In 2014 we stepped out into the unknown having made a decision to establish the region's first small batch gin distillery. After 18 months of premises hunting across the beautiful Chiltern Hills, a chance meeting with a local farm owner, who shared our vision of a destination for local food and drink producers, took Puddingstone Distillery one step closer to becoming a reality.
The winding journey from inception to launch on 11 November 2016 saw us travel the length and breadth of the country and establish relationships with distillers and industry professionals from across the globe. Alongside a successful crowdfunding campaign and completion of an Institute of Brewers and Distillers exam, we’ve gone on to handle all aspects of the gin distillery’s creation. A creative ‘marketing man’ and equally creative ‘graphics girl’ who absorb experiences, refine them, mix them up and turn them into something great… in this instance, Campfire Gin.
Our collection of experiences, most of which have centred around our love of travel, adventure, outdoor pursuits and our work helping other brands communicate and grow, forms the basis for our working ethos.
Above all we’re driven to produce a gin of an exceptional and inspirational nature, created with a mindfulness of community and environment, with an aspiration to invigorate your senses, lead you on adventures near and far, discover simple pleasures and connect with kindred spirits.
This is our spirit, your spirit, the spirit of the outdoors.
Ben & Kate Marston
What's in the Box
Campfire London Dry Gin, 42%, 10cl
Under stars, by a campfire, a gin was born. Pitching camp on the boundary between classic and contemporary styles, ten botanicals including rooibos, sweet, fresh orange, hazelnut* and piney juniper are distilled with the finest UK wheat spirit. Campfire London Dry Gin has a citrus nose and juniper palette which yields to a rich fruity middle and sweet nutty end that builds, sip, after sip, after sip.
Distilled on Amelia, the larger of our two production stills, this gin conforms to the production method that enables us to call it a London Dry. A neutral spirit of over 96% ABV, a new make spirit of over 70% ABV and nothing added after distillation except water. Venturing into the exciting world of cocktails? Then this is your best companion for a dry martini. *Because this is a gin the nut allergens are not present.