The Charm & the Harm

Faye is the one with the green fingers and patience. Dan’s idea of gardening is to fire up the chainsaw and get a bonfire going. The CHARM and the HARM, as a friend described them. 

The land around the house used to be part of the nursery for a nearby stately home. And with Faye’s care and distracting Dan’s destructive tendencies, a rather eclectic mix of plants survived and thrive to offer various tasty ingredients. 

Faye & Dan have always been keen experimentalists. So perhaps it was no surprise when, after years of growing and using the produce from their ancient garden, they dared each other to make gin.

Picking different leaves, fruits, flowers & herbs, testing different combinations with various base liquids. The result was a load of different concoctions, all mixed in jam jars.

It took over two years of crafting, experimenting, tasting and refining before they were happy with their work.

Along the way, they discovered plenty of recipes that were just okay but they weren’t satisfied until they got to one they adored.

We’re all about creating delicious, refreshing and distinctive gin.

Gin that is splendid in a gin & tonic…….

but that also inspires people to make marvellous cocktails, whether you’re venturing into gin cocktails for the first time, or an experienced bartender, looking for a new taste.