Last month Dr W’s mum gave me a wonderful present. This was of course a new gin for the gin shelf. But a new one to me, this was Campfire Gin by the Puddingstone Distillery.
Campfire Gin was launched in 2016 by husband and wife team Ben & Kate Marston. From first taste I knew this was going to be an exceptional gin. A gin inspired by travels, cosying up around the campfire on a camping trip and most importantly a gin for sharing with friends. The key thing about this gin, is it’s from the Chilterns and this is pretty much where Dr W grew up and his family still live, which why it’s kinda special to my gin shelf.
Campfire Gin is made from ten carefully selected botanicals. Including rich coffee cherry, sweet, fresh orange, hazelnut and piney juniper. The smell is incredible. The taste is quite citrus to start, but is also rich and sweet. I imagine this is because of the coffee in the still. We drank it over ice with orange, it was simply delicious. Although it’s so smooth if you’re the type, drinking it on the rocks with some dried orange would be a good serve for this gin.
If you fancy checking out Campfire Gin, the distillery have a small shop open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Here you can buy gin, branded tumblers and book on to distillery tours. Tours run on Thursday evenings and must be booked in advance. Dr W and I are trying to work out when we can pay them a visit!
Have you tried Campfire Gin? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thank you to Dr W’s Mummy for my latest gin to my ever growing collection.
P.P.S. You can visit Puddingstone Distillery at Unit 1, Artisan Workshops, P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop, Lower Icknield Way, Wilstone, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4NT.