HMS Spirits started as one guy with a passion for gin and the art of distilling. Having invested in a 35L copper still during a trip to Hungary, hours were then spent in his garage over a period of 4 years trialing different recipes, blends and botanicals in the search for a gin that would respect the art of the London Dry whilst adding a new modern twist. The recipe Mary Rose Gin came about in the early part of 2016 and after some friends commented that they felt it held its own against the best out there a tentative investigation into starting a gin company began.
A year of searching for the correct bottles, designing branding/labels, corks/toppers, boxes etc and the company was starting to take shape but didn’t have a name. The name needed to encompass all of our core beliefs and interests, we felt that the HMS Fleet did exactly this, pulling together a love of the sea, travel, taking risks, discipline and supporting others. The HMS Spirits Company was born and our hope is to create the finest spirits, using the highest quality organic botanicals from across the globe as well as locally, learning from other cultures as well as our own and in turn spread the word of “Modern Britishness”.