humdinger noun


hum · ding · er or \ ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər \

If you describe someone or something as a humdinger, you mean that they are very impressive, exciting, or enjoyable. 

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Made of Nature

At Humdinger, our raw products are sourced locally from nature- the seed of coriander, a juniper berry, the root of orris are all part of, the botanical produce we faithfully use in our distillery.

For these crops to continue with the abundance of botanicals that they produce, we are wholly reliant on the most excellent honey bee to continue with her highly efficient job of pollinating our food crops as well as for wild flora to keep the cycle of life flowing.

Unsung Heros

For us at Humdinger Gin, we celebrate the unsung hero - the honey bee, by having her on our label.

Fun Fact: Worker bees are all female, and are all offspring of the queen. But there are males in the hive called drones. Drones fly off to reproduce with other young queens who will start a new colony.

The humble bee is a vital part of our process in producing some of the purest natural gin in the world. Not only are our ingredients kept as pure as possible, so too is the process of making gin.

The Worker Bees

It began at a wedding in 2019 - a few loose words, a fair bit of encouragement, some wild imaginings and a decent dose of bravado. A copper still followed and Humdinger was born.

Humdinger’s resident tinkerer is Andrew Lewis, a professional engineer who obsesses over making each batch of gin smoother than the last, while his better half, Saskia, a technologist by trade and a biologist by training, jazzes things up, adding the spice and enriching the flavour!

When they’re not slinging gin, this ingenious couple who dared to dream big are their own general dogsbodies – developing recipes, breaking rules, building, labelling, marketing and making.

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