Allied Captures Regal Inspiration for Alfred the Great Gin

Creativity and a commitment to the highest quality glass packaging lie at the heart of Allied Glass Containers.  Here,  the team of highly experienced designers create some of the most beautiful and inspirational glass packaging for some of craft gin’s most innovative spirits.

Take for example the stunning new bottle painstakingly created for the Wessex Distillery’s  range of award winning Gins, which is a brilliant example of what can be achieved when the latest design technology is combined with imagination and craftsmanship.

Wessex were entered into the International Wines and Spirits Competition and after months of work, they were delighted to win a Gold award in the IWSC 2018 for their first London dry gin – more recently named Alfred the Great.

The Alfred the Great gin is a fine and distinguished gin inspired by the king who ruled from 871 – 899AD, battling the Vikings throughout his entire reign.  Therefore, the design of the bottle is bold and distinctive, the intricate detail in the emboss and the superior quality of the coloured glass used to create the faceted bottle shape, reflecting the passion the Wessex Distillery has for its spirit.

Wessex Distillery was opened in 2017 with the aim of producing exceptional gins and fruity spirits using fresh and natural ingredients, their Alfred the Great London dry gin having an initial thump of piney juniper, enlightening coriander and citrus end notes. The Wessex twist bought to this gin is the chervil, with its faintly aniseed flavour, believed in Anglo-Saxon times to “strengthen the stomach” when mixed with honey and a freshly ground poppy.