Pony Brew co, the Cumbrian not for profit craft brewer & distiller, have launched a pure Cumbrian triple distilled vodka to join their range in response to the market demand for locally sourced, crafted, sustainable and ecological drinks.
Founded by husband and wife team Nigel & Rachael Brunskill-Tarn in their Eden Valley garden shed as a weekend and evening project, the pair have worked in drinks marketing, brewing & distilling as well as animal welfare to bring together Nigel’s past experiences at SAB Miller, Halewood International & London Craft brewers & Rachael’s lifelong work with DEFRA, the department for the environment, food & rural affairs, and their herd of endangered native local ponies, for whom the business has been founded to fund. The Cumbrian Fell Pony was once a common sight amongst the mines and farms of the Lake District and Eden Valley as the pre-industrial age powerhouse, able to access and work the undulating and often treacherous land. The Pony is now listed on the endangered species list, and Pony Brew Co aim to fund their herd of 14 ponies, nestled in the Eden Valley on the Pennine fells, in an effort to protect and preserve them from extinction.
Previous releases from the artisan craft distiller have been Gingerbread vodka; a reference to the Cumbrian ‘delicacy’ of Grasmere Gingerbread; Salted Caramel, White Chocolate and Apple Pie & Custard, all to great acclaim from bartenders and hoteliers alike.
Pony Brew Co’s new Pony Pure Vodka and flavoured vodka Liqueurs are all available to the trade directly from their shed in Cumbria or via eebria wholesale.