father and son run business, both of them were very welcoming and very knowledgeable. If I am ever in this area again I would definitely pay a visit.
BOLDMoDz saundersBOLDMoDz saunders
18:58 02 Aug 22
Me and my girlfriend had a lovely weekend away to bath, and on are back home we stopped off at the distillery and got a tour around the place and a tasting of all the spirits they do, I’m a rum and gin guy, I can honestly say I’m very very picky when it comes to gin but wow that gin is incredible the aromatics of it is different level.
Rebecca MartzRebecca Martz
15:56 01 Jul 22
We booked a tour of Exmoor well in advance, though not totally necessary. This quaint, family run gin distillery.... It's going to be the next big thing!! The Gin and the Rum are great and they are doing some pretty interesting things here. Everything is from scratch, unlike the big guys, and the product is great. If you're close, totally worth the visit, and if not, also worth the detour!
Amanda BuddAmanda Budd
14:45 19 May 22
Have had a wonderful morning today, called the Distillery to see if a last minute delivery could be made and sent on our behalf. Ben at Exmoor Distillery went out of his way, personally to make this happen, he arranged a special presentation box, and even hand wrote the "Thank you" note to be included in it. Great Product, Great Service and Great GIN !
Rebecca HewittRebecca Hewitt
19:54 06 May 22
A little sip of Devon heaven...We dropped in to visit this fine establishment and were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm. Ben, one of the family who run this little distillery, shared his story and the story of the business, generously offering us tasters of all their products.Importantly, the love and integrity they pour into their gin, vodka and rum is more than evident in the tasting. They even get the water for all of this from a special borehole directly into the water table to maintain its purity.A fantastic experience as a visit, and we'll be reminded of it every time we sup this beautiful gin. I would encourage anyone in the area to support this superb, small local business!
Zoe BurgessZoe Burgess
18:56 28 Feb 22
I was treated to a tour of their facility in Dulverton for my birthday. On arrival we were informed that they had no electric and subsequently no heating due to the storm, but she was happy to continue with our tour. The owner is bubbly and most welcoming. Her drive and passion for their business is amazing. She explained the process of the making of their gin and rum, from start to bottling. Obviously our favourite part was the tasting, which certainly didn’t disappoint - very yummy! We would highly recommend!! Thank you 😊
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