Our Story

Founder Andrew Wilson first conceived of setting up a Distillery, whilst undertaking military drills out on Salisbury Plain.

A young officer in the Army, he was put through his paces on the Wiltshire chalklands. Whilst the work was often exhausting, the beauty of the land was exhilarating – vast chalk plateaus, rich wildlife and rolling views across the barley fields.

Surrounded by nature, sometimes literally tasting the earth, a deep connection with the local area was born – and a dream about one day using the best local produce to create extraordinary whisky (and some rum and gin to!).

The intervening years saw Andrew travel far and wide with the Army (Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Germany) and latterly when he left the army, Aberdeenshire. However, when the opportunity arose to move back to Wiltshire he jumped at the chance.

Now back in Wiltshire for the last four years and again inspired by the spectacular chalk grasslands and with the dream of creating great spirits with Wiltshire produce undiminished, he set about making it a reality.

Today that journey continues – with Andrew and his team, passionate about lifting Wiltshire ingredients to a higher plain, for all to enjoy.

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Own a bit of the distillery!

Own a bit of the distillery!

The Ten hides team are also offering equity stakes in the distillery. If you are interested in owning a bit of your own distillery then please contact Andrew directly at andrewwilson@tenhides.com 

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We recently successfully raised on the crowd funding site Kickstarter, achieving 120% of our target! Click here to see our video

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Gin Coming Soon!

Gin Coming Soon!

Ok, so you remember we said we'd produce some gin (and rum) while the whiskey is maturing, well here is our very first test batch from our Master Distiller, Jack Mayo. Next step is to do some in-house taste testing before sharing with you awesome people for feedback.

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We are beyond proud to have been awarded a Silver medal for our gin at the international Spirits Challenge 2022! Click here for all the results

Our Team

Andrew Wilson


Former army officer, leader, snr commercial manager in the renewables industry, significant project management experience, passionate about spirits and Wiltshire produce.

Jack Mayo

Master Distiller

Herriot Watt Distilling Graduate, established whisky distilleries nationally and internationally, experience in all aspects of the value chain, focussed on quality.

Jo Latham

Non Executive Director

Founding Member and Director of Ebeni technical consultancy, skilled at strategic BD, engineering delivery, operations and HR. See’s excellence in leadership as key to any successful enterprise.

Andrew Smith


CIMA qualified Cambridge Graduate, member of Association of Corporate Treasurers, former GSK finance manager (10 yrs), significant start-up experience, analytical and detail focussed.

Tagore Ramoutar

 Non-executive Director


Cambridge graduate, co-founder and previously MD of The Oxford Artisan Distillery. Institute of Directors, director of the year (2019) for SME & start-ups. Sits on the Board of the English Whisky Guild .

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