Holmes Farm is owned by the Singleton family & home to Cuckoo Gin. Nestled in the beautiful & rural town of Brindle in Lancashire & inspired by local legend.
A farm with a big heart where nothing is wasted. Using eco-friendly, locally sourced and home grown ingredients along with fresh spring water from the artesian aquifer in the field next to thier distillery. Byproducts of the distilling process are fed to their own pedigree cattle, free-range chickens and straw from the barley is used for their bedding. Natural waste material is composted and used on the farm to enhance soil for the years to come. A truly inspiring set up and one that should be respected.
The legend says that on hearing the first call of the cuckoo means spring would start causing growth and fertility of the land. Locals came up with a plan to keep the cuckoo in the village all year round so as to keep good farming weather. They built a wall to keep the cuckoo in but unfortunately failed and the cuckoo escaped. Today anyone born ‘n’ bred in Brindle is known as a Brindle Cuckoo.
Fill a glass with ice, add a slice of orange peel, pour over a double shot of cuckoo gin. Add one bottle of Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic and stir.
"Fresh delicous orange then grapefruit & citrus, lemon with a follow on of dryness brought on by the cinnamon spice and deep roots of liquorice."
'Maggie' The Hand Made Copper Still
Maggie is named after the Singleton families Great Auntie Margaret,a Lancashire lass who enjoyed a glass of good quality gin. A beautiful sophisticated hand-built copper still, distilling the very finest in small batch handcrafted spirits.
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