Created back in the summer of 2013, Two Birds Spirits was created by engineer and gin enthusiast Mark Gamble. One day whilst working in his workshop, Mark discovered that his two loves combined: His love of Gin and his love of engineering. This combination lead to the building of their first copper still named "Gerard".
Two months after launching their London Dry Gin, Two Birds was was awarded the Top Gold Award at the Craft Distllers Alliance. Since winning the award, they have never looked back with their spirits winning numerous medals both nationally and internationally.
2014 was a special year for the distillery with the Two Birds Spirits moving from their small home-based workshop to a new 5,000sqft built distillery. Despite the change of surroundings, the only thing that hasn't changed is their production methods with their spirits continuing to be distilled using "Gerard".
Two Birds Gin is now available to buy at The Blue Bell.
London Dry Gin 40%: With notes of coriander, citrus and orris roots as well as having a very distinctive and unique flavour, this London Dry Gin is the drink for you espically the lovely Juniper Flavour.
Malfy Gin is known as the unique combination of a family made Italian product with a US based company named Biggar & Leith. Malfy Gin is made by Torino Distillati on the outskirts of Turin.
Their distillery was first established in 1906 by Fratelli Ferrero di Riccardo, a Piedmontese family known for operating in the wine and vermouth business. Many years later, the distillery was taken over by a Canadian company named Seagram in the 1960s.
Through his help with his wife Piera and his daughter Rita, Carlo Vergano along with the assistance of two key workers Denis Muni ( chemist and distiller) and Beppe Ronco ( engineer and distller), Carlo is still running the business. This has created a little group centered around family.
Malfy Gin is now avaiable to buy at The Blue Bell.
Malfy Gin 41%: This gin delievers an explosion of fragrant lemon flavours which matches this bright and bold bottle. Traditional gin elements are alll there but the lemon peels from Sicily remind you of a taste reminiscent of Limoncello. Overall, this gin is a modern gin distilled with a modern way.
Isle of Harris
The Isle of Harris Gin story first began with the helping hand of ethnobotanist Sussane Masters who joined Harris to research the potential of the island botanicals. Her work inspected all manner of plants, how they might affect our spirt and how they could play a role in the first gin.
After looking at everything from seaweed to moss, she decided to turn her attention to the sea and discovered, very deep below the waves, a special species of seaweed named "Sugar Kelp".
Then Harris turned to local sailer and diver Lewis Mackenzie to catch the seaweed and using his expert knowledge, he managed to catch them. To make the gin the best it can be, Harris colloborated with the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at the Edinburgh Heriot Watt University to produce the recipes.
After that, a special wee copper gin called "The Dottach" was created. Once the recipes worked, Harris wanted to place a new gin in a bottle that not just spoke of its contents but captured the island spirit resulting in the gins bottle that is sold today.
Harris Gin is now available to buy at The Blue Bell
Harris Gin: The first thing youll notice is the well - defined aroma of juniper berries and the weight softness to the spirit, this gin is gentle but refreshing, displaying an effortless balance. Once finished, a long, clean finish of the juniper and citrus leave to show a sweet candy and vanilla taste with hints of black pepper. This taste is told as a gentle reminder of the sea.