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Breathing life into The Cleddau Gin

Breathing life into The Cleddau Gin

Good things happen in West Wales. Good things, special things. Big Retreat Wales is small, but growing, a perfectly formed festival weekend designed to relax and recharge, to challenge and energise – and of course, we couldn’t resist the invitation to work with Diana and Amber to create a gin worthy of the occasion for the 2019 Big Retreat: welcome The Cleddau Gin to the In the Welsh Wind collection! Finding balance at Big Retreat Wales “…For us, ‘feel good’ is just as much about an icy gin and tonic as it is a yoga class, because The Big Retreat...

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The Gogerddan laid bare

The Gogerddan laid bare

Stripped back to brick, to rafters and beams; wires, conduit, outdated insulation all on show. What do you see? A building site? A shell? Dust and debris… a place waiting for a new personality. Or do you see what we see? Beyond the dust, the debris, the constant bonfire of the tired internals, we see the home of our distillery – and for our family. Stripped back to its bare bones, the Gogerddan is slowly coming out of its chrysalis, ready for In the Welsh Wind to stretch its wings and fly. We see the space at Gogerddan opening up:...

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Cocktails and Glamping

Cocktails and Glamping

Win an amazing Cocktails and Glamping experience worth over £500 with The Cleddau Gin Company and Lawrenny Glamping, Pembrokeshire. Modern life with its stresses and demands, can take its toll. How often have you reached the end of a week craving nothing more than peace? Time out? Space to breathe – with a pinch of luxury sprinkled on top? The opportunity to relax, have some fun; to have your interest piqued; to experience something a little out of ordinary? Imagine then, waking to peace and quiet overlooking a stunning view – the view that inspired the creation of the National...

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Our Big Retreat Wales

Our Big Retreat Wales

a festival in a beautiful location, away from the hustle, cocooned the gentle air of a West Wales spring, caressed by the breeze from the coast. Imagine wellbeing for body, mind and soul – yoga in every form, thought-provoking talks, life-affirming workshops coupled with music, amazing food, and of course, gin. In the Welsh Wind was at Big Retreat Wales 2019 to shoot the breeze and serve up our latest tipple, a co-production with the festival itself, The Cleddau Gin. Having worked with Diana and Amber to develop The Cleddau Gin, capturing the essence of Big Retreat Wales in a bespoke spirit,...

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Making the Miles Count: Hay on Wye to Welshpool

Making the Miles Count: Hay on Wye to Welshpool

Fired up by the revelation of running and the freedom that walking without backpacks were given, we felt newly galvanised as we continued to head north, our next leg Hay on Wye to Welshpool. While there were still frustrations along the way, we made the most of the quirky discoveries we continued to make as well as really starting to think about what we, Ellen and Alex, could be. It’s here that In the Welsh Wind started to take shape. It’s hard to describe the elation and exuberance I felt after walking almost double our usual distance and topping the...

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Why walk when you can run? Cardiff to Hay on Wye

Why walk when you can run? Cardiff to Hay on Wye

Turning away from the coast that we both love so much to head inland up the land border between England and Wales presented something of a challenge. No longer by the sea, and with a change in the weather, we were initially underwhelmed, not to mention flagging in our enthusiasm. But it only took us to get to Hay Bluff, and an exciting discovery, for our mojo to flood back! When the idea of circumnavigating Wales popped into my head, the idea was that I would run it, an endurance challenge to focus my thoughts and channel my energy. Seeing...

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