The History of Harley House Distillery
Updated: Mar 17
Hello and welcome to our very first blog post! Harley House distillery is a small batch
distillery based in Seaford, Sussex. We pride ourselves on creating unique products that
showcase our local area and we absolutely love what we do. Here’s a little bit about how we got here...
Sussex Gin and beyond
Starting in the late Summer of 2017, our creative distiller Adam had a passion for producing alcohol and in particular, spirits. Juggling this hobby alongside a full-time job, it was a no brainer that his passion should be shared with others. In September 2017, we took the plunge and launched our very first gin and signature brand - Pure Sussex Gin.
We attended lots of events to share our love of gin with like-minded people. Our first batch was greeted with such acclaim that we sold out in just under a week!
With the ever-growing interest in our gin, we took some time out to visit St Nicholas House in Barbados. (hard life, hey?) Home to a fantastic rum distillery. We learnt so much about the distilling process and came home with a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips.
Since those exciting early days, the fun just doesn’t stop here at Harley House. We have
grown our brand to include a range of gin, gin liqueurs and our amazing original barrel-aged Prohibition rum.
What sets us apart?
Being a family business means we take pride in every bottle that leaves our distillery. Adam produces each batch by hand from start to finish, using water from our aquifer in the South Downs in every batch he creates. This water is thoroughly filtered to provide the purest beginning to any spirit.
We use this fresh water and a specialist yeast to create the initial ferment which is distilled to produce our own unique neutral spirit. This is then re-distilled along with quality botanicals to produce our fabulous gins. All of our products are made from scratch in this way so you can be assured that this is truly hand crafted with love and expertise. We love to shout about this considering how little it is done in our industry!
The bottles have to pass Adam’s strict standards before they leave the distillery, and every bottle is individually labelled and stamped before carefully being hand filled. The final process is placing caps on the bottles, sealing them and boxing them before they land in your hand to thoroughly enjoy. Take a look at our stockists here. or buy from Harley House Distillery | Online Store
A note from the team
We are constantly adapting and growing, building on our flavours and bringing exciting new products to the market. We hope you enjoyed reading our first blog post and we will soon be diving into some of our newest products in more detail!
We know the world is still a little topsy-turvy right now, but fingers crossed the end is in sight and we can soon sip on something in the sunshine with our friends. In the meantime, you can peruse through our Facebook or Instagram pages and keep up to date with the latest.
Alternatively, if you have any questions and want to speak to someone, give us a call on
Until then old sport,
the Harley team.