The beautifully unspoilt county of Herefordshire is renowned for its epicurean produce. A childhood spent sampling orchard fruits in their orchards at Gattertop was the inspiration behind founder Gemma Standeven’s delicious vodka drinks. Benefitting from an abundance of home-grown produce at the historic family farm of Gattertop, Gemma experimented with various spirits until she found her award-winning recipes. The results are two extraordinary vodkas that are versatile and encourage curious drinkers who seek flavour.
FROM ANCIENT BRANCHES TO BOTTLE
The home of Gattertop Drinks Co is the ancient farm of the same name in Herefordshire, which dates back to 1085 and is referred to (as Gadredehope) in the Domesday book. It stands in its own valley, among undulating fields, woodland and orchards that have borne fruit for thousands of years.
It was a glut of the delicious damsons from the orchards at Gattertop each summer that inspired the creation of the brand. After much experimenting, Gemma’s damson vodka formula proved exceptionally popular with friends and family and she was persuaded to create it in larger quantities. Production increased from litre bottles and demi johns to full size barrels and moved from the kitchen to a barn on the farm – and the first product – Damson No 12 vodka liqueur was born.