Hawkridge Victorian Botanical Blend Gin 42% 70cl
Hawkridge Victorian Botanical Blend Gin 42% 70cl


Hawkridge Victorian Botanical Blend Gin 42% 70cl

Save item
  • Details

    Founded in 2018 by three good friends - Robin Horrez, James Gurney and Phil Howarth (who would act as Master Distiller) - Hawkridge Distillery is situated in the small village of Compton in the middle of the North Wessex Downs, not quite equidistant between the triangle of Swindon, Oxford and Reading.

    With a focus on Victorian recipes and featuring an incredibly distinctive bottle, the team produces a selection of gins, vodka and more recently a rum.

    This particular gin is named a 'Victorian Botanical Tea Blend' but this is somewhat of a misnomer - and I understand they are looking at changing the name anyway - as there isn't actually any tea involved. It's based on the process of making a 'tea' by infusing botanicals in a liquid - in this case, a neutral base spirit. Those botanicals include wild blackcurrant leaves, lemon verbena, rosemary, rose petals and a small amount of honey from hives owned by the business.

    The end result is a soft and slightly sweet gin which retains a gentle spiciness towards the finish thanks to juniper and coriander. It's eminently drinkable neat and will also work excellently with a slightly off-dry Vermouth, edging a Dry Martini towards that of a Vesper.

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.