As a small business blogger I absolutely love discovering new businesses (durr!). But when they are also local to me, just like Roundwood is, this is even more exciting.
Emily and Rupert combined their passion for gin and love of the nearby woods, and after two years experimenting and perfecting their very own recipe, renovating their barn into a distillery, and distilling their very first batch to be bottled and sealed by hand, Roundwood Gin was launched earlier this year!
Based in rural Cambridgeshire, I absolutely love the countryside feel to the entire brand, reflected in the design. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it is a beautiful bottle! I think we all know that gin is one of those drinks where the bottle plays a major part, and this has definitely been pulled off here.
Bringing a subtle woodland twist to a classic London Dry recipe, the botanicals include juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, elderflower and elderberries. Each one plays an essential role without shouting above another.
Sounding up your street? Well, between now and Christmas, Roundwood Gin will be on the road, attending their share of fabulously festive events, fairs and markets. Here is a list of where they will be and when… don’t forget to pop the dates in your diaries!
Saturday 10th – Knebworth Winter Festival (Knebworth House) – 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11th – Knebworth Winter Festival (Knebworth House) – 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10th – Abbots Ripton Christmas Craft Fair (Village Hall, Abbots Ripton) – 10am – 3pm
Saturday 17th – Instore Tasting at Stamford Cheese Cellar – 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 24th – Christmas Craft Fair (Wood Green, Godmanchester) – 10am – 1pm
Sunday 25th – Old Bridge Wine Festival
(Old Bridge Hotel, Huntington) – 11am – 4pm
Sunday 25th – Brampton Light Switch on (Brampton Village Green) – 3pm – 5:30pm
Friday 30th – Robinson College Open Day & Xmas Fair (Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College) – 12pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 1st – Pop up Shop (Anglessey Abbey) – 12pm – 4pm
Sunday 2nd – Pop up Shop (Anglessey Abbey) – 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 8th – Oakleigh Christmas Craft and Food Fair (Wood Green, Godmanchester) – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 9th – Oakleigh Christmas Craft and Food Fair (Wood Green, Godmanchester) – 10am – 4pm
Thursday 13th – Oundle Wharf Market (Oundle Wharf) – 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 15th – Roundwood Christmas Open Day (Roundwood Distillery, Abbots Ripton) – 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 16th – Instore Tasting at Johnsons of Oldhurst Farm Shop – 11am – 4pm
You can also keep up to date with all of their events via their FB Page. I’ve already seen on Instagram a sneaky photo of the Roundwood bottles being beautifully gift wrapped. They would make such a lovely present for any gin lovers out there. Not only is it perfect with some orange peel and thyme but it’s so stylish that it’s a must to add to any gin collection!
Let the good times BE-GIN! As always, #ShopSmall and support a Small Biz!
Have you tried Roundwood Gin before? Will you be at any of the events? Let me know!