About company

The Portsmouth Distillery is an award winning artisan producer of fine spirits and cyder uniquely based in one of Portsmouth’s historic monuments, 18th Century Fort Cumberland, on the south coast of the UK, surrounded by the sea and centuries of naval history.

Our award winning products include Fort Gin (41%, IWSC Bronze), 1968 White Rum (41%), Cinnabar Spiced Rum (41%, ‘Botanical Spirit of the Year 2019, Distillers Craft Expo London 2019) and Forum Garden Rum (41%) which is a unique and novel product utilising gin botanicals in rum production.  We also make cyder using our own blend of apples from the Blackmoor Estate (330ml cans).

Having built local sales over the first 18 months of production we are now looking to expand our horizons both within the UK and internationally to build on our initial success.

Featured Products


Fort Gin - IWSC Bronze 2019

Cinnabar Spiced Rum - Best Botanical Spirit - Craft Distillers Expo, London 2019

The Portsmouth Distillery - Best Start-Up - Portsmouth Business Aards 2020

UK Stockists

•   The Portsmouth Distillery

•   The General Wine Company

•   Portal, Dingwall & Norris

•   Caviste

•   Fareham Wine Cellar

•   The Wine Bank

•   33 Green Bottles

•   The Little Whisky Shop

•   Guildford Wine Company

•   Matthew Clark

•   Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Farm Shops, Independents in the South East


International Stockists

Market Information

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Bulgaria, Norway, Iceland, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Portugal, Croatia, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
New Zealand, Australia, United States, India, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China