Collaboration gin with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to help protect bats
We have partnered once again with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to produce a one-of-a-kind gin, using an ultrasound distilling method inspired by bats.
Inspired by the flight of native bats through the British countryside, Ultrasonic Gin uses a unique ultrasonic process and pot distillation to extract flavour and aroma from local hedgerow plants including elderflower, along with bramley apple and mint.
The gin was launched on World Gin Day on 12 June. For each bottle sold, we will donate £2 to Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to support the charity’s work protecting bats and other wildlife across Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
Emma Norrington, the Trust’s Head of Fundraising and Communications said:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Puddingstone Distillery again to create a one-of-a-kind gin. Hertfordshire is home to some magnificent wild places and species, and we’re always delighted when local businesses are keen to help protect them. This exciting new gin is the perfect way to capture the beauty of our countryside, highlight the amazing natural techniques of our bats and the work we do / need to do for their conservation”
Bats are the only true flying mammal in the world. There are 17 species of bats in the UK, 12 of which can be found in Hertfordshire. Bats live in a range of habitats and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust works hard to manage these places so that bats can thrive.
Bats are so-called indicator species, serving as a measurement of how well wildlife is faring and how well conservation efforts are working because they occupy a wide range of habitats and are sensitive to changes in the environment.
Campfire Gin Special Edition No 1 – Himalayan balsam
As a Hertfordshire distillery based in Tring we are true believers in connecting with the spirit of the outdoors and preserving wildlife in the county and surrounding areas. We have been partnering with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust since 2017 with our launch of the world’s first Himalayan balsam gin – raising awareness of the conservation work needed to address this invasive, non-native species. This gin was always going to be self destructive as the aim was to remove balsam from the rare chalk streams. The more balsam removed, the less flowers to pick the following year and so on. In 2020 we (successfully!) only managed to make a few bottles of balsam gin as we could only find a handful of flowers. So for all pink gin lovers out there I’m afraid this one is no more, but why not buy a bottle of Ultrasonic Gin instead and still continue to help the conservation of rare chalk streams, bats and more wildlife.