Isle of Wight Distillery

Our Story


Founders Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett and their small team distill spirits shaped by the stunning surroundings and the unique character of the island. As part of their commitment to sustainability, conservation and a circular economy, they are proactive in helping to protect the island’s marine environment. Their philosophy is to do things differently, minimize waste, use ethically sourced and often local ingredients to craft their range of smooth, complex spirits.


The Isle of Wight is known for being a small island off the south coast of England famous for its beaches, dinosaur remains, and where Queen Victoria had her cherished residence—but no longer. You can count The Isle of Wight Distillery as an added highlight as it’s the island’s first and only distillery, producing award-winning spirits.


Slow distillation and working with column stills, the distillation process is tightly controlled, capturing only the ‘hearts’ of each batch – the sweet spot of any distillation – for the signature smooth delivery.