I distilled the essence of a book! Hedgerow Handbook Gin is now available and could be THE best Christmas pressie for someone who loves gin, the Brecon Beacons, and our gorgeous landscapes!This is the most limited of limited editions since many of the ingredients are available only seasonally, and were foraged by my own (not very fair any more!) hands. So, it's not cheap at 40 a bottle, but it is very, very good, fruity and floral with a tang of smokiness . Because of the limited seasonal availability, I wont be able to make more until next Summer...You could also include a copy of The Hedgerow Handbook to go with it at a discount - book + bottle together is fifty poinds. DM me if you're interested - I have 40 bottles left. Also, each bottle comes with a voucher for a fiver towards a foraging experience, not only with me, but with any of my participating colleagues in the UK!
The reason? I'd been thinking about doing this for ages. As a forager, anything I can do to encourage people to spend more time outdoors...and come on, who doesn't like a really GOOD gin? Then when I ended up unable to drive after a random compost-related incident, I found I had the time to look into it properly. As well as all the ingredients of a very good gin, the wild stuff in your bottle includes rose petals and rose hips, hogweed seed (which gives a cardamom/citrus pop) and pineapple weed, which adds the smokiness! Contact me directly if you'd like to buy some ...firstname.lastname@example.org