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Burford drinks business scoops a Heart of England Diamond Award
3:10pm Friday 15th June 2012 in News
For 12 years Colin and Phyllis Hingston who live at Newham Bridge have been using fruits to make refreshing gin drinks.
What started as a cottage industry is has now grown and they are producing 18,000 litres a year, which is sold all over the UK.
Now they are celebrating netting a Heart of England Diamond Award for their damson liqueur The couple have theiroffice and administration centre at their home farm in Newham Bridge but also have a production and bottling facility at Kyrewood.
“We sell at selected outlets such as farm shops all over the country but you will never see our drinks in a supermarket outlet,” said Colin.
“Some of the fruit wegrow and some we buyfrom growers in Herefordshire.”
He said that the business is a regular exhibitor at the LudlowFood Festival.
The fruit liqueurs are based on an old family recipe dating from 1848.
In the production process only whole fruit is used with no concentrates.
The maturing process takes a minimum of threemonths.Colin and Phyllis produce seven flavours, damson, raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant, sloe, Seville orange and a lime vodka.