Where it all began…
Like all good stories, ours began over a tall glass of gin, shared with friends. This quickly became an addiction. Not to alcohol, but to the art of combining botanicals to craft the perfect sensory experience.
So, we left our previous lives to pursue our passion and create something completely bespoke – our very own craft gin.
But good things take time. We spent two years sampling, experimenting and learning distillation processes using the latest techniques and technologies. Then the fun began when we experimented with different botanical combinations that were tested by our tribe of gin enthusiasts, including bartenders, industry colleagues, family and friends.
After a whole lot of listening, learning and refining, we eventually landed on the ultimate collection of craft gin.
All good things take time.
The great invention.
Puss & Mew Gin was inspired by the legend of an enterprising gin-slinger by the name of Captain Dudley Bradstreet.
Bradstreet devised the world’s first vending machine to evade new liquor laws that restricted the sale of gin during the 18th Century. This took the form of an old tomcat in a window, which later became known as the Puss & Mew.
England’s thirsty masses would walk up to the statue and say “Puss puss, do you have any gin?” Bradstreet would meow behind the statue, and a small drawer would open up in the cat’s mouth. The drinker would drop a coin, then Bradstreet would pour a shot of gin through the cat’s paw, straight into the pedestrian’s awaiting cup, inadvertently creating the world’s first vending machine.
Because Bradstreet was hidden inside the house, the Police had no authority to catch him and the legend of the Puss & Mew was born. This story of ingenuity and invention has inspired the ethos of our house-made gin.