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.


When Rupert left his day job to launch Dorset’s first gin distillery, it was a nail-biting moment. Fast-forward 6 years, and it’s clear the leap of faith was worth it. Written by the Head Conkerer himself, read about Rupert’s unique journey and thoughts on throwing in the towel to follow your passion.

#Conker Blog Issue 1: Getting Started

Making the first move to start something new can be harder than the thing itself. I’ve wanted to write a blog from day one of Conker, so in January 2015 I made it my resolution… well that year passed quickly! So here goes: Conker Blog Issue 1: ‘Getting Started’ When…

#Conker Blog Issue 2: Living your work

Either you’re here again because my first blog entry was bearable enough to spark enough intrigue for you to take a second look, or you are as yet undecided – humour me… So what is this Conker Blog all about then? Well, I can assure you that you’ll not be…

#Conker Blog Issue 3: Relearning creativity

A little over three years ago, I’d come to the refreshing conclusion that I was going to start a new career. I’d work for myself and build a business that would inspired me – something I could pour my heart into. But doing what exactly?! You’re led to believe that…

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Our Journey

It’s not every day a Chartered Quantity Surveyor throws in the towel to try his hand at making gin. Fast forward 6 years, and it was certainly worth the risk.

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Our Films

Conker on film. From snippets of the distillery to our jaunts out and about. You’ll find interviews with our Head Distiller, Rupert, and shorts on the people and processes behind our favourite ingredients, including our recent travels to Ethiopia. So, sit back, extend your lunch break and enjoy the many colours of Conker.


Sit back, extend your lunch break and enjoy the many colours of Conker

Our Films
#5 Conker Club
Crew Clothing – Living a life you love
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Glass & botanicals
Hurn Airport Windsocks
#3 Ethiopia Trip - Cupping Coffee - Addis Ababa