Food & Drink

What time is it? It’s Gin o’clock!!!


If you are a  fan of James Bond Films, then you will know that he likes his gin shaken and not stirred. If James Bond was to go to Suffolk on a mission, I’m sure he will be tasting the wonderful gin from The Heart of Suffolk Distillery as long as it is delivered to him shaken and not stirred. Gin has played a huge part in the Film Industry for many years with many film producers opting to include gin within their script. This year, The Heart of Suffolk Distillery, which was launched by Martyn and Karen Luke in 2018 has managed to bag the opportunity to promote their gins at this year’s 6th Annual National Film Award Uk. The National Film awards are held by the National Film Academy annually in both the UK and the US to celebrate the best actors, actresses, producers, directors, and talents from the motion picture industry. The entire award ceremony is entirely voted by movie fans nationwide and the 5th edition drew a total of over 3.5 million+ voters online. The Heart of Suffolk Distillery will be in good company with an exciting nomination list that features some of the best British Films and talents both off and on-screen.

The Bacton-based couple lovingly pot distil small batches of a London Dry style gin with nine carefully chosen hand-crushed botanicals to create the modern, unique, and refreshing taste.

The bijou distillery is based in Finbows Yard, Bacton, itself an independent Suffolk icon. It is open to the public and offers a relaxed and hospitable welcome for those wanting to enjoy a sample and purchase a bottle of the hand-crafted gin. Martyn and Karen have also sourced other products for the small retail unit which they believe will enhance the customers’ experience when they visit.

The clean line image which the Heart of Suffolk Distillery has strived for has been reflected in our signature gin. Betty’s Gin is a pot-distilled gin feeling modern, fresh and crisp to the palette.  It is styled on a London Dry Gin, has a slight orange undertone, and is best served with a slice of orange, a handful of ice, and a premium tonic water. This complements the nine carefully chosen botanicals that are used to create the unique, modern, and refreshing taste.

Throughout the year, Heart of Suffolk Distillery will also be distilling and distributing limited-edition gins; further demonstrating the passion our family-run business has for producing high-quality products and exceeding customer expectations.

The Heart of Suffolk Distillery makes real gin for real people.  Each batch of around 65 bottles is hand-signed and numbered by master distiller Martyn who believes that when he signs each bottle he puts a piece of himself into each bottle.

If you love Suffolk you will love the Heart of Suffolk’s Betty’s Gin.

To further expand their horizons, Heart of Suffolk Distillery is the brand new Bronze Category Sponsor at the 6th Annual National Film Awards taking place on the 1st pf July in London.

Check out their official Website or Instagram for more info