W.E. are Warner Edwards, great friends, innovative craft distillers and creators of award winning, hand-made artisan gins. We are passionate about quality, flavour and authenticity with a core goal to save the world from mediocre gin!
From our 200 year old barn on Falls Farm in the picturesque village of Harrington, Northamptonshire, we lovingly distil a range of small batch, fantastically smooth, award winning gins using our farm’s natural spring water, grain spirit and home-grown ingredients. Each batch is small, and every single bottle is handcrafted by us, from the filling to the wax seal and label finishing.
United in spirit
With an upbringing in farming, our dream had always been to set up a business on the farm and produce a product that was farm-made, hand finished and steeped in provenance. The original idea of distilling essential oils quickly turned to distilling spirits and creating bespoke flavours using the farm and its hedgerow botanicals. Our craft distillery was born on the 6th December 2012 when we sold our first bottle.
The village of Harrington is said to be 'built on rock and water', with natural springs in abundance across Falls Farm. The top fields of the farm are a scheduled monument recognised by English Heritage and were once the park and gardens of a medieval manor house, complete with the remains of monastic fish ponds. The water used in the distillation of the gin is from a spring 300 metres from the distillery.
Curiosity and Satisfaction
The intense smoothness of our gins comes from our gorgeous bespoke copper still, ‘Curiosity’, handmade for us in Germany by the Arnold Holstein family. Curiosity is the heartbeat of our business and, when we welcomed her in October 2012, she was the first of her kind in the UK. Curiosity’s 500 litre pot produces our world-class gin, using the best possible method - London Dry one-shot distillation. Copper is extremely important in the rectification of our spirit and Arnold Holstein hold the patent for an additional part of the traditional column called the catalyser. This turbo charges the removal of impurities from the base spirit and botanical recipe so that we end up with a much purer and cleaner spirit.
On Curiosity’s arrival at Falls Farm a curious cat left its paw prints in the wet cement of the distillery floor, which led us to christen her with the name ‘Curiosity’. In November 2016, we welcomed the arrival of our new mini 50 litre copper pot still, named ‘Satisfaction’. Satisfaction was introduced to ease some of the workload of Curiosity and allows us to experiment with new flavour creations from our botanical garden and beyond.
Take a tour
We are very grateful to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for their grant funding of our Distillery Improvements which have enabled our expanded Tours Programme.
Meet the Team
Specialist & Prestige Commercial Manager
Southern Territory Manager
Customer Service Manager
Assistant Brand Manager
Distillery Tour Manager
Marketing & Events
Distillery & Technical Director
Warehouse and Logistics Controller
Admin & Accounts Manager
Credit Controller & Accounts Executive
HR & Business Operations Manager
Executive Assistant to Tom Warner & Tina Warner-Keogh
Executive Morale Officer