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The walk – beginnings

The walk – beginnings

2013; Alex’s appetite for adventure was whetted – but could he persuade Ellen to join him on the adventure of a lifetime? A Walk around Wales We were back in Cardigan – Ellen’s home town. Alex was buzzing with life – a life of outdoor adventure – swimming in the river, running crazy challenges with new friends. Inspired by Arry Beresford-Webb’s Dragon Run 1027 (marking 1027 miles around Wales), Alex was starting to wonder if he could attempt to run around Wales, unsupported, himself. While Alex was inspired to take up a challenge, Ellen wasn’t in the right place for...

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How to Leave a Life

How to Leave a Life

Giving it all up to become gin distillers in beautiful, remote West Wales has a real ring of romance to it – a chance discovery on a trip to Scotland that gin could be our thing, a business that could fit into our life allowing us to work from home, together and around our young son, is the stuff of dreams. But leaving a life behind is no easy thing. In truth, we left a life that didn’t suit us to move back to the sea – and it took us some time to before the inspiration struck us to...

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In the Welsh Wind

In the Welsh Wind

Sweeping in off the Irish Sea, the Welsh Wind can be full of sound and fury, sharp with rain, or soft and gentle, a breath of air, a ripple across the grasses and wild flower meadows where we forage for some of our botanicals. The wind which sometimes cradles, sometimes buffets, the distillery is the wind that blew through our blocks as we made our way around Wales, whispering around us as we went. Our first blog was called In the Welsh Wind – a diary of our travels around Wales, there for our family and friends to keep up...

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