In 2016, Ben and Kate Marston opened the doors to Puddingstone Distillery, Hertfordshire’s first gin distillery, located in Tring.
Their Campfire Gin range has amassed over 30 international spirits awards. In 2019 Puddingstone won the World’s Best Martini Challenge using Campfire London Dry Gin and in 2021 were awarded the prestigious title of The Gin Guide’s Distillery of the Year.
The name Campfire was influenced by memorable experiences sipping gin outdoors by open fires. As for Puddingstone, this is a rare geological feature found primarily in Hertfordshire and thought to have the ability to ward off evil spirits!
The outdoors defines the distillery ethos to create gins of an exceptional nature, mindful of community and environment. This is reflected in many facets of the distillery that from day one has adopted sustainable operating practices.
Over the years Puddingstone have collaborated with local wildlife trusts, creating innovative, fundraising gins. Ultrasonic Gin, for example, is themed around bat conservation and uses ultrasound to increase extraction of botanical flavour and aroma lowering botanical input mass.
If you visit the distillery on a Friday or Saturday, or attend one of the amazing tours or cocktail masterclasses and you will find a beautiful venue where proudly displayed are Annie, Isabella and Amelia, the three working stills named after great female pioneers of the outdoors.
The original citrus, juniper forward Campfire London Dry Gin stands alongside a smooth, robust Navy Strength and complex Cask Aged gin. Barrels for Campfire Cask Aged Gin are selected for the soft vanilla notes they bring to the gin. Rounding up the quartet is Campfire Old Tom Gin. It’s based on the concept of what Puddingstone would have created as a rural distillery back in the 17th century.
Enjoy all the Campfire Gins with tonic or in more complex cocktails.See Products