Cuckoo Gin

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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Farm distilled using a base spirit made with the farm's own grain, spring water from the farm and 16 “ethically sourced” botanicals including: juniper, coriander, grapefruit peel, orange peel, cardamom, chamomile and cinnamon.

The folktale behind this gin’s name is based on the first call of the cuckoo being regarded as a sign that spring has arrived. Legend has it that one year the villages of Brindle set about building a wall around the cuckoo that first sung that year in the hope that the bird would bring good fortune in the form of good farming weather. Predictably, the wall was not high enough and the bird escaped. Apparently, anyone born and bred in Brindle is known as a “Brindle Cuckoo” – perhaps disparagingly by neighbouring villages that used nets and cage!

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 20/09/2017


(batch #005, Aug 17) Crystal clear.


Piney juniper with woody cardamom and cinnamon spice, zesty citrus and faint floral chamomile and honeysuckle.


Superbly clean and piney juniper led with cleansing black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon spice, zesty citrus, rounding liquorice and faint floral notes.


Piney juniper finish with lingering black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon spice.


A traditional juniper-led London dry style of gin with assertive spice and attractive floral notes.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 0634158717000
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

Raw Materials

Wheat Barley

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Produced by: Brindle Distillery

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