Hammonds of Knutsford introduces new small batch gin
Hammonds of Knutsford has launched a new small batch gin named after the distillers’ three dogs.
3 Pugs Gin, named after Pepsi, Tutu and Mojo, is available in Signature and Blackcurrant flavours. It is distilled using eight botanicals macerated for 24 hours prior to distillation: juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, cardamon, elderflower, basil and orange.
The gin is produced by Warrington-based husband and wife gin fans, Christine and Stephen Ditchfield, in their garden distillery using a copper pot alembic still. The pair were inspired by a local gin tasting session to have a go at making their own and they sold their first bottles at Spinningfields Makers Market in Manchester just under a year ago.
The couple’s three Pug dogs are illustrated on the label and each one of the ‘drunken’ slanted bottles is distilled, bottled, wax sealed and labeled by hand.
Jonathan Hammond, chief executive of Hammonds of Knutsford, said: “3 Pugs Gin combines the Ditchfield’s twin passions for their dogs and gin, creating a stand-out premium-tasting gin with a charming on-shelf appeal.”
Both variants are available in 50cl bottles and 4cl miniatures, known as ‘Puglets’.