Consisting of 16 botanicals (including the "Cuckoo Juniper Mix”) Cuckoo Gin is most definitely complex. However it’s smooth enough to drink as a sipping gin. A sweet, juniper start leads into a trio of citrus from the lemon, grapefruit and orange, followed by cinnamon and liquorice. Nice and dry on the finish with a small peppery kick.
Bottled in one of the best bottles we have seen - it really is a work of art, inside and out!
Best served with a slice of orange and a sliver of fresh ginger in a Copa glass with plenty of ice and a premium tonic water.
The legend and inspiration behind the name
Traditionally, the first call of the cuckoo is regarded as a sign that spring has arrived. One year, on hearing the call, the villagers of Brindle went to find the bird in a local field and build a wall around it, believing that if they could keep the cuckoo in the village, they might be blessed with good farming weather all year round. Sadly the wall wasn’t built high enough and, to their disappointment, the cuckoo escaped. To this day, anyone born and bred in Brindle is known as a ‘Brindle Cuckoo'
About the distillery
Brindle Distillery is based at Holmes Farm in Lancashire, and they are eco-friendly at heart. They use locally sourced and grown ingredients and fresh farm spring water, the still (Maggie) is heated with renewable energy biomass heaters which uses waste materials, and by-products of the distilling process are fed to the farm's pedigree cattle and and free range chickens. Anything remaining is competed and spread on the fields to enrich growing for next year’s harvest.