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Cuckoo Solace Gin has been voted Craft Gin Club’s Gin of the Year

Cuckoo Solace Gin rose above 11 other highly rated gins from around the UK and the world, to take the title of Craft Gin Club’s ‘Gin of the Year 2021’.

Proudly distilled by Lancashire’s Brindle Distillery, the juniper-rich, mellow and soothing gin scored better feedback than any other craft gin sampled by members of the Craft Gin Club last year. Solace faced tough competition for the top title, as members were spoilt to an exclusive special edition bottle of the best craft gins from across the globe, effectively making it the best gin in the world for 2021.

Mark Long, Director and Master Distiller said: “Solace Gin is designed to take you away to the Mediterranean whilst keeping true to the principles of what a refreshing G&T should be, and that’s juniper heavy! The recipe is a savoury combination of rosemary and lemon thyme from our farm, teamed with Nocellara and Cuquillo olives and lemon, with big hits of fresh grapefruit.”

Cuckoo Gin was selected to feature in Craft Gin Club’s box for the month of May, however, choosing the best gin for the job, from the award-winning range, came down to more than just flavour. As well as giving the 100,000+ subscribers, real people who know their gins, a taste for what ‘Lancashire’s Finest’ gin brand had to offer, Solace had the potential to spread an extremely important message and ultimately, save lives. Mark explained: “We wanted to showcase Solace Gin to the Craft Gin Club community, to tell our brand story while raising awareness of the importance of cervical screenings.”

In 2019, Mark’s wife, Liz – daughter to distillery owners, Gerard and Cath – was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer. To show their appreciation for the support Liz received throughout her cancer journey, and to raise awareness and money for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, Cuckoo Solace Gin was created. A percentage of proceeds from every bottle of Solace is donated to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. To show their support, Craft Gin Club made a donation of £10k, taking the total amount raised for the charity so far to almost £50k.

Mark continued: “Hopefully we can encourage more people to keep on top of screenings, just like Liz did. The money our customers and community have helped us raise goes towards supporting women and their families, who find themselves in similar circumstances to what we faced.”

Since the launch of their first Cuckoo Signature Gin in 2017, the Cuckoo range has expanded and gone from strength to strength, winning highly coveted national and international awards for every gin they have produced at their distillery on Holmes Farm in Brindle.



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