Puddingstone Distillery gin tour vouchers and resuming tours

COVID-19 – a cocktail of problems In March of this year we like many other distilleries lost two important revenue streams. The closure of all pubs, bars, restaurants and other licensed premises saw our on trade customer base disappear overnight. Then came the announcements regarding social distancing, a ban on events, gatherings and many other…

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Hertfordshire Cook Book

We’re delighted that Puddingstone Distillery is included in the new Hertfordshire Cook Book published by Meze Publishing. It’s 144 pages celebrating the amazing food and drink on our doorstep in Hertfordshire. The book features independent restaurants, farm shops, cafés, breweries and more. With a profile on each contributor and a favourite recipe you can recreate…

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Puddingstone Distillery on-site shop

We’re thrilled to announce the Puddingstone Distillery on site shop is back open again after 12 weeks of lockdown closure. We’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last few months – those who continued to purchase online, those who shopped with other retailers we supply, those who’ve attended our Zoom gin tastings…

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Puddingstone Distillery online gin tasting experience | Campfire Cocktails | Martini

With the postponement of gin tours and gin tasting experiences at Puddingstone Distillery itself due to the Coronavirus lock-down we’ve been running private gin tasting evenings online via Zoom and on Saturday 6 June we ran our first Campfire Cocktails online tasting. We made 36 litres of martini cocktails using, of course, Campfire Gin and…

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Puddingstone Distillery Botanical Series #1 Juniper

In the first of a new series, we’re looking at the many botanicals used across our range of award winning gins. When we talk about botanicals, we are referring to the many plant components, including roots, seeds, flowers, bark and berries, from which we extract aroma and flavour to give each gin it’s defining profile. It only makes sense to…

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Puddingstone Distillery cocktail demo chocolate

Our latest cocktail demo afternoon was a challenge to taste buds. Ben demonstrated three Campfire Gin cocktails that featured chocolate in some way… or did they? You might be surprised by the ingredients for Sublime Moment, they don’t include chocolate but the combination gives the impression that you are tasting chocolate. This amazing recipe was…

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Puddingstone Distillery Christmas opening hours 2019

Now most of you know the distillery shop is only open on Fridays and Saturdays but throughout December we will have special additional Christmas opening hours as follows: Sunday 8 Dec 10am to 2pm Sunday 15 Dec 10am to 2pm Sunday 22 Dec 10am to 2pm Monday 23 Dec 9.00am to 5pm Christmas Eve 9.00am to 2pm…

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Bubbles cocktail demo

If you came to our Campfire Old Tom cocktail demo you’ll remember that we almost needed branded Campfire Gin waterproof ponchos to protect those in the front row and they were almost needed again for our latest demo. The theme of bubbles or more specifically carbonation meant we were treading on dangerous ground – opening…

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Campfire Old Tom Gin cocktail demo

To celebrate both the launch of our Campfire Old Tom Gin and World Cocktail Day on 13 May we held a cocktail demo in the distillery. Ben presented three cocktails – two classic Old Tom cocktails and one of our own creation which was inspired by our cycle trip round Kerala back in 2013. When…

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Campfire London Dry Gin wins World's Best Martini Challenge 2019

Well, what an amazing start to the new year! To our enormous surprise our Campfire London Dry Gin martini was crowned winner at the World’s Best Martini Challenge 2019! On Tuesday 15 January Ben and I headed off to London to serve our classic martini to martini fans who had gathered at 100 Wardour Street.…

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Campfire London Dry Gin in World's Best Martini Challenge 2019 final

So we were invited to enter the World’s Best Martini Challenge and although we’ve always thought Campfire London Dry Gin made an excellent bone dry martini to have made it to the final five contenders in the challenge is amazing. On 15 January we are off to 100 Wardour Street to serve mini martinis to…

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Spiced Apple Gin Warmer Cocktail

It was great to see so many people out at the Tring Christmas Festival the other evening enjoying the tasty food and drink offerings from local producers. The Campfire Gin menu this year featured not one but two warm gin cocktails for the festive season. For those of you that would like to re-create the…

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Christmas 2018 opening hours

Now most of you know the distillery shop is only open on Fridays and Saturdays and that’s because Monday to Thursday Ben is either distilling or out delivering gin and Kate is in the design studio attending to graphic design clients. However, throughout December, we will have special additional Christmas opening hours as follows: Sunday…

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Pre-order PUD PUD and PUD PUD Cask

It feels like autumn has only just arrived but Christmas is fast approaching and many people are asking when PUD PUD will return. Well folks, it will be launched on 9 November along with PUD PUD Cask which a handful of you got to enjoy back in June when we released a limited run of…

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Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

We ditched the distillery uniforms for the day and headed over to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, east Herts for the Hertfordshire Life Food & Drinks Awards 2018. We were delighted to be a finalist in the Community Service category for our work with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and winner of…

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PD Apple Cocktail Demo

To kick off the Tring Apple Festival month long celebrations our latest cocktail demo session was all about apple. Our Apple Fayre cocktail created especially for our pop up dining last autumn was joined by two other cocktails which introduce apple flavours in different ways. Apple Fayre uses cloudy, fresh pressed apple juice from P…

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Rural Business Awards & Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards

We’re over the moon to have been selected as finalists in the Rural Business Awards East region and the Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink 2018 Awards. All the judging has taken place so we just now need to be patient and wait for the ceremonies before we find out the results! Fingers crossed!

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PD Shrub & Smash cocktails

Our popular cocktail demo sessions returned in early August, this time focusing on summer fruits. We demonstrated two types of smash cocktail and one type of shrub cocktail. Smashes are as the name suggests – fresh fruit smashed with a muddler to extract the fruity juice. These are quick and easy to do while shrubs…

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Campfire Fireside Manhattan

With sweet orange and grapefruit citrus notes Campfire London Dry and Campfire Cask Aged gins both make deliciously smooth martinis. There’s a whole host of different martini recipes out there and we explored a few in our recent martini cocktail demo at the distillery. If you’d like to have a go yourself here are the…

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The Gin Guild

On a warm and sunny May evening Ben and I headed to London’s Guildhall and with juniper in hand we pledged our commitment to all things gin. It was a great night catching up with friends within the distilling industry, many of whom offered invaluable advice and guidance at the start of our gin journey. We…

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