Opening to Christmas shoppers on 12 December.
We continue with our frequent juniper surveys, often just for the fun of getting properly soaked. Other days we just walk. . . some photographs of recent walks at Hepple.
Win a copy of The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben, as well as a bottle of Hepple Gin and Read why Walter recommends the book as essential reading and why it resonates with everything we do at Hepple.
We are pleased to announce we're collaborating with iconic British fashion brand Mulberry.
Valentine Warner reflects on the beauty of silence and how Hepple’s moorland terrain inspired Hepple Gin.
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.
This prize draw is now closed.
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.