Cuckoo Gin

Our refreshingly smooth awarding winning gins are distilled using fresh spring water from the artesian aquifer in the field next to our distillery and natural ingredients that are locally sourced and grown on our farm. 

Signature


Our handcrafted, signature gin is infused with sustainably and ethically sourced botanicals including juniper, coriander, grapefruit peel, orange peel, oats, almonds, cardamom, chamomile and cinnamon which give our original gin it’s unique taste.

Cuckoo is a complex gin with a smooth mouth feel to aid those who like to sip. After a slightly sweet, piney juniper start, the flavour develops into citrus from orange, grapefruit and lemon with a lingering taste of cinnamon spice and liquorice. Dry on the finish with a peppery kick from coriander seeds.

Kick off your wellies, sit back and enjoy.

 


Spiced Gin


Unmistakably Cuckoo Gin in style but with warming aromatics on the nose and palate, our Lancashire Spiced Sip delivers instant spiced warmth to help with the cold nights!

Clove, ginger, cinnamon, fennel and lemongrass are followed by spicy Tellicherry black pepper (considered the finest pepper in the world) then mellowed with hints of jasmine, fig, rosehips and the unmistakable scent of tonka beans.

Stoke the fire, put your feet up, get cosy and enjoy.

 

Sunshine Gin


“Hello, Sunshine”, that unmistakably endearing Lancashire term used to greet a loved one helped inspire our third Cuckoo Gin expression. Working alongside the Bee Centre in Samlesbury, Lancashire, Cuckoo Sunshine Gin is made with natural honey produced on our farm by Lancashire Honeybees.  Honey as a substitute to sugar helps create a smooth and sweet gin and a burst of fruit from raspberries that have been infused provide an instant taste of sunshine!

This is a traditionally distilled gin, which is strong on juniper and lemon, almonds and vanilla give a creamy, nutty and sweet taste, whilst angelica, orris, cinnamon and orange keep it nice and traditional.

Kick off your flip flops, chill out and enjoy

The Legend of the Brindle Cuckoo

“Born ’n’ bred in Brindle? A Brindle Cuckoo tha’ be!”

The legend of the Brindle Cuckoo begins in the middle ages, a time when it was a commonly held belief that on hearing the first call of the cuckoo, spring would start at a pace and the growth and fertility of the land would reward the local community with the food they relied upon. On this important occasion each year, farm workers were even given the day off to celebrate before the hard work began.

According to local folklore, one spring morning, on hearing the distinctive cuckoo call in the local fields, the villagers of Brindle hatched a plan to keep the cuckoo in the village. Believing it would bring them good farming weather not just for the spring but all year round, the locals set about building a wall around the field where the cuckoo was located.

It is said that if the wall had been built just two stones higher that the villagers would have succeeded but instead the cuckoo escaped and their plan was foiled. Inspired by this wonderful tale of old, to this day, anyone born ‘n’ bred in Brindle is known as a Brindle Cuckoo, so we felt it only right that we follow in this tradition in naming our spirits, lovingly born and bred at Brindle Distillery.