For those who have not come across The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben, Walter recommends why it is essential reading and why it resonates with everything we do at Hepple.
Once a year we invite drinks and bar industry folk and friends to come and visit us at Hepple. In early October we were joined by a dozen hardy folk from the North East. After a tour of the distillery, we climbed the through the bracken to our moorside bar and then onto our hilltop dining hut.
This autumn sees Hepple Gin arrive at four new prestigious London bars - Acquashard, The National Theatre, The Bridge Theatre and The Royal Academy of Arts. Whether you are looking for a cocktail with the best views in London or a pre-theatre gin & tonic, do make sure you ask for Hepple gin when you’re visiting.
Win a bottle of Asterley Bros Artemis British Vermouth and a bottle of Hepple Gin.
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We collect the green juniper berries from the Hepple estate before their oils dull ahead of the frosts. By now they have turned a greener colour, similar to a garden pea and taste like a north wind from the moors; tangy, peppery, sharp and clean - entirely in its own category of cold.
Meet the newest member of our team, Sophie Jobling. Sophie joined Hepple earlier this year to look after all our customers and events in the North of England. She's born and bred in the North East and here she tells us a bit more about herself.
Tomatoes are at their best in early autumn and here is a delectable mouthful that I'd almost describe as more of a sweety! Wonderful enjoyed with a Hepple Tom Collins or a G and T made with FeverTree Elderflower Tonic and pink grapefruit.
We are delighted to have received a Double Gold, 5 Star review from The Gin is In, created by Aaron Knoll, a gin historian and critic.
The review absolutely gets to the essence of what we are trying to achieve with Hepple:
Our recent Douglas harvest: If you start by looking amateur, things will probably degenerate fast. Watch our timelapse video.
This summer sees the opening of a world-class visitors centre beside Hadrian's Wall near Corbridge. A partnership, between our friends at Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales.
Blackcurrants. Whoever is up there, thank you for blackcurrants.
Valentine Warner writes about Grayson' Perry's: The Most Popular Art Exhibiton Ever! at the Serpentine Galleries until 10th September.
Meet Flynn Warren, Hepple's Man in the South. Flynn not only spends time on the road visiting bars, restaurants and retailers in London and the South, but is also media content creator, web developer, bar builder and bar man.
The Hepple juniper is the inspiration to everything we do here and we are dedicated to ensuring its survival. An ongoing part of this work is to map the location of the older bushes alongside the new seedlings.
A cracking accompaniment to a Hepple and tonic this makes for a very fun summer brunch, music in the background and doors open onto a sunny garden.
Over the last few months we have introduced you to the Hepple team - this month we’ve been chatting to Valentine Warner and discovering how he enjoys the bright lights of London just as much as the space and peace of the Northumbrian Moors at Hepple.
e are thrilled to have won the highest honour at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 with the prestigious Double Gold Award.
Jamie Berger, co-founder of London restaurant, Pitt Cue, visited us at Hepple and helped plant out dozens of juniper seedlings. He kindly agreed to share some notes on his time in Northumberland and his thoughts on tonic!
We shook the departure-lounge doldrums from a band of globe-trotting spirits aristocrats, who were visiting Tales of the Cocktail, by roping them into our juniper-planting at Hepple. Read about our visit from Alex Kretena, bartender at large; Jamie Berger of Pitt Cue, London; Jim Meehan of PTD, New York; and Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of Dead Rabbit, New York.