Back in late October, just before the first bottles of PUD PUD were to be released, we received an email from a journalist at The Telegraph newspaper. They wanted to know if we could send a bottle of PUD PUD for them to taste and rate in their Christmas gins list. In 2018 we sent them a bottle of PUD PUD Cask but we only received 3rd place in the top six. So we thought we’d give it another shot and to our delight we were awarded 10 out of 10! The only gin they reviewed to receive this score.
We’ve always thought PUD PUD Cask was a great gin and it’s nice to have the validation that others think so too. It makes all the long hours and hard work worth it.
The reviewers described the gin as ‘a gorgeous bottle with a warm ochre hue. The smell is orangey and mellow, with an enticing hint of port. It has a clean, yet quite fudgey flavour with just the right amount of spice. A winner’.
We recommend serving with Indian Tonic, Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic or Ginger Ale. Pair with some dark chocolate to enhance the spice and fruit flavours.