The Portsmouth Distillery Company becomes an Associate of Shaping Portsmouth

Shaping Portsmouth are pleased to welcome the Portsmouth Distillery Co. as our newest Associate partner.

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. is a premium artisan spirit producer established in 2018. They are based in the eighteenth-century Bastion of Fort Cumberland, located on Eastney Point on the southeastern tip of Portsea Island, surrounded by the sea and centuries of naval history.

Dich Oatley, Sales Director of Portsmouth Distillery Co, said, “We are delighted to become an active part of Shaping Portsmouth. Our main vision is to restore Portsmouth’s distilling heritage, pioneering England’s authentic rum production and introducing quality artisan spirits to the local community and beyond. Having just launched England’s first ever three year old Rum from here at 18th century Fort Cumberland on Eastney Point (with a five year, seven year and ten-year-old to come), we want to leave a lasting legacy for Portsmouth for years and years to come”

Sam McGrath, Director of Operations & Marketing at Shaping Portsmouth, said, “We are excited to be working with Dich Oatley and his team from our very own award-winning Portsmouth Distillery. Another great asset in Portsmouth which brings so much history with their location.

“We have hit the ground running, working within our Cruise Passenger Programme where the Distillery has been very popular with our Shore Excursion Companies and a further visit is being planned for these contacts to come back for a bespoke tour in early 2023.”