Cuckoo Gin

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 to give it a refreshingly smooth unique taste.

Cuckoo Gin is made with ingredients that are locally sourced and grown on our farm. In the distilling process we use fresh spring water from the artesian aquifer in the field next to our distillery. 

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.

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.