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Hats off, Strangers!

How we doin’ Cuckoos!? Well what a month it has been. We have been mad busy with various different events, projects, collaborations and just general Christmas patter! Got plenty to tell you about our travels, read more…

Cuckoo FC

Hello Cuckoo’s! Am back! Hope you are all well and getting prepped for Christmas time! It’s creeping up on us now and us at the distillery are gearing up for a busy November /  December! read more…

North, South and all Around

What’s the craic Cuckoo’s!? Been on the road these last two weeks more than I have in my life, the van has put a serious shift in! I have done most the length of the read more…

Liverpool & Manchester

Yes Cuckoo’s! Sorry it’s taken so long, but we have been really quite busy here in the last couple of weeks. I had a simply lovely week off, recharged and raring to go spreading the read more…

Selfridges & Cuckoo

Hello Cuckoo’s! What a week for the distillery! More on that from Mark coming soon… I was at Selfridges over three days this weekend. They have recently stocked Cuckoo Sunshine and we were invited to read more…

For the love of gin

“Finally, a proper gin…” Our faith was restored in support of  ‘proper gins’ this weekend. Booths at Garstang, Clitheroe Food Festival and the Ribble Valley Council Chambers provided the backdrop for an excellent weekend for read more…

Two Lancashire Lads at the Hurlingham Club

Hello Cuckoo’s, I come to you this week from the noble setting of the Hurlingham Club, Fulham, in our nations capital of London. Myself and Mark are at the Telegraph Gin Experience along with 50 read more…

The Canterbury Tails: Heads & Hearts

Hello Cuckoo’s! Welcome to the first edition of the new on the road blog brought to you by Tom! These little paragraphs are to basically keep you up to date with what we get up read more…

So much for dry January!!

It was around 8pm on Saturday 27th January and it was 6-people deep at our distillery bar, The Cuckoo’s Nest. I said to the lads who were working with me behind the bar, “Well, this read more…

Three Reasons Why Dry January is Bad For You

Christmas is over. New Year has been and gone. All that’s left is a pile of sorry-looking boxes and leftover Turkey. Let’s face it, January is not the time to quit drinking. We may be read more…

COVERING THE GROUND

Five events in 3 days. What a weekend…. A 3 day event in Cheshire, a local farmers market and our first distillery event. The Cuckoo team covered the ground on this glorious sunny, ice cold read more…

‘Exceptional’ Award from Difford’s Guide

We are thrilled to announce that our wonderful Cuckoo Gin has been awarded five stars and an ‘Exceptional’ standard by Difford’s Guide. Difford’s Guide help ‘discerning drinkers discover what to drink and how to drink it’, read more…

Now available at Booths

Since launching less than a month ago, we have been overwhelmed with positivity for our family-made, locally produced, Cuckoo Gin. And now we are delighted to announce that what started as a wild idea in read more…

1st place at our first outing

On Sunday 11th June, we flew Cuckoo Gin over the Pennines to Skipton in Yorkshire, where we were kindly given the opportunity to showcase Cuckoo at The Wright Wine & Whiskey Company’s annual Skipton Gin read more…

Bottle design by local talent

After deciding on our product, we employed the services of our local independent graphic designer and branding expert, Graham Walker from Design by Gray. Graham has worked with us to develop our brand which included the naming read more…

Nurturing the ground

Making gin is a science – one we have all grown to love and nurture. Each stage of the creation process needs time, dedication and patience in order to ensure the highest quality product is produced.  read more…

Crafting Cuckoo

When bringing any product to market, it is key to do plenty of market research. When its gin, it becomes rather enjoyable! The first of our Cuckoo Gin products is an original dry gin. We wanted read more…