Our award-winning and irresistible Blowing Stone gin range is inspired by the location of our distillery and the historic events that happened here some 1100 years ago – most notably the Battle of Ashdown – the decisive conquering of the Vikings by Alfred the Great, saving England from Viking domination.

The premise behind our lovingly crafted gins is that to create our rich and distinctive flavours using botanicals that could be found growing wild at the time of the battle – many of which (but not all as you will see!) would have been foraged and eaten as part of the diet for both the Anglo-Saxons and the invading Danish Vikings alike.

London Dry Gin Miniature

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Wild Strawberry Gin Miniature

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Crabapple & Royal Ginger Gin Miniature

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Nettle & Blackberry Gin Miniature

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The Blowing Stone Miniature Collection

4x 5cl, 42% ABV

£15.00

Treat yourself to a set of Miniature Blowing Stone gins! The Ashdown Series is a tribute to Alfred’s first victory over the Danish Vikings. Batch-distilled using our three-part process, we use a blend of beautifully balanced botanicals which could be found locally during the middle ages.

The Blowing Stone
London Dry Gin

42% ABV (70cl)

Awarded ‘Best English London Dry Gin 2021’ at the World Gin Awards, ‘The Blowing Stone’ London Dry Gin is the first in our Ashdown Series and is a tribute to Alfred’s first victory over the Danish Vikings. Batch-distilled using our three-part process, we use a blend of beautifully balanced botanicals which could be found locally during the middle ages.

Its delicate and distinctive flavour comes from a blend of meadowsweet, elderflower and hand-picked wild gorse from the North Wessex Downs. In the 9th Century honey was a delicacy and as we are also beekeepers, we add a dash of our home-made local honey to help smooth the flavour and provide the sumptuous mouthfeel of our gin.

£35.99

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The Blowing Stone
Nettle and Blackberry Gin

42% ABV (70cl)

The fourth release in the Ashdown Series is our Nettle and Blackberry Gin. Batch-distilled using our three-part process, we use a blend of beautifully balanced botanicals which could be found locally during the middle ages.

Using our delicious London Dry recipe as a base, our recipe includes hand-picked tender young nettles, used by Anglo Saxons and Vikings as an ingredient in food dishes as well as in fabric-making. Blackberries or ‘Brymbyl’ in old English were abundant, growing wild, with brambles often used as a form of defence against invaders.

£35.99

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The Blowing Stone
Wild Strawberry Gin

42% ABV (70cl)

The second release in the Ashdown Series is our Wild Strawberry gin. Using our delicious London Dry recipe as a base, we have added wild strawberries to create a sweet and aromatic blush pink beauty.

Wild strawberries, known to the Anglo-Saxons as ‘streowberigan’ grew wild on grasslands and open woodland. Smaller and sweeter than today’s cultivated strawberries, they were a rare delicacy, providing a subtle burst of sweet berry flavour – very much like our gin.

£35.99

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The Blowing Stone
Crabapple & Royal Ginger Gin

42% ABV (70cl)

The third release in the Ashdown Series is our Crabapple & Royal Ginger gin. Using our delicious London Dry recipe as a base, we use locally-sourced crab apples and fresh ginger to create an intriguing gin which is both sweet and smooth – balanced with a subtle gingery zing at the same time.

Soldiers from both the Anglo-Saxon and invading Viking armies would have foraged for wild apples – known as ‘crabbe’ – as they traversed the Kingdoms of England.

In the 9th Century, ginger was a luxury experienced almost exclusively by the Royal Courts and was most likely imported from the Mediterranean region by spice merchants. Alfred the Great would have certainly enjoyed a sumptuous combination of fresh fruits enriched with exotic spices such as ginger.

£35.99

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The Blowing Stone
All 4 Varieties

42% ABV

Treat yourself to a set of Blowing Stone gins! The Ashdown Series is a tribute to Alfred’s first victory over the Danish Vikings. Batch-distilled using our three-part process, we use a blend of beautifully balanced botanicals which could be found locally during the middle ages.

Featuring our superbly smooth London Dry gin, our newly released Nettle & Blackberry gin, our sweet and sexy Wild Strawberry gin and our regal Crabapple & Royal Ginger gin.

£140.00

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