a unique collaboration of creative spirits

MAD Modern Art Distillery craft gin rum and vodka together with art

A unique collaboration of creative spirits

MAD Modern Art Distillery or Distillery of Modern Art

OUR STORY

Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell

Our story begins many years ago, when we met on our first day as undergraduate students at a London university. We hit it off and it wasn’t long before we became firm friends.

Through our years at university we experienced adventures, laughter, heartache, tears and a few too many glasses of gin – little imagining that these shared moments would shape our future lives decades later.

After graduating, we went our separate ways and over the years that followed our worlds trod a conventional path through life’s journey of careers, marriage and children. But wherever we were, and no matter how far apart we lived, we always kept in touch – and when we met the corks would pop as we celebrated another much-cherished reunion.

Some 30 years on from our university days, living closer to each other on the south coast of England and with our children having flown the nest, we decided – over a glass of gin, of course – that we were ready for another big adventure.

Modern Art Distillery – or M.A.D – was born.

Over many long days and late nights our ideas grew into a vision for a range of high quality, uniquely flavoured craft spirits – gin, rum and vodka – that could provide a canvas for artists, allowing them to display their artwork on our bottle and introducing them to a worldwide audience.

We hope you will share our vision and join us on our journey – let’s raise a glass to love, life, art and creative spirits everywhere!

OUR STORY

Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell

Our story begins many years ago, when we met on our first day as undergraduate students at a London university. We hit it off and it wasn’t long  before we became firm friends.

Through our years at university we experienced adventures, laughter, heartache, tears and a few too many glasses of gin – little imagining that these shared moments would shape our future lives decades later.

After graduating, we went our separate ways and over the years that followed our worlds trod a conventional path through life’s journey of careers, marriage and children. But wherever we were, and no matter how far apart we lived, we always kept in touch – and when we met the corks would pop as we celebrated another much-cherished reunion.

Some 30 years on from our university days, living closer to each other on the south coast of England and with our children having flown the nest, we decided – over a glass of gin, of course – that we were ready for another big adventure.

Modern Art Distillery – or M.A.D – was born.

Over many long days and late nights our ideas grew into a vision for a range of high quality, uniquely flavoured craft spirits – gin, rum and vodka – that could provide a canvas for artists, allowing them to display their artwork on our bottle and introducing them to a worldwide audience.

We hope you will share our vision and join us on our journey – let’s raise a glass to love, life, art and creative spirits everywhere!

OUR MISSION

“To produce a unique blend of craft distilled spirits that characterises and promotes modern & contemporary art, supports artists – including those new & emerging -and encourages global connections”

Modern Art Distillery is a melting pot of art, ideas and spirits. We are bringing together some of the country’s leading master distillers, a multitude of established and emerging artists, and a host of other creatives – from photographers and designers to venue hosts, gallery owners and social media gurus – in order to infuse our range of gin, vodka and rum with the true spirit of creativity. 

We firmly believe that creativity in all its forms is fundamental to our lives: it connects us, it helps us understand the world around us and it builds a better place for us to be in. Modern Art Distillery’s spirits range captures the essence of creativity by combining beautiful contemporary artwork with imaginative spirits flavours.

The labels on our spirits range are all taken from paintings especially commissioned by us from artists across the UK and beyond, with a QR code that will take you to our website so you can discover more about our products and the artists.

Each bottle, with beautiful artwork on the label is a desirable collectable item or – if you’d prefer a larger version of the artwork to hang in your home – you will find signed limited edition prints for sale here on our website.

OUR MISSION

“To produce a unique blend of craft distilled spirits that characterises and promotes modern & contemporary art, supports artists – including those new & emerging -and encourages global connections”

Modern Art Distillery is a melting pot of art, ideas and spirits. We are bringing together some of the country’s leading master distillers, a multitude of established and emerging artists, and a host of other creatives – from photographers and designers to venue hosts, gallery owners and social media gurus – in order to infuse our range of gin, vodka and rum with the true spirit of creativity. 

We firmly believe that creativity in all its forms is fundamental to our lives: it connects us, it helps us understand the world around us and it builds a better place for us to be in. Modern Art Distillery’s spirits range captures the essence of creativity by combining beautiful contemporary artwork with imaginative spirits flavours.

The labels on our spirits range are all taken from paintings especially commissioned by us from artists across the UK and beyond, with a QR code that will take you to our website so you can discover more about our products and the artists.

Each bottle, with beautiful artwork on the label is a desirable collectable item or – if you’d prefer a larger version of the artwork to hang in your home – you will find signed limited edition prints for sale here on our website.

WHO WE ARE

We are M.A.D (Modern Art Distillery) – we create premium craft distilled spirits showcasing artists, particularly new & emerging artists, in a unique way.

We have discovered a way to combine our love of gin with our love of art and in doing so are supporting artists and promoting their work to a global audience alongside our unique products.

We are Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell and we were able to draw on our many years of diverse professional experiences and a shared love of art for our new venture. Caroline is an IT specialist, a magazine publisher and has an interest in art, and Catharine is a former journalist turned craft practitioner and educator.

How did we get here ?

WHO WE ARE

We are M.A.D (Modern Art Distillery) – we create premium craft distilled spirits showcasing artists, particularly new & emerging artists, in a unique way.

We have discovered a way to combine our love of gin with our love of art and in doing so are supporting artists and promoting their work to a global audience alongside our unique products.

We are Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell and we were able to draw on our many years of diverse professional experiences and a shared love of art for our new venture. Caroline is an IT specialist, a magazine publisher and has an interest in art, and Catharine is a former journalist turned craft practitioner and educator.

How did we get here ?

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YOUR ART ON
OUR BOTTLES?

If you would like to be considered for a commission of your art to appear on future M.A.D products please complete the form below.

After registering your interest to be considered for art on our bottles you may receive newsletters, occasional surveys and special offers from M.A.D Modern Art Distillery via email. We will not sell or distribute your email address to any third party at any time. View our privacy policy here.

YOUR ART ON
OUR BOTTLES?

If you would like to be considered for a commission of your art to appear on future M.A.D products please complete the form below.

After registering your interest to be considered for art on our bottles you may receive newsletters, occasional surveys and special offers from M.A.D Modern Art Distillery via email. We will not sell or distribute your email address to any third party at any time. View our privacy policy here.

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WHO WE ARE

We are M.A.D (Modern Art Distillery) – we create premium craft distilled spirits showcasing artists, particularly new & emerging artists, in a unique way.

We have discovered a way to combine our love of gin with our love of art and in doing so are supporting artists and promoting their work to a global audience alongside our unique products.

We are Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell and we were able to draw on our many years of diverse professional experiences and a shared love of art for our new venture. Caroline is an IT specialist, a magazine publisher and has an interest in art, and Catharine is a former journalist turned craft practitioner and educator.

How did we get here ?

OUR STORY

Caroline Harrison & Catharine Russell

Our story begins many years ago, when we met on our first day as undergraduate students at a London university. We hit it off and it wasn’t long before we became firm friends.

Through our years at university we experienced adventures, laughter, heartache, tears and a few too many glasses of gin – little imagining that these shared moments would shape our future lives decades later.

After graduating, we went our separate ways and over the years that followed our worlds trod a conventional path through life’s journey of careers, marriage and children. But wherever we were, and no matter how far apart we lived, we always kept in touch – and when we met the corks would pop as we celebrated another much-cherished reunion.

Some 30 years on from our university days, living closer to each other on the south coast of England and with our children having flown the nest, we decided – over a glass of gin, of course – that we were ready for another big adventure.

Modern Art Distillery – or M.A.D – was born.

Over many long days and late nights our ideas grew into a vision for a range of high quality, uniquely flavoured craft spirits – gin, rum and vodka – that could provide a canvas for artists, allowing them to display their artwork on our bottle and introducing them to a worldwide audience.

We hope you will share our vision and join us on our journey – let’s raise a glass to love, life, art and creative spirits everywhere!

OUR MISSION

“To produce a unique blend of craft distilled spirits that characterises and promotes modern & contemporary art, supports artists – including those new & emerging -and encourages global connections”

Modern Art Distillery is a melting pot of art, ideas and spirits. We are bringing together some of the country’s leading master distillers, a multitude of established and emerging artists, and a host of other creatives – from photographers and designers to venue hosts, gallery owners and social media gurus – in order to infuse our range of gin, vodka and rum with the true spirit of creativity. 

We firmly believe that creativity in all its forms is fundamental to our lives: it connects us, it helps us understand the world around us and it builds a better place for us to be in. Modern Art Distillery’s spirits range captures the essence of creativity by combining beautiful contemporary artwork with imaginative spirits flavours.

The labels on our spirits range are all taken from paintings especially commissioned by us from artists across the UK and beyond, with a QR code that will take you to our website so you can discover more about our products and the artists.

Each bottle, with beautiful artwork on the label is a desirable collectable item or – if you’d prefer a larger version of the artwork to hang in your home – you will find signed limited edition prints for sale here on our website.