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Conker is a team of friends, sharing a passion to build a world-class distillery. We believe in creating meaningful experiences through our spirits and events. Lasting smiles and memories. Building something real we can all believe in, champion and rely on. A worthy contribution. We reject gimmicks and marketing bamboozling. We follow the path less explored. And we have a lot of work to do, with a whole lot of fun along the way.
Join us on our journey.
Who we are
First and foremost, we’re the real deal. We’re the foragers, the distillers, the bottlers and the labellers.
“Clean & bright - it shows the real essence of coffee flavour. Due to its fresh extracted notes it combines fantastically well with spirits - even those with lighter flavour profiles.”
InnovationWe believe opportunity lies in the gaps between what everyone else is doing. Imagining something new into existence, even if that means some trip-ups and dead ends along the way. Unless we’re treading new ground, to be honest, we aren’t going to get that excited.
In 2014 we launched Dorset’s first gin distillery, taking a leap of faith from a safe career to build a distillery from the ground up, on a shoestring budget. We grew organically, thinking on our toes and building our distillery from scratch, with an obsessive focus on creating world-class spirits. Innovation is not just something you can hold in your hand; it’s a fresh approach, technique or method to better reach your dreams.What we’ve discovered is a wonderful creative freedom that comes from inexperience and a dose or two of blind optimism.
Our standards are pretty high – only top-notch flavours will do. And we aren’t ones for following the crowd. For the product that followed the Dorset Dry, rather than treading a familiar path, we endeavoured to create the UK’s first Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur that didn’t use a single flavouring additive or thickener. This was the ultimate new ground; we had to build our own equipment and spend the best part of a year discovering something that, until now, has never been discovered.
The result reframes coffee liqueurs, winning us a 3 Star 2018 Great Taste Award.
It’s not just about making incredible liquid; it’s about thinking about our purpose and how we can deliver important change. It’s about a community spirit that brings people together and creates memorable experiences. And it’s about existing for a bigger purpose than the balance sheet.
With our collaboration with the RNLI, we believe that greater awareness and better understanding saves lives. So, with each 70cl bottle raising £5 for the charity, we hope to help the RNLI on their mission to end preventable loss of life at sea by providing yet another platform to reach their audience.
Our ConkerersIn April 2014 Rupert left his day job to start a new career he could be passionate about. One year later in April 2015 the first bottle of the Dorset Dry was sold, only for Rupert’s first child, Beau, to join the world a few months later… This one-man-band wasn’t going to cut it!
Are you wonderful?
We’re always looking for fantastic people to join our team. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to Conker, and fancy being a part of something relentlessly exciting, get in touch.Join our team