About Us

Distillery By The Sea...
The Portsmouth Distillery Co. is a premium artisan spirit producer. Established in 2018, our home is in the fabulous eighteenth century Bastion of Fort Cumberland. Located on the southeastern tip of Portsea Island – surrounded by the Sea and Centuries of naval history.
We produce a range of spirits for your enjoyment. Buy through our online shop, in person at the Fort or at one of the many events we’re exhibiting at. We’re passionate about the artisan spirit movement and giving Portsmouth it’s own distillery for the first time in hundreds of years.
Sharing Our Spirit
We love our unique home. You can find us on the southeastern tip of Portsea Island, heading towards the Hayling Ferry, surrounded by the sea. Our distillery is within the eighteenth century Fort Cumberland, an Historic England property.

We’re playing our part in the revival of the site by refurbishing 7 casements and an ancient powder casement that once stored Naval weaponry, winning The Portsmouth Society award for “Best Re-use of an Historic building-2019”.

Our first twelve months were busy and you may have seen us on the local news and in the press sharing our passion for all things spirits. In February 2020 we were delighted to receive the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Award for Start up of the Year.

Come and discover the distillery for yourself weekdays between 11.00 -14.00 or at one of our popular tours, where you can see how we make our spirits and enjoy a tasting in our bar.

Follow us on Social Media to find out which local events and Farmers Markets we are attending or you can shop online in the store if you are over 18.
  • The Fort
    Fort Cumberland is located on the southeastern corner of Portsea Island on the shingle spit known as Eastney Point. It was built to control...
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  • Our Team
    Their passion and love of spirits, and in particular Rum, led them to create a distillery producing this versatile and fun-loving spirit...
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  • Distillery Tours
    Enjoy a full tour of all facilities, with expert explanations about the processes used in the creation of our fine spirits...
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