Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin
Wicked Wolf is a premium craft gin made from botanicals distilled on Exmoor. It uses the combination of 11 exotic botanicals producing complex layers of citrus and pepper notes finely balanced with the distinct flavours of juniper and coriander.
Hibiscus and kaffir lime leaves have been blended with these traditional aromatics creating a familiar traditional flavour with a contemporary character. Distilled in a copper alembic still, Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin is blended, filtered, bottled and labelled by hand in exclusive 100-litre batches.
Husband and wife team, Pat Patel and Julie Heap, who are passionate about gin, are the faces behind the venture and suggest the gin is served with ice and lime over a sprig of thyme as this enhances all the flavours.
Pinkster’s premium gin is made using fresh raspberries at its headquarters near Cambridge. This gin came about when founder Stephen Marsh realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him.
A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths. After working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberries delivered the best flavour.
G&J Distillers, one of the world’s oldest gin distilleries, were recruited and they produce the core spirit with five botanicals to the original recipe. Stephen and his team then macerate with a further three botanicals, including fresh raspberries grown locally to them just outside Cambridge. Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with a delicate flavour appealing both to experienced gin drinkers and recent converts.