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New, Old Still

We at Humdinger, are extremely delighted to be the new owners of a still of 30 years that is steeped in history.  The workhorse is a copper still built by one of the distilleries’ top brass - Arnold Holstein. Arnold started the development of stills way back in 1958 where he built his first still to accommodate the vast fruit growers of the Black Forest in Germany.  The business grew steadily expanding into the surrounding areas of Austria and Switzerland.  Today, the mid-sized company is being run by the fourth generation, supplying state-of-the-art distillery technology around the world - and now Humdinger! The beauty of recently installed still is breathtaking, the quality of the craftsmanship of the coppersmiths that designed and...

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Barrel time can really push gin in new directions

Pushing Gin in new directions with barrel time. Andrew loves to push the boundaries and surprise his loyal following with interesting new takes on Gin. A tested method of luring out elegant flavours is by aging gin in barrels, and of course, there are many types of barrels that are used to draw out distinctive flavours. For instance, the recently released - limited-edition bourbon aged gin has been aged in barrels originating from a Kentucky distillery in 1792. American white oak is a common barrel used for aging spirits, but other options include French oak, maple, cedar, and hickory. Each type of wood lends its own unique flavors that are considered when deciding the intended flavor of the finished spirit. Mainly there are...

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin, just in time for Christmas

Introducing the Humdinger Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin. What a winning combination and a perfect Christmas gift for the gin connoisseur! So what is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin? In general, gin doesn’t have to sit in barrels as long as whiskey to pick up flavors from the wood. What is fascinating, is that our barrels originate from Barton 1792 Distillery – Bardstown, Kentucky, USA - a lot of history before we even start the aging process.  This Limited Release Humdinger Gin is made by aging a blend of our award-winning Dry and Citrus Gin in one of these aforementioned Bourbon barrels for 3 months. Before bottling and presenting to you.  Once opened you will be delighted with the citrus and...

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Summer Drinks featuring Humdinger Gin

Summer is the perfect time for cocktails with Gin with its subtle unique botanical light flavour. Our Humdinger Gin blends perfectly with mixers such as an East Imperial Tuzu tonic. Or for the more adventurous a Gin Cocktail Such as a Gin Martini, or a Tom Collins may be a refreshing alternative. A perfectly balanced gin cocktail is not as overpowering as a cocktail with whiskey, rums, or tequila as the core ingredient. Make this Christmas a Humdinger of a Christmas! Wanting to give the gift of Gin this Christmas? Here at Humdinger we love Christmas, and many of our customers love to share their love of our gin with their loved ones and associated gin connoisseurs. Head over to...

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