Privacy Policy

Hawkridge Distillers Ltd, producers of ‘The Blowing Stone’ range of gin products.

This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By using, or registering on our Site you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Definitions and Interpretation

The following words and expressions have the following meanings unless inconsistent with the context:

“Compliance Officer”

Philip Howarth who can be contacted by post at Danetree, Coombe Road, Compton, Newbury RG20 6RQ or by email at;


a small amount of data sent from the server, which is then stored on your computer’s hard disc drive;​

General Data Protection Regulation 2018 as amended from time to time;

“data processors”, “personal data”, “process” or “processing”, “sensitive personal data”
as defined in the GDPR;


“we”, “us” or “our”

Hawkridge Distillers Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 11333421 whose registered office is at Danetree, Coombe Road, Compton, Newbury RG20 6RQ  and our trading address is Danetree, Coombe Road, Compton, Newbury RG20 6RQ and who may be contacted on; and “you”, “your” an individual, company, or firm accessing our Site.

References to any statute or statutory provision include, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to the statute or statutory provision as modified or re-enacted and in force from time to time, and any subordinate legislation made from time to time under the relevant statute or statutory provision.​

References to “persons” include natural persons, firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, associations and organisations, (in each case whether or not having separate legal personality).​

Use of any gender includes the other genders.

Words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.

Any reference to “writing” or any cognate expression includes communications by post and email but not facsimile or text messages.

The headings to Conditions do not affect the interpretation of these Conditions.​

Any phrase introduced by the term “include”, “including”, “in particular” or any similar expression will be construed as illustrative and will not limit the sense of the words preceding that term.


This Privacy Policy is a statement as to how we shall process your personal data. We take the security and privacy of you and your personal data very seriously and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as emails, are not secure unless they are encrypted. We do not accept any responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal data beyond our control.

Our primary reason for collecting your personal data is to address enquiries which you may make on our Site from time to time and provide you with the most efficient service possible. We do anticipate collecting or processing sensitive personal data about you.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time so please check it periodically.

Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information.

Our Policy for Processing your Personal Data

What personal data do we process and where do we get it from?

  • When you contact us via our Site, by email or by telephone we will collect personal data from you.
  • Personal information may also be obtained automatically by your internet browser.
  • When you contact us in relation to a job advertised on our Site, we will collect personal data from you.
  • When you contact us via social media we may collect personal data from you.
  • The types of personal data which we may collect from you could include, for example, your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and other information collected through our Site.
  • We may also collect technical and non-personally identifiable information about your visit to our Site through the use of cookies. This information may include, for example the pages which you browse and the “IP” (Internet Protocol) address used to connect your computer to the internet. This information helps us to better manage and develop our Site.  Please refer to Condition 4.4 of this Privacy Policy for further information on our use of cookies.


What do we do with your Personal Data?

We will process your personal data so that:

  • we can consider any job application that you may make;
  • we can fulfil our obligations to you under any contract subject to the terms and conditions of our Site;
  • we can include you in our database of contacts;
  • we can deal with the general queries you raise from time to time  on our Site, by post or by email.

Other purposes for which we may process your personal data are:

  • the general administration of your records by us;
  • the general maintenance of our database and records by us;
  • for security purposes to protect your personal data held and/or processed by us;
  • for our general marketing purposes unless you have notified us to the contrary;
  • for the purpose of carrying out credit checks where appropriate in relation to the provision of services to you.


Our data processing may take place in other jurisdictions from time to time but continues to be subject to the governing law specified in Condition 10 of this Privacy Policy, except where national law cannot be excluded.

We use cookies to collect information and identify individual users on our website in order to provide a better experience for you. Further information about the cookies we use can be found in our separate Cookie Policy.

You acknowledge that by providing personal data to us, you consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Who else gets to see your Personal Data?

Our data processors.

Other companies which are part of the group of companies which we may be part of from time to time.

Third party agents who may manage and/or process any payments received from you in relation to orders placed on our Site, or any other business partner, supplier or subcontractor for the performance of any contract we may enter into with you.

Such couriers or fulfilment service providers used by us from time to time for the purposes of delivering goods to you, where applicable.

Advertising and marketing companies used by us from time to time.

Other third parties such as analytical or search engine providers in order to
better optimize or improve our Site.

Unless you have otherwise notified us to the contrary, other carefully selected companies who provide goods or services which we think may be of interest to you.

Your Rights

You have the right to object to your personal data being used for ‘direct marketing’ and/or ‘host mailing’ purposes (see Condition 4.2.4 and Condition 5.7 above). You can change your options in relation to the information you wish to receive at any time by contacting our Compliance Officer in writing by post or email.

You can set your internet browser to refuse cookies or you can ask your internet browser to alert you when a cookie is being set up (see Condition 4.4 and our Cookie Policy).

You have the right under the DPA to request from us information as to what personal data we are processing about you. Such requests should be made in writing by post to the Compliance Officer and should be accompanied by a £10.00 fee. We will provide you with the relevant information within 40 days of receipt of the request and the fee in cleared funds.

You have the right to request corrections be made to the personal data held by us about you by contacting our Compliance Officer in writing by post or email.​

You have other rights under the DPA in relation to our processing of your personal data.

Maintenance of your personal data

We are committed to the security of your personal data. All of our employees and sub-contractors with access to your personal data and/or who are associated with the processing of that data are contractually obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.

We have implemented technology measures and security policies to protect the personal data that we have in our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.

General application of our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy only applies to the collection and use of your personal data provided to us and not to personal data you may provide directly to third parties. Any third parties will have their own policies in respect of processing personal data you provide to them and/or your personal data that we may disclose to them in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Contact information

If you have any queries about our processing or use of your personal data you should write, in the first instance to our Compliance Officer.

If you want to learn more about your rights regarding your personal data, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s office information line on: (0044) 01625 545745 or visit their website at

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This legal notice and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.​

The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this legal notice or its subject matter.

Cookie Policy

Hawkridge Distillers Ltd, producers of The Blowing Stone range of products​

Our Site ( uses cookies and other analytic software to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. (By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and other analytic software.)


When you enter our Site for the first time and where we wish to issue your computer with a cookie, you will be asked to consent to such use. If you wish to reject our cookie, you can decline our request, in which case you may not be able to use the Site or some parts of it. Additionally you can configure your browser to do so, or you can ask your internet browser to alert you when a cookie is being set up. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track traffic flows.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how users move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, or where specified above, all cookies will expire after 90 days.

Blocking Cookies

You are able to block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

Information on how to block cookies can usually be found within the “Help” feature of your browser. Information can also be found on the main browser websites.​

Analytic Software

In addition to cookies, we use analytic software to identify potential clients and business opportunities. When you consent to us using cookies this consent will include the use of analytic software.​

Our analytic software does not work in the same way as a cookie but it performs the same function as an analytical or performance cookie. It works by adding an extra line of code to our website which means that when the website is accessed, and the temporary file stored by your computer, it can provide us with information about the IP address and visitor to our website.​

The information our analytic software collects may include business contact details, website addresses and a description of how you have used our website, but works only in relation to businesses. We will not be able to obtain the names or details of individuals.

We use the information we collect to understand how our website is used and follow visitor trends. We may also use the information for business-to-business marketing purposes, for example contacting a business which has been identified to provide them with further information or offers. We will not make this information available to any organisation outside our group of companies.

Terms & Conditions


Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using The Blowing Stone website shop.

This website is owned by and managed by Hawkridge Distillers Ltd.  Our company registration number is 11333421 and our VAT Registration number is 315666202.

When You Buy Products 0n Our Website

By placing an order with Hawkridge Distillers Ltd., you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions outlined below. If you are not happy with any aspect of these, then please contact us at before placing your order and we will happily clarify any questions you have.​

Payment in full for the order you are placing must be in place before your order will be accepted. Following payment in full, you will receive a confirmation by email of the order details to the email address that you have provided at the time of ordering. Our acceptance of your order through this confirmation provides a legally binding contract between us for the services or products at the price indicated on the confirmation e mail.

Age of Consent

By using the Hawkridge website, you confirm that you are at or above the legal age for purchasing alcoholic products in your country, state or province of residence.

How we Process Your Order

If your order is received by 11 am, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) we will aim to dispatch it the same working day for next day delivery. We aim to process all orders within 24hrs of issuing the order confirmation Nonetheless, due to the fact that we use a third party courier we have from time to time experienced breakages which can delay order.

Goods delivered must be signed for, at which point you become responsible for your purchased goods. If, in your order, you have specified a recipient who is not you for delivery purposes (for example as a gift) then you accept the evidence of a signature by them (or at that delivery address) as evidence of delivery and fulfilment of the legal obligations of the contract by Hawkridge Distilleries Ltd.

Please check the condition of your packaged product(s) before you sign for it. If there is any damage on the packaging, do not sign for it.  Instead, hand it back to the courier to return the goods to us.  If you only discover that your parcel is damaged after you’ve signed for it, please contact us to resolve at

To purchase products from Hawkridge Distillers Ltd. you must be of legal age to buy alcohol in the country, state or province in which you live. We will only make delivery of our products to individuals of legal purchase age. Our delivery company will require a signature on delivery and if the driver is unable to determine the age of the recipient, will request ID to determine the recipient’s age, or (if this is not possible to ascertain,) will refuse to deliver the goods.

Hawkridge Distillers Ltd. does not deliver to addresses outside the UK. Customers must have a UK billing address for the card which is used to make the purchase. While we ship to most locations within the UK we do not ship through website ordering platform to The Channel Islands, The Orkney Islands, The Isle of Scilly, Ireland, The Highlands, The Isle of Wight nor The Isle of Man. Please contact us directly for support on delivery to these locations.


All items are subject to availability. We will inform and refund you as soon as possible if the goods you have ordered are not available.

Returns & Exchanges

Please review our Delivery & Returns section for detailed information.


This website, these terms and conditions and any contract entered into as a result of usage of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. The parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.