PUD PUD and other limited edition gins from Puddingstone Distillery


Our limited edition small batch gins are born of collaboration, the desire to create something unique or seasonal, or merely to indulge ourselves. Often deviating from our core botanicals and processes, these gins are available for a few fleeting months each year.

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Campfire Special Edition No 1
Domestique limited edition gin

Pud Pud Gin

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Puddingstone Pudding Gin | PUD PUD Gin | Christmas Gin

Pronounced PUD as in Christmas pudding and referring to a key ingredient as well as our distillery name, Puddingstone. This is our winter seasonal Christmas gin using the finest Macedonian juniper, Spanish orange peel and Hertfordshire-made Christmas puddings, produced by the highly acclaimed Nevie-Pie Cakes based in Berkhamsted.

Using a combination of vapour and pot distillation techniques we are able to balance the extraction of classic gin profiles and the rich spice characteristics of these amazing Christmas puddings.

Serve with Fever-Tree Indian or Light tonic water. If you like an 'in glass' garnish then just add a very thin sliver of fresh orange peel. Alternatively serve with a side garnish of 70% dark chocolate. Yum!

Also makes a delicious aperitif served as a bone dry martini, substitute our Campfire London Dry Gin with the PUD PUD Distilled Christmas gin using this recipe.

The Christmas puddings in PUD PUD Gin are distilled and therefore the gin is gluten free.

Pud Pud Cask Gin

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PUD PUD Cask Gin | Christmas Gin

*PUD PUD Cask Gin was rated 1st place in The Telegraph's Christmas Gins 2019 top 6! 10/10*

*PUD PUD Cask Gin was rated 3rd place in The Telegraph's Christmas Gins 2018 top 6!*

There comes a time when the ex-bourbon casks we use for our award winning Campfire Cask Aged Gin get a little ‘tired’, but as we've discovered they still have life in them. PUD PUD Cask Christmas gin was first launched as an experiment for World Gin Day 2018.

So what is PUD PUD Cask Gin? Well, more than you think, is the answer. First we rest our original PUD PUD Gin in our ex-bourbon casks (for a secret number of days). The gin is then decanted into a stainless steel drum so we can refill the bourbon casks with a ruby port and leave it for nearly a month. You’ve guessed it, we then empty out the port and replace it with the gin for another ageing session. The result, a bourbon/port cask aged Hertfordshire Christmas pudding gin.

Wondering what we do with the port? We’ve yet to decide. As it’s also now technically bourbon cask infused we should also make it available for sale. What do you think?

Our preferred serve is neat over ice but for a G&T we favour Fever-Tree Aromatic tonic water. As with PUD PUD Gin we like to savour a small piece of 70% dark chocolate as a side garnish.

The Christmas puddings in the PUD PUD Gin range are distilled and therefore the gins are gluten free.

Returns winter 2021.


Pud Pud Cherry Gin

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PUD PUD Cherry Gin | Christmas Gin

Our winter seasonal Christmas gins are released each year to coincide with our distillery launch anniversary (11 November 2016). The third edition of PUD PUD Gin is our PUD PUD Cherry Gin.

During the summer of 2019 we met Vikki from Horwoods Cherries – a family run, independent cherry orchard in north Buckinghamshire and we decided to launch a new PUD PUD Gin to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.

Horwood Cherries grow many varieties but for our PUD PUD Cherry Gin we use the lapin variety – a dark sweet cherry just perfect for infusing into our Christmas pudding gin. When the time is right, and only Ben the distiller decides this, do we squeeze the cherries and filter the gin ready for bottling.

Soft juniper, spice and cherry notes without any additional sugar. Our preferred serve is neat over ice but for a G&T we favour Franklin & Sons Indian tonic water.

The Christmas puddings in the PUD PUD Gin range are distilled and therefore the gins are gluten free.

Returns winter 2021.

Domestique Gin

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Puddingstone Distillery Domestique Gin | Hertfordshire cycling gin

We love bikes. Fact. Ben a bit more so than Kate (unless the bike has a front basket!) as quantified by the number of misspent hours riding, usually up and down steep woodland trails. When we were approached back in 2017, by ashmei, a local sports clothing brand, to create a themed limited edition cycling gin to be launched at the famed Rouleur cycling event, we could not refuse.

The gin named Domestique, after a cyclist in a road racing team whose role is to help their team leader, evolved to a stage where it truly was steeped in the spirit of cycling by being bottled in a  classic stainless steel bidon that fitted in water bottle holders. After all, it should have a life after all the gin has been consumed.

And what about the gin in the bottle? Well, we selected botanicals from host countries of the major cycling tours. Alongside the required juniper, there is British coriander seed, Spanish orange peel, French hops, Belgian angelica root, Italian rosemary, Californian raisins and as a nod to the rural location of our distillery and the fact that the Tour of Britain has passed through Tring and the Chiltern Hills we've also included rosehip.

Domestique Gin was Highly Commended in the Classic Gin category at the Craft Distilling Expo 2018. Judges included distillers, Gin Guild members and leading gin bloggers.

Since it's initial launch we have produced two small batches of 200 bottles and have been re-filling bidons for those lucky enough to have one but having received many requests for Domestique Gin to be bottled in glass and be a permanent offering to the Puddingstone Distillery small batch gin range, well who are we to argue! So now you can order our cycling themed gin, Domestique Gin, online and have it delivered to the cycling gin lovers in your life!

You might need to find a way of attaching a cocktail shaker and bottle of dry vermouth to your bike as this gin makes a great martini.

Favourite serves

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Generally we prefer our limited edition and seasonal gins to work best as simple serves so you get the full flavour of the spirit. However Domestique Gin makes an excellent martini. Here's three cocktails using each of our PUD PUD Christmas gins.

The White Herts is our version of a White Russian cocktail – PUD PUD Cherry Gin and Kahlua are stirred over ice with a cream float. Pear Pudding is made with PUD PUD Distilled Gin, pear juice, cranberry bitters and the white of an egg to froth, sweet and fruity with subtle spice. Or why not try a Don't Interrupt with PUD PUD Cask Gin. Combine with brown crème de cacao liqueur, amaretto and Bitter Union Aromatic Bitters.

Special edition No 1

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Campfire Special Edition No 1 with Himalayan balsam


Special by name and both special and unique by nature… for nature. This is not just another pink gin. This is pink for a purpose.

Early in 2016 we sat down with Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust with the aim to create a gin using a botanical taken from the sites they manage. Now we’re not the biggest fans of foraging and HMWT are not farmers so we arrived at an unusual option, Himalayan balsam, a species neither farmed or foraged, but destroyed.

Himalayan balsam is a non native invasive plant species bought to the UK by the Victorians. Balsam is now responsible for the erosion of river banks and for crowding rare chalk streams and native plants, preventing growth and pollination. Unmanaged it will change the ecology forever.

Each year the Trust and teams of volunteers uproot and destroy the balsam before it starts to seed. This is where we step in. Himalayan balsam has a pink, orchid-like flower which we remove, air dry and infuse into our base gin. The resulting gin has a complex mix of juniper, citrus, honey, floral and savoury notes. £2.00 from the sale of every bottle goes back to HMWT.


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1594 Spirit of Box Moor Hertfordshire juniper gin – Puddingstone Distillery limited edition


In 2019 we teamed up with local charity The Box Moor Trust to create a special limited edition gin to celebrate the Trust’s 425th anniversary. Using rare juniper cultivated on the Trust’s land, the commemorative gin takes its name from the year the charity was founded. ‘1594 Spirit of Box Moor’ was launched as part of the Autumn Festival celebrations held on Blackbirds Moor, Boxmoor.

425 bottles each at 42.5% ABV were created, one for each year of the Trust’s history. The self-supporting charity manages nearly 500 acres of grazing and amenity land on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon, with a remit to maintain the area's natural environment and wildlife on behalf of the local community.

Each of the commemorative bottles featured an individually numbered tag made from paper created from used Campfire Gin botanicals. These were handmade at the nearby Frogmore Paper Mill adding to the local provenance of 1594.

Made to a classic London Dry style the small batch gin combined the Hertfordshire grown juniper with specially selected botanicals including fresh lime peel, a historical nod to the fact that Box Moor Wharf was the home of Roses Lime Cordial from 1946 till 1983. 

£2 from every bottle sold was donated to the Trust.



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