Welcome to the online home of the Dancing Cows Distillery and Brewhouse.

Our Lymington Gin is the Hampshire Life Drinks Product of the Year for 2016!

It is a robust, flavoursome 43% gin made with nine botanicals and then infused with hops. It can be found in pubs, restaurants, hotels and shops throughout the New Forest and beyond.

We also have an oak-aged gin and an apple vodka in stock alongside our range of craft beers and cask ales.

Our latest venture is the creation of a rye liquor aged on oak in steel. It is brewed like a beer – fermented slowly and transferred clear into the still. We only take the very heart of the distillation run and we accelerate the aging with ultrasound, temperature and forced aeration. European law says that we can’t call it ‘whisky’ because it hasn’t been aged in oak for three years and a day but when something tastes this good then who cares about European law?

Rum is next – a rich golden rum produced with cane sugar and molasses and aged on oak in steel again for added character.


We started brewing in Lancashire in 2003 before selling the business to one of our customers and we moved to Lymington on the South Coast of England in 2014. Initially, we wanted to set up a gin distillery but a trip to Lake Michigan reignited our passion for craft beer and gave us new horizons on distilled spirits. In early 2015, we set up a small-batch craft brewery and distillery with the aim of producing a range of beers and spirits with local provenance and a fresh, new view on brewing and distilling.

Our grains come from a farm just a couple of miles away along the coastal path, and we use locally foraged angelica seeds in our gins. As time goes on, we want to use more and more of the fruits, herbs, spices and bounty around us in our spirits and beers.

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  1. steve reynolds

    bought one of your beers at the market yesterday, i am very impressed .. i will tell all my beer drinking friends.. could you please email me a price list on all beverages


  2. Dan Rowell

    Your dancing cows Lymington gin is by far one of the best gins I have ever tasted. I bought it from Lyndhurst the other day. I wish I lived closer so I could get hold of it more easily. It shall replace the water in my diet!!!


    1. Dan
      Thanks for your feedback – it’s great to know that you enjoyed it so much. We are hoping to start selling our spirits a bit further afield in the next month or two so if you know of any potential outlets near you then please put in a good word for us….and let us know who they are so we can approach them!


  3. Russell

    Enjoyed drinking Pony at The Monkey House a while back – Wonderful Drinkable Ale!

    Can I fill my keg (4 pints) directly from your Brewery? What cost?

    I live in Sway.


    Kind Regards



  4. Steen

    Delicious. On April 30, I (old man with young Japanese daughter) bought a pack of pale ale and IPA from you at your stall in Lymington. Tastes even better than the samples. Distinctive. Different from other brewers’ ales.
    I hope you will be successful: you deserve to be.


  5. Kay

    Bought your gin yesterday from you, it’s gorgeous. Such complex flavours, and smooth. We did a taste test with my favourite brand & yours won hands down – 3 votes to 0.


  6. Peter Taylor

    Just had a wonderful meal at ‘The Elderflower’ in Lymington, accompanied by a couple of bottles of your equally wonderful American IPA, just got back to Wokingham to search for your beer if it’s sold locally to me, is it? Would love to get some more.


    1. Leah
      Yes – we run regular tours. There is a link to the booking system on the website. If you would rather email a voucher for a tour booking then let me know and we can sort something out.


  7. kait houching

    I am most definitely going to buy some of this!!!!….great reviews. ..,i am from milford on sea, where is the nearest place that i can purchase this Gin?..


  8. Alexa Rickman

    I am a lover of gin and have been for some time. So my loverly husband got me a bottle of yours for my crimbo pressie. Have to say im only just trying it as havnt had the time. But YUMMMMMMMY 🤗. Very very nice. Shall be stocking up.
    And the bottles are so cute.


  9. SUSAN Tunley

    We have just seen you on the telly! Its brilliant to see you still brewing, and Alice is very interested to try your gin! Will have to come and have a nosey as we are also now in the south west, Cirencester. Hope your well and Ben is doing well.
    Best Wishes
    The Tunleys – former residents of Bashall Barn


  10. Raj Lad

    Tried your Rye Pale ale at the Pig restaurant Brockenhurts and loved it, a great flavour, ended up buying a case online. Will be back for more..


  11. Salvatore Damiano

    To Whom may concern

    I am Salvatore Damiano WSET student and need your help !!
    Back in January I was awarded with a WSET scholarship and they help me to finance a trip in any spirit region in the world and I decided to focus on the South West of England especially in Gin !! Is it possible to visit your prestigious distillery by the 6 th of May or inbetween the 8th and the 10 th of May?

    Looking forward for your response

    Salvatore Damiano


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