REVIEW: Cuckoo Gin

I'm pleased to be able to add this post because I had originally intended to feature Cuckoo Gin as one of my Gin-spiration series but I've been fortunate enough to bring you a full review

Cuckoo Gin is made with ingredients that are locally sourced and grown on the Holmes Farm in the village of Brindle, Lancashire, which is close to Chorley.

Fresh spring water from the aquifer in the field next to the distillery is used in both the distillation process as well as being used to used to cool their still, christened "Maggie"

The company are proud to state that all the raw materials used in the production process come directly from the farm or are locally sourced. The botanicals used are from wider afield but nonetheless are sourced both ethically and sustainably.

Byproducts of the distilling process are fed to the pedigree cattle on the farm, and free-range chickens and straw from the barley is used for their bedding.

So what about the gin itself? Well, there are 16 botanicals used including juniper, (Bulgarian) coriander, grapefruit peel, orange peel, cardamom, cinnamon and Roman chamomile

To taste, the gin is a mixture of both juniper and citrus, neither over-powering the other. The cinnamon is also noticeable, and I found the gin to be very tasty indeed. It has a dry finish & was perfect as a C&T with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic and a sliced of fresh orange

I was really pleased to be able to try this gin, and can definitely recommend it - and I'll certasinly be looking out for it as my Gin Journey continues!

The gin is available to buy online priced at £39 for a 70cl bottle, or from various online stockists. The bottle has a stunning design & won't look out of place on any gin shelf!

* My thanks to Mark from Brindle Distillery for very kindly providing me with a sample of Cuckoo gin to review for you, it is very much appreciated