Crafted in a copper still called Maggie
Dedicated to sustainability & eco-friendly processes
All raw materials are grown on site at the farm or sourced locally
We offer customers a try of this one when they say they like more of a traditional gin – nothing sweet or heavily flavoured. This as a bit of a wild card in that category, as it has some exotic botanicals that ‘classical drinkers’ wouldn’t normally think they would like such as fennel and tonka beans. Customers are usually pleasantly surprised by the taste and we find few who dislike it, even as a straight gin.
From the Distiller
Unmistakably Cuckoo Gin in style but with warming aromatics on the nose and the palate as soon as you take your first taste. Our Lancashire Spiced Sip delivers instant spiced warmth to help with the cold nights! Clove, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, and lemongrass are followed by spicy Tellicherry black pepper (considered the finest pepper in the world) then mellowed with hints of jasmine, fig, rosehips, and the unmistakable scent of tonka beans.
Fill a gin glass with plenty of ice, a decent measure of gin and top with classic tonic water and a sprig of rosemary.
For something a little different, try using ginger ale as a mixer and a slice of orange to bring out the citrus notes.
Holmes Farm, Lancashire
Holmes Farm in Brindle has been in the Singleton Family since the 1930s, unfortunately in recent years the farm hadn’t been as efficient as in its heyday (pardon the pun!).
In 2016, after studying alcohol production and gin distillation, the family applied for farm diversification funding. They worked hard to transform an area of derelict land and an old barn into thriving barley crops and a custom-made distillery. They now use the barley grown on-site to make grain neutral spirit, a laborious process, but one that affords them more control of he finished product, as well as reducing the environmental impact.
The team at Brindle Distillery do as much as possible to protect the environment including using biomass boilers, growing as many ingredients as they can on-site, using by products for packaging or animal feed and more.
Since launching their Signature Cuckoo Gin in 2017 they have expanded the range with Cuckoo Spiced Gin and Sunshine Gin as well as running events at the in-house bar, distillery tours and gin making workshops.