OUR STORY

Inspired by history, hand-crafted with passion

We’re an independent family business with a passion for producing spirits that are authentically made in the way that they are advertised. We’ve been hand-crafting our own gin in small batches since early 2016 from our seaside home on the Wirral Peninsula, near to the historic cities of Chester and Liverpool.

The quality of our gin is a testament to our principles:

 

Provenance

We only use natural ingredients and we source our botanicals as locally as possible

 

Authentically small-batch

We produce around 40 bottles at a time, each one with passion and care to make it truly special

 

Genuinely artisan

We independently produce our own gin from start to finish and each bottle is individually filled, labelled, wax sealed and numbered by hand

 

The botanical recipes we develop each have a story, inspired by our British heritage and the natural world around us.
It took a year to develop the formula which became the basis of the recipe for our signature international award-winning Darkside Gin.

Let us take you on a journey through time…

 

…to a world of clandestine parties and secret speakeasies. Our gin presents the rediscovery of a lost style of gin production using a process known as compounding.

 

We have brought compound gin out of the Prohibition Era and into the 21st Century using artisanal methods and high-quality natural ingredients to deliver spirits that are distinctively complex and full of flavour.

 

Working to carefully designed botanical recipes, we ensure our spirits retain a deep complexity of aroma and a full flavoured body otherwise lost through distillation. Through delicate filtration, our spirits retain the intensity of their flavour and natural amber hue.

Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery…

 

…but we don’t imitate, we innovate. Each of our spirits has a unique, individual story to tell. The botanicals we use reflect our British heritage and the natural world around us.

 

With juniper at the heart of all we do, we’re steadfastly true to the very definition of a British gin. We don’t use artificial colours, flavourings or added sugar.

 

Our spirits are distinctively complex, full-bodied and flavoursome. And, they’re incredibly versatile when it comes to serving: from the traditional G&T through to classic or more modern cocktails.

OUR JOURNEY
2016-05-01
Darkside

After a year of experiments, recipe adjustments, sampling, our signature
award-winning Darkside Gin was finally released in May 2016

And then, our journey truly began

2016-10-01
Wintergreen

Drawing on inspiration from nature, the first of our seasonal
expressions – Wintergreen Gin – was first released in October 2016

2016-12-01
Figgy Pudding

Our first limited-edition, Figgy Pudding Gin, was originally intended to be a single-batch release for December 2016. It proved so popular we now bring it back each Christmas, for you all like Figgy Pudding, you all like Figgy Pudding, so we’ll bring you some each year!

2017-03-08
Springfever

Our second seasonal expression, Springfever Gin, was first released
in March 2017 to a floral fanfare

2017-04-03
Eggcentric

Following hot on the heels of our spring seasonal expression, and the success of our Christmas limited-edition, we decided to indulge again with the release of our second limited edition in April 2017 for Easter: the luxurious dark-chocolate Eggcentric Gin

2017-05-18
SFWSC 2017 - Darkside (Bronze)

On our 1st Anniversary, with humble expectations we entered – and were privileged to be awarded – a Bronze Medal for our signature Darkside Gin: our first international accolade to recognise the quality of our spirit

2017-06-30
Three Fine Days

With the sun blazing in June 2017 we released the third in our seasonal line-up – our Three Fine Days Gin for easy-drinking in the summer

2017-07-31
IWSC 2017 - Darkside (Bronze)

Following our success in May, we were honoured to receive a second Bronze Medal for our Darkside Gin – this time at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC): recognition of the quality and integrity of our signature gin by the UK’s foremost experts

2017-09-13
Hydropathic Pudding

With the weather still balmy in September 2017, we welcomed the addition of our fruit cup – Hydropathic Pudding – to “The Regulars” in our Tappers collection

2017-11-01
Falling Leaves

Our fourth and final seasonal expression (and our Founder’s favourite) completed the line-up with a much-anticipated release in November 2017: our autumnal Falling Leaves Gin