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'