Following on from my post yesterday, we were rather impressed when we arrived at the mill ready for our tour of the distillery.
In front of us were a large selection of old, but recently renovated, buildings with a fast flowing river gliding along - the chalky River Test on its way to Southampton.
The site has been renovated by Thomas Heatherwick to provide an outstanding BREEAM rated plant for building sustainability which includes a biomass boiler and electricity generated by a waterwheel.
Interestingly, the site has been used for a thousand years, originally a corn mill and then a paper mill which produced banknotes and now the distillery which opened there in 2013.
Two fabulous greenhouses emerge from the mill like bubble mixture blown from the top floor which house Mediterranean plants in one and tropical plants in the other used to flavour the gin.
A most interesting afternoon.