The Silver Circle Blog

  • The history of the Bloody Mary cocktail 🩸

    The Bloody Mary cocktail has several origin stories but the most widely accepted claims that the Bloody Mary is 100 years old this year and for that reason alone, it’s a story worth retelling.
  • BLACK FRIDAY 2021

    It's Black Friday time and we're offering 15% off all spirits, cocktails and merch on all orders over £40 until midnight on Monday. And there's free shipping on everything too.⁠

    Our full product range is included in this deal so take advantage while you can.
  • We're hiring - Come and join our team!

    We're looking for reliable extra staff to help during our busiest period from now until Christmas. Come and join our team!
  • Great Taste Awards: Damson Negroni ★★★, Black Garlic Vodka ★★, Wye Valley Gin ★

    Our Damson Negroni pre-mixed cocktail has been awarded 3 stars from Great Taste, the most a product can get. Only 1.5% of over 14,000 entries achieved 3 stars this year so we're obviously extremely chuffed about it.
  • Holy Vodka - Bianca Del Rio

    Holy crap! We have developed a limited edition blood orange and chilli vodka for global drag superstar Bianca Del Rio. We can't quite believe it, but she has just posted about it so it must be true!
  • How to make a Night On Fire cocktail 🌶

    A cocktail made to highlight the spicy Indian botanicals of The Libertines’ signature tipple Gunga Gin. Night On Fire turns up the heat with fiery ginger beer and pineapple hot sauce. 
  • How to make a Spumoni cocktail 🦩

    The Spumoni cocktail is a distillery classic and is often featured on the menu at our bar. Here's how you can make one yourself at home.
  • Escape To The Farm with Kate Humble

    Back in January, Kate Humble visited the distillery to make her own gin for a new series of her show Escape To The Farm. It was a lot of fun
  • Street Food Saturday

    With the first minister's announcement today we can finally reveal our summer series of 'Street Food Saturday' events at the distillery. Every second Saturday of the month (from May to September), we have invited a different street food trader to ‘pop up’ at the distillery for the day.
  • 📣 Reopening 2021

    Starting this weekend we’ll be open every Saturday from 11 - 6 as a bottle shop. We’ll be offering takeaway cocktails as well as our full range of spirits at distillery prices so come up to our beautiful spot in the Wye Valley and grab yourself something tasty.
  • How to make a Kimchi Mexikaner 🌶️

    The Mexikaner is a cult classic German party shot, a short and spicy younger sibling of the Bloody Mary. Our version can be made with our Ultimate Bloody Mary Kit and the juice from a jar of Kimchi.
  • How to make a Monmouth Mule cocktail 🍐

    We developed our Small Batch Series Poached Pear Vodka with this Welsh borders variation of the iconic Moscow Mule cocktail in mind, we call it the Monmouth Mule.