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Hepple Douglas Fir Vodka

Hepple Douglas Fir Vodka

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We harvest big, fresh, tropical flavours from our Douglas fir trees overlooking the Scottish border to create a liquid that transports you to our misty ancient pine forests…with a Piña Colada in hand.

With flavours only able to be extracted thanks to our unique Triple Distillation Method, our Hepple Douglas Fir Vodka transforms classic serves looking for a hit of pine, tropical or grapefruit notes – think Douglas Fir and tonic, a twist on a Sour, and a wicked martini.      

TROPICAL | ZESTY | REFRESHING

41% VOL   |   500 ML   

Our Home

With over 4000 acres of remote land to explore, Hepple hosts rich biodiversity that lends to our botanicals offering some of the best flavours out there.

We have the cleanest waters in England to nourish our plants, with babbling brooks feeding into tranquil ponds surrounded by lovage and blackcurrants. Gusting winds force our bog myrtle and Douglas firs to root deep into the earth to take hold, while wild horses, cows, pigs and stags churn up the ground so that our juniper trees can take root. Over a fifth of juniper found in Northumberland National Park resides in Hepple, which we exclusively harvest.

As our distillery is on our estate, the botanicals we harvest are fresh and picked at their prime, ensuring that the flavours and aromas of Hepple fill every bottle we produce.

Our Wilding Programme

We harvest botanicals for our spirits directly from our estate, located within Northumberland National Park, and are the only distillery allowed to do so. Our priority is to keep sustainability and the local environment in focus with the estate’s Wilding Programme, ensuring we give back more than we take every year.

The Programme sees the restoration of natural processes that include the return of wild ponies and ancient breed cattle back to the moors for the first time in over 150 years. So far we’ve reintroduced over 85 animals back to our estate, where they roam the grasslands and moors, churning up hardened soil in order for wild birch, oak and juniper seeds to take hold against the tumultuous climate. Alongside our Wilding Programme our Juniper Trust highlights planting juniper trees across land once destroyed by grazing sheep on our estate, building an environment truly in harmony with our spirits and ensuring that our unique flavours can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Shipping & Delivery

Free delivery for all mainland UK orders over £45, otherwise there is a £5 delivery fee at checkout.

We aim for all orders placed before noon to be delivered on the next business day, however weekend orders will arrive from Tuesday.

Deliveries to our friends in the Highlands and islands may take a bit longer and are sent via Royal Mail. You will receive a confirmation of your order to your email (don’t forget to check your junk/spam folders!).

During busier times, such as the Christmas period, there may be a delay in getting your order out, due to postal times.

REFUNDS
We’re happy to refund bottles that are unopened and are in resaleable condition (ie/ undamaged packaging) within 30 days of purchase. Please note that postage will not be refunded.

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  • Free Delivery Over £45

    More Hepple, less fuss, straight to your door.

  • Free Returns

    We understand if the moors are too wild for you.

Botanicals

Tasting Notes

How to Serve

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Process

We harvest our Douglas fir needles in early summer, while they’re in their prime, before stripping them off their branches, drying them and then adding them to each step of our Triple Distillation Method.

First, we create a base vodka that we distil in the traditional style using our copper pot, filled with Douglas fir needles, for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, using British wheat as our alcohol base. Next, we add more Douglas fir to our glass vacuum, lowering the boiling point to 40C, so that we’re able to preserve delicate, fresh flavours that would normally be destroyed in traditional distillation. Finally, we add Douglas fir needles to our supercritical extractor to put them under enormous pressure, extracting a depth of flavour that we can then blend altogether into the final liquid. Notes of refreshing pine, zesty pink grapefruit, fresh pineapple and ripe melon are preserved from harvest to final product with this technique.

Our unique Triple Distillation Method was pioneered to preserve the character of our home, through our botanicals, so that the flavours and aromas at the time of their harvest are what you’re experiencing in every bottle of Hepple.

Pairs Well With

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