We stock more than 35 different gins and we’re very lucky to have our two favourite artisan gin makers pretty much on our doorstep.
First up is Devon’s very own Wicked Wolf Gin. It’s a premium craft gin distilled and blended not far from us in north Devon by husband and wife team, Pat Patel and Julie Heap.
It uses 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 are blended with these traditional aromatics too.
This one is so popular in the area we’ve even hosted special Wicked Wolf Gin Tasting Nights and they have been a howling success!
Our other favourite local gin is Northmoor, which is made in Somerset, near the border of Devon, at the small, family-run Exmoor Distillery in Dulverton, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
Named after the historic estate of Northmoor, this gin is light on the lips, full-bodied, with 44% ABV, has a punchy three-dimensional taste, leaving a deliciously smooth flavour at the back of the mouth.
It’s made from a recipe including the traditional juniper berry with personally chosen botanicals of angelica root, citrus and spice. It can be sipped neat over ice, mixed with a quality tonic to produce a classic G&T, with wonderful citrus notes that linger on the palate, or used as the premium ingredient for many cocktails.
Northmoor is run by husband and wife, John and Nicola Smith, who very aptly first met in a cocktail bar more than 20 years ago!