Puddingstone Distillery — Campfire Gin

by Kate_and_Ben in Tring

We did it
On 27th December 2015 we successfully raised £23,026 with 231 supporters in 56 days

Puddingstone Distillery, the home of Campfire Gin. Bringing the Spirit of the Outdoors to the Chiltern Hills and beyond.

by Kate_and_Ben in Tring

New stretch target

The fact that you are reading this is huge testament to all those who have already supported our project. We’d love you to also be on board, as from this point onwards your investment could allow us to do in weeks what could otherwise take months. 

Anything pledged now provides us with the fantastic opportunity to further invest in a number of key areas.

First, we’d be able to invest in more efficent bottling and labeling equipment and additional stills to bring extra products to the market sooner. Our plans to offer a range of cocktail bitters, additional gin variations, vodka and apple spirits (using locally sourced crop) would come to fruition much sooner.

Secondly, we’d love to grow the team here, allowing us to offer a wider range of customer experiences, attend more events and get the product to a wider audience. We’re commited to not only offering great product and service but also working with and for the community. Your support would make this happen so much sooner.Thank you

Kate & Ben MarstonPuddingstone® Distillery


Rewards as Christmas giftsIf you purchase a reward as a Christmas gift for a friend or family member, we will provide you with a 'gift' voucher. The reward will then be delivered once the distillery is up and running. The date we anticipate each reward being available is indicated in each reward description.There’s no doubting the nation’s ever growing love for gin, regional produce and the desire to connect with food and drink producers. Despite the growth of many exciting regional distilleries, there is not one in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. We want to change that with Puddingstone Distillery, the home of Campfire Gin.

We’re not just bringing a new gin to market though. We’re creating a new destination in the Chilterns. A site from where we’ll produce our Campfire Gin, run tours, tastings and host a series of events that connect people through a shared love of food, drink, culture and the great outdoors. We already have folks waiting for our product and have events planned for 2016 so your generosity and support is crucial to help us get up and running. 

Immersed in gin… not literallySince early 2014 we’ve immersed ourselves in the world of gin. We’ve visited and learned from distillers and suppliers from across the globe, passed industry exams, collaborated on a very unique project and tasted a lot of gin. Our two mini stills have been worked very hard as we’ve refined and developed our unique recipe. Campfire Gin is layered with flavour. Juniper and citrus announce themselves early, leading to nuttiness and ending with a floral, sweet marmalade end.

A better way Early on in this project we decided to create a mission statement. Putting hydrometers and juniper berries aside we set about focusing on what we wanted our business to be.

’We’re driven to produce a gin of an exceptional and inspirational nature, created with a mindfulness of community and environment.’Not content with setting ourselves the huge challenge of creating a great gin that people will hopefully enjoy in all manners of serves, we wanted to ensure it was done in a way that works with the environment. The plans for our distillery include solar power and we’re also investigating a way to convert ‘waste’ heat into electricity which in turn aids the distilling process. 

Our chosen bottle uses half the glass of a typical container which means a huge reduction in the amount of energy that goes into it’s production, shipping and ultimately recycling.Like other gin producers, we’ll incorporate local botanicals into a number of our products. More importantly, we are working with a consultant in aquaponics, a sustainable alternative farming system that should allow us to locally grow botanicals that would otherwise have to be sourced from overseas. 

More than ginRemember that mission statement, well there is a second part.

’With an aspiration to invigorate your senses, lead you on adventures near and far, discover simple pleasures and connect with kindred spirits.’From our experience we know creating and selling is hugely rewarding but so is DOING stuff. That’s why Puddingstone Distillery will be more than just a place where we make gin. We’ve already mentioned the tours, tastings and make your own gin events. But there’s more. We plan to bring you events that engage with all the Chilterns and greater outdoors can offer. We want this distillery to not only produce great gin but be a genuine catalyst for many great things. We’ve already started building collaborations to bring you a number of events – an ’explorers talks’ evening, outdoor cinema, campfire cooking evenings, even a bike race!

Your helpWe’ve already invested a lot of time and money into this project. We’re commited to making it a success. There’s still a long way to go though. First off we need a bigger still, plus all the kit for blending, bottling and labeling. We need to kit out the hospitality and shop area. There’s signage, an event marquee, all the bottles and ingredients for the full scale testing and production. It’s quite a shopping list!

Every donation you make takes us a step closer to bringing something new and exciting to the Chilterns region and a great gin closer to your lips.Thank youKate & Ben MarstonPuddingstone® Distillery the home of Campfire Gin®

Spirit of the OutdoorsReward notesIf you purchase a reward as a Christmas gift for a friend or familly member, we will provide you with a voucher that can redeemed by the recipient once the distillery is up and running. The date we anticipate each reward being available is indicated in each reward description. We will update you if this changes.

Products shown in images may be subject to slight changes in colour and/or design. The gin however will be crystal clear and great tasting.

The corporate package is also available to private investors. We are happy to discuss other rewards based options.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

THE LUCKY DIP – Your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see and entry into a raffle to win one of two prizes – a very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin or two enamelled Puddingstone Distillery tumblers.

£50 or more

135 of 135 claimed

£50 Reward

FIRST BATCH GIN – A very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£75 or more

44 of 50 claimed

£75 Reward

FIRST BATCH GIN & 2 TUMBLERS – A very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, two branded enamelled tumblers plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£100 or more

24 of 40 claimed

£100 Reward

2 FIRST BATCH BOTTLES – A very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, a first batch bottle of our first seasonal, cask aged or Navy strength gin plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£150 or more

17 of 20 claimed

£150 Reward

2 BOTTLES & 4 TUMBLERS – A very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, a first batch bottle of our first seasonal, cask aged or Navy strength gin, four branded enamelled tumblers plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£250 or more

7 of 15 claimed

£250 Reward

6 MONTH GIN SUBSCRIPTION – A bottle of Campfire Gin delivered to your door every month for 6 months starting with a very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

GIN MAKING EXPERIENCE FOR 2 – Join us here at the distillery to discover more about gin and make your own to take away. There’s gin, cream tea and if needed, transport from the local station. Oh, and you’ll also get to see your name engraved on the copper plate in the distillery.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

12 MONTH GIN SUBSCRIPTION – A bottle of Campfire Gin delivered to your door every month for 12 months starting with a very special numbered and signed first batch bottle of Campfire Gin, plus your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.

£750 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£750 Reward

CORPORATE OR GROUP EXPERIENCE – 10 x bottles of Campfire Gin and visit for 10 people to the distillery for tour and tasting session plus your (company) name engraved onto our supporters copper plate.

£2,000 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£2,000 Reward

A BESPOKE GIN – Join us at the distillery to co-develop your own one off gin. Once we’ve created your own unique recipe we’ll then produce 6 cases (24 bottles), custom labelled and boxed. The recipe will remain on our records should you wish to re-order. Plus, of course, your name engraved onto a copper plate, mounted in the distillery for all to see.


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