Origins of Wild Knight Distillery
Wild Knight Distillery is the creation of husband and wife team (and food and drink lovers), Matt and Steph Brown.
Our spirits journey began in 2010 when Matt travelled to Mongolia to be best man at his brother's wedding. Vodka plays a central role in Mongolian daily social life and the traditional wedding day started by sharing a bowl of vodka. The drink was even included as part of the ceremony itself, which the guests (of all ages) shared! They had to pace themselves of course, but we're pleased to report they did our nation proud in the England v Mongolia international vodka enjoyment ‘competition’.
We started looking into making our own vodka in 2014 with the desire to create a spirit that is the very best and purest that could be made; a vodka aimed at those seeking a drink to savour rather than guzzle. The ultimate vodka! Wild Knight English vodka was the result.
And the name? We wanted to encapsulate a spirit of adventure and the heritage of England. We think Wild Knight sums up all the fun, enjoyment and traditional English spirit that we wished from our vodka.
Our drinks journey continued with the launch of Nelson's Gold in 2017. This is a delicious caramelised spirit that has proved to be a real crowd-pleaser - and international medal winner!
In June 2018 we launched Boadicea Gin – Classic (blue bottle); a delicious, copper-pot distilled gin with notes of citrus, thyme and nettle which receives amazing feedback from lovers of premium gin. Boadicea Spiced (red bottle) followed in the winter, and April 2019 saw the launch of our distilled pink gin – Rosa, a delicious pink gin with subtle notes of peach and cherry.
Wild Knight Espresso Martini followed in September 2019 and has quickly become a huge favourite.
Our ethos is simple - we create authentic, premium spirits with real provenance and personality.
Matt and Steph