Our Distillery

South Wales' Leading Distillery

We are the U.K.’s only full scale gin distillery in a 17th century castle, offering a unique visitor experience, gin school, cocktail masterclass and full service contract bottling.  Located in the cellars of the Grade 1 listed Hensol Castle, the rich history is the inspiration for many of the spirit brands we have developed.

Our Story

Hensol Castle Distillery is a family business with traditional family values. A business where our colleagues, customers and visitors come first.

HCD as we like to call ourselves is wholly owned by the Leeke family who have built a business portfolio that includes the long-established Leekes Retail group, the success Vale Resort and Hensol Castle, a grade 1 listed 17th century castle that just so happens to have large empty cellars. These cellars now house our distillery and contract bottling plant as well as a top-class visitor attraction and gin school. We are extremely proud of the spirits and liqueurs we produce with our gins already receiving plaudits and awards and our market-defining Trulo range of reduced-calorie liqueurs seemingly taking the market by storm.

In 1897, the current managing directors great grandfather started a small ironmongery business that quickly grew, we like to think that the same guiding principles of hard work, honesty, respect and integrity that drove James Henry Leeke are the same values that drive us today.

Our History

We are lucky enough to be located in the stunning Hensol Castle which is rich in history and heritage. Dating back to the early 1400s, Hensol Castle has left its mark in history books from its early days to the present time.

Our Values

We really love what we do and maintaining and sharing our strong family values is important to us. We want our team and colleagues, suppliers, visitors and customers to have fun and enjoy themselves.

We believe in creating moments and our tasty spirits reflect our values being created with passion, integrity as well as respect both for the environment and responsible drinking.