Moonshine & Gin Distillery
Moonshine and Gin made with passion and care in the heart of Kent.
Welcome to Cantiaci Craft Distillery, the home of premium quality moonshine and gin. We are a husband and wife team based in Kent with a passion for distilling. Spencer began distilling many years ago as a hobby, his first ‘still’ being a 4 litre kettle still. His enthusiasm transferred to Sherrie which led to a tour on a Harley Davidson to the southern states of America to learn more about the art of ‘Moonshining’.
After some years ‘under the radar’ we started our own legal distillery. Our main aim is to introduce the UK to Moonshine, though we do also have our own brand of Gin. There are some big players in the Moonshine market in America but hardly any who distill Moonshine here in the UK.
So why did we call it Cantiaci Craft Distillery you may well be asking. Cantiaci is a name synonymous with this part of the UK – Kent. The Cantiaci or Cantii were an Iron Age Celtic people living in Britain before the Roman conquest and gave their name to a civitas of Roman Britain. The Cantii were Belgic people from the North Sea or Baltics and were part of the third wave of Celtic settlers in Britain. They lived in the area now known as Kent, in south-east England. They capital was Durovernum Cantiacorum, now known as Canterbury. Julius Caesar was reported to have said of the Cantii people “of all these [British Tribes], by far the most civilised are they who dwell in Kent”.