Both gins are produced from English malted barley. It is mashed at the brewery in Lewes, using exactly the same system that initiates production of our award winning beers. The resultant sugars are then transported to the English Spirit Distillery in Great Yeldham to be fermented and distilled. A special blend of botanicals is added to the Malt Gin and a separate distillation of freshly picked Sussex hops gives the Hop Gin its defining character.
Now in its 24th year , the ISC receives more than 1,700 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. The rigorous and independent judging process takes place over fifteen days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. It is supported by many of the world’s leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence.
Awards Organiser Justin Smith said “This ISC grows every year with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe who are looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level.”
Head Brewer, Miles Jenner commented “Harvey’s commenced trade as a spirit merchant two centuries ago but, to the best of our knowledge, we have never been involved in the production process until now. We are delighted with this result.”
As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we are now operating with a scaled back team Harvey's.
We are still brewing, and reproducing and preserving our unique yeast strain - so you may find the familiar smell of hops and malt drifting across the town. These brews are currently being put into bottle, mini-kegs, and polypins.
Please contact 01273 480209 and we are happy to take your order - due to the current status of operations we are only able to offer a pre-payment service.
Head to our online shop to order a limited range of our beers. Stock is replenished each day (mon- fri).
Select Click and Collect, or UK mainland delivery is available.
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice.
If you have any questions about orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.
Some Harvey's pubs are still operating as community hubs, and we recommend that you contact any individual pubs directly to see if they are continuing their initiatives.
Please keep safe, and continue to do your part by following Government guidelines.
Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.