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

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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Enhance your gift of Campfire Gin with a gift box

Puddingstone Distillery 50cl Gift Box

Last Christmas we had a number of customers request a gift box to make wrapping their gift of Campfire Gin easier! We listened and are very excited to launch our new gift box for 50cl bottles. Printed in our core Campfire brown on kraftpak board it’s a sturdy container to help keep the bottle protected.…

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Pre-order PUD PUD and PUD PUD Cask

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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It was all about about apple cocktail demo

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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Shrub & Smash Cocktails Demo

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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Martini meets Mahattan

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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Difford’s Guide. Inspiration. Jubilation

Difford's Guide

Just over 4 years ago, Kate picked up a hardback copy of Simon Difford’s 2nd Compendium of Gin. It still sits on our shelf as both a resource and reminder of how far we have come. To say that Simon knows his booze is like saying Stephen Hawking knows his theoretical physics. Simon is also responsible for…

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WIN a Millican backpack and bottle of Campfire Gin

Millican competition banner

We’re big fans of UK designed Millican bags here at Puddingstone Distillery. Over the last few years they’ve been our companions for adventures near and far. Whether it’s been a stroll through Manhattan with maps and snacks, protecting camera gear from the red dust of Kenyan trails or hauling kit for an unsupported cycle ride…

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Cocktail Demonstrations – Valentine’s Special

Valentine cocktails

Following on from the success of our December drop in demos, focusing on Christmas cocktails, we this time turned to three local bars, who also happen to serve our gin and asked them to create a cocktail they’d serve for Valentine’s Day. Over two sessions on Saturday 10 February the various tools and techniques required…

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Campfire Special Edition No 1 raises £1326 for HMWT

Campfire Special Edition No 1 raises £1326

We’re proud to announce that sales of our 2017 summer gin Campfire Special Edition No 1, the world’s first to use the invasive plant species, Himalayan balsam, has helped raise £1,362 for our project partner, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. £2 from every bottle sold was donated to the charity. We also held two tour…

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PUD PUD winter seasonal launch

PUD PUD launch

Puddingstone Pudding Gin (PUD PUD for short) was launched on 10 November at the distillery’s Christmas Fayre and late night shopping evening held with P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop on whose site we are based. From 6pm to 9pm the distillery welcomed a host of visitors wanting to be the first to get…

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Campfire Navy Strength Wins Navy Gin of the Year 2017

Navy Strength wins gin of the year 2017

With a judging panel featuring David T Smith (gin writer and founder of the Craft Distilling Expo), Olivier Ward (Gin Foundry) and Nik Fordham (Distillery Manager Chivas Brothers) we were very excited and overwhelmed to be presented with the gin of the year 2017 for the Navy category for our Campfire Navy Strength. Judging took…

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NEW Campfire Gin Special Edition No 1

Campfire Gin Special Edition No 1

Back in early 2016 when we were seeking permission to photograph our Campfire Gin bottle in an outdoor location, we came across Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. The Trust maintain vast swathes of rural land, including areas around the reservoirs adjacent to the distillery and it was by Wilstone reservoir that the homepage image of…

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