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Published on September 8, 2023.

A Local Hero!

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Hastings 1066 Gin was inspired by the sea! They started their Dry Gin venture at Vin Expo 2011 Exhibition in Bordeaux. With a small stand and not knowing how anyone would react to their enthusiasm for their new Dry Gin. They were delighted to be received with a very positive response and since has remained an export favourite in Europe.

Hastings1066 Dry Gin 

The founder then relocated his home to Hastings in 2016 and decided to produce a new botanical recipe for what is now Hastings 1066 Dry Gin in the iconic blue bottle. This was launched in February 2019. The profile is well balanced with a classic dry juniper and citrus notes of orange, lemon and then gooseberry playing a key part. They distil their gin locally in Hastings in their Arnold Holstein 150 litre pot still, named “Archie” after the founder’s Grandfather who also lived in Hastings. Hastings 1066 Gin is best served with a slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary.


Hastings Strawberry Gin

Introduced in 2020 in a clear glass bottle in the same design as the original blue, it has become an additional favourite to the Hastings 1066 Dry Gin. It mixes very well with cucumber tonic and sliced strawberries.

Hastings Smugglers Dry Gin

Smugglers is also in our clear glass design bottle. A quintessentially Dry Gin, it favours a person who likes a stronger nose and taste from gin. At 47% alcohol this truly brings out the flavours of the botanicals. Best with a good standard tonic, plus a slice of lime.


Hastings Raspberry Gin

This delicious Hastings Raspberry Gin is made from an all-natural raspberry fruit. It has a sweet nose of raspberry, while it remains dry to the palate. This is combined with a blend of Corinander, Juniper, Angelica, Savory and Grains of paradise.

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Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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