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Cuckoo Gin

Type:Distillery

Brindle Distillery, Holmes Farm, Sandy Lane, Brindle, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8LZ

Tel: 01772 323 313

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Cuckoo Gin

Brindle Distillery at Holmes Farm
The independent distillery is situated on Holmes Farm, nestled in the beautiful undulating landscape of rural Lancashire in the north west of England, in the charming, historical village of Brindle. Housed in a renovated barn and traditional red brick farm buildings, the distillery is home to Maggie, the latest addition to the family. The delightful yet sophisticated hand-built copper column still works alongside her kinsfolk, distilling the very finest in small batch handcrafted spirits. 'Born ’n’ bred in Brindle? A Brindle Cuckoo tha’ be!' the amazing community inspired the name Cuckoo, which is the name given to all the spirits made at the distillery. An old farmers tale, the first call of the Cuckoo meant spring had arrived and it was time for the farmers to harvest and make money. In all their wisdom, they tried to keep the bird in the village hoping the good weather would stay all year long. Unfortunately, the wall they built was not big enough and the Cuckoo flew away leading to the wives calling the farmers ‘cuckoo’ for such a silly idea!  It was only fitting that anything born ‘n’ bred at Brindle Distillery was given the name Cuckoo.

The Range
The Cuckoo Gin range has expended rapidly in the nearly four years they have been in production. Having built a stellar reputation for creating and distilling premium gins, Cuckoo headed into two more spirit categories in 2019 and 2020 by introducing a rum and vodka into the portfolio. All the spirits are made using the natural spring water found on the farm which makes for a clean, natural, and smooth drinking experience.

Cuckoo Signature Gin – the first instalment and flagship first offering from Brindle Distillery. A London Dry Gin packed with botanicals such as orange, grapefruit, lemon and wildflowers grown in the fields surrounding the farm. Lots of juniper to give it a traditional and classic gin taste. Multi-award winning and favourite among loyal Cuckoo fans.

Cuckoo Spiced Gin – punchy, warm, and gritty. Everything you want from a Lancashire drop. Distilled with black pepper, ginger, orange, clove, lemongrass and tonka beans. This winter sip has become a cult classic to many customers. ‘Fred Dibnah in a glass’ is how it was fondly described by one fan.

Cuckoo Sunshine Gin – Sunshine? In Lancashire?  Well, there is plenty of it now! The flavoured gin market has boomed in the last four - five years with all sorts of whacky flavours on offer. Cuckoo wanted to keep things natural.  Using honey from their own beehives, provided by Lancashire’s Bee Centre, Sunshine was born out of a lovely cocktail of botanicals including raspberries, vanilla, elderflower, lemon and honey.  A sweeter option but in keeping with traditional methods. Winner of Best Flavoured Gin 2018 worldwide via the Gin Guide.

Cuckoo Solace Gin – the latest addition. This gin was never meant to become the fourth offering but, life has its twists, turns, and surprises. In early 2019, our Master Distiller Mark Long and his wife Liz, were given the terrible and heart-breaking news that Liz had cervical cancer.  After some life changing surgeries, Liz was given the all-clear much to the relief of Mark and the family.  After this tragedy, Cuckoo wanted to make something positive out of a very negative situation.  Solace was born!  A savoury, Mediterranean inspired London Dry Gin infused with rosemary, thyme, basil, lemon, grapefruit and two types of olives. A percentage of the sales gained from Solace goes toward Jo’s Trust Cervical Cancer Charity.  As of 2021, over £30,000 has been raised for Jo’s Trust.

Sustainability starts at Holmes Farm
Sustainability starts at Holmes Farm and they believe their dear friend, Mother Nature, would be as proud of their eco-friendly principles as they are. All the raw materials that go into making the spirits are locally sourced and grown on the farm. They grow their own crops in their fields and their natural artesian aquifer delivers fresh spring water to the distillery. To give the spirits their distinctive taste, Cuckoo Gin use sustainably and ethically sourced botanicals from here in the UK and across the country.

Making the most of the natural resources on the farm is a good start but other commitments have been made, such as heating Maggie with renewable energy biomass boilers and putting all waste materials to good use. By-products of the distilling process are fed to our pedigree cattle and free-range chickens and straw from the barley is used for their bedding.  Also using straw in their packaging to keep the bottles safe in transit. Any natural waste material is composted and spread on the fields to enrich the soil for growing next year’s grain.

Tourism
Brindle Distillery is not just a place for production and distribution. It has become a popular destination for the local community and for people visiting Lancashire.  

Tours – two action packed hours of education on spirit making and some proper Lancashire laughs. You will be shown around the distillery, production area and see what happens daily inside a working Gin Distillery. Four gins included and a food break halfway through.

Workshops – similar to the tour with the show around and gin and food offerings only this time you become the distiller for the day. You will make your very own 70cl bottle of gin and take the lead all the way from recipe development to distillation.

The Nest – The Cuckoo's Nest is the name we give to the bar. There has been a bar in the distillery since 2017. After a brief hiatus in the summer of 2018, we reopened in 2019 and we have never looked back. An amazing selection of drinks are available (not just gin), local food outlets, great music, and a vibrant family-friendly atmosphere.

 

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Producers & Makers Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Producers & Makers Award 2017

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Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Gift vouchers

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Out of town

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available

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