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.
Roast Lamb, is a traditional Easter lunch. Here is Valentine Warner's take on it. The lamb is marinaded in Mediterranean herbs, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano and camomile. After a long slow cook the meat will fall away from the bone.
In the next of our "Meet our Team" series, we'd like to introduce you to our Head Plate Spinner - Walter Riddell. We asked Walter a few questions about how he came up with the idea for distilling gin and how he made it a reality.
Where Bartenders Drink - the last word on the glass - is the definitive guide to where to drink.
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The Hawksmoor Three Martini Lunch challenge for instance - six of some of the most talented bartenders in London, turning out their finest pre-prandial, prandial and post prandial Hepple martini creations.
With Mother's Day approaching on 26 March, here is Valentine Warner's recommendation for how to say thank you to your Mum! A good Hepple Martini and a special lunch. Read his recipes.
Please welcome one of our newly discovered junipers – as yet immature and un-named, but very much loved.