Located in the Chiltern Hills close to Tring, founders Kate and Ben Marston set out in 2014, to create a range of exceptional Campfire gins that embody their desire to enjoy the outdoors. Ben and Kate care greatly about both the environment and their local community, investing in local causes such as The Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, and making their product as sustainable as possible. Their bottles are made from 40% recycled glass equating to a much reduced carbon footprint during production, transit and recycling. The Campfire bottle labels are made using 30% recycled fibre from a FSC certified supplier and the bottle stopper is made with recycled cork with wood also from a FSC certified supplier.
Take two kindred spirits, a myriad of sensory experiences absorbed from travels to countries near and far, throw in a realisation that good gin can be enjoyed equally as well outside under the stars as it can at the bar, and you have the creation of Campfire Gin.
In 2014 we stepped out into the unknown having made a decision to establish the region’s first small batch gin distillery. After 18 months of premises hunting across the beautiful Chiltern Hills, a chance meeting with a local farm owner, who shared our vision of a destination for local food and drink producers, took Puddingstone Distillery one step closer to becoming a reality.
The winding journey from inception to launch on 11 November 2016 saw us travel the length and breadth of the country and establish relationships with distillers and industry professionals from across the globe. Alongside a successful crowdfunding campaign and completion of an Institute of Brewers and Distillers exam, we’ve gone on to handle all aspects of the gin distillery’s creation. A creative ‘marketing man’ and equally creative ‘graphics girl’ who absorb experiences, refine them, mix them up and turn them into something great… in this instance, Campfire Gin.
Our collection of experiences, most of which have centred around our love of travel, adventure, outdoor pursuits and our work helping other brands communicate and grow, forms the basis for our working ethos.
Above all we’re driven to produce a gin of an exceptional and inspirational nature, created with a mindfulness of community and environment, with an aspiration to invigorate your senses, lead you on adventures near and far, discover simple pleasures and connect with kindred spirits.
This is our spirit, your spirit, the spirit of the outdoors.
Ben & Kate Marston