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Puddingstone Distillery shop Christmas 2019 opening hours

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

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

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

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 in 2019 World’s Best Martini Final

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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Winter warming gin cocktails

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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Puddingstone Distillery shop Christmas 2018 opening hours

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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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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Yipee we won!

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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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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We’re finalists!

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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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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A trio of silvers

IWSC Awards 2018

Earlier this year we made the decision not to enter the San Fransisco World Spirits Awards, choosing instead to put all three of our gins before the judges at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)… and we’re glad we did. A clean sweep of three silver medals, one of them an Outstanding Silver! Pleased?…

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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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Help us make gin!

PD Balsam Bash

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are holding 2 balsam bashes on 3 and 24 July at Tewinbury and Rye Meads respectively. Ben and I will be there as it’s the Himalayan balsam flower that we need to make our ‘pink for a purpose’ Campfire Special Edition No 1 Gin. £2 from every bottle sold goes to the…

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We’ve joined the Gin Guild

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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Stargazing & Cocktails

Stargazing & Cocktails

It was 3rd time lucky on Friday 20 April for our Stargazing & Cocktails event. The weather finally played ball enabling Neil and Jane from Tring Astro to set up their telescopes outside the distillery. With them came Paul from Sirius Astronomy. ‘He drives around with cool stuff in his car’ according to his Twitter…

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