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HYKE Gin is created using grape spirit produced from internationally sourced, fresh table grapes that are surplus to the requirements of the supermarket supply chain.

Made in England, HYKE is flavoured with a blend of botanicals inspired by the grapes’ African and South American origins, including coriander, myrrh and rooibos. Follow their unique journey below.


 
 

Our Botanicals

GRAPE SPIRIT, JUNIPER, myrrh, nigella seed, rooibos, cumin, bay leaf, green cardamon, black cardamon, CORIANDER, angelica root, angelica seed, orris root, liquorice root, aniseed, lemon zest

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A Step in the right direction

Every year, Britain’s supermarkets import table grapes (the ones you eat, not those used to make wine) by the boatload from as far as afield as Egypt, South Africa and Chile. For packing, the grapes are cut and trimmed to fit the punnets, leaving loose grapes and tiny bunches that can’t be sold as fresh. 

The sheer size of the trade means hundreds of tonnes of grapes end their long journey either as animal feed or in an anaerobic digester. 

Foxhole Spirits and importer Richard Hochfeld Ltd thought these grapes, which can’t be supplied as fresh product, could be reinvented in a different, more delicious way. Together, we came up with an ingenious solution that takes surplus grapes to a brighter destination as our newest gin - HYKE. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Following A new path

For the surplus table grapes, their round-the-world trip now has a far more productive ending. Applying the know-how behind our limited edition Foxhole Gin, we take the grapes, press them dry and make the resulting juice into wine. But this wine never sees the light of day: instead, it’s sent to the distillery and turned into grape spirit, which we use to make HYKE along with the more usual grain spirit.

Using table grapes rather than wine grapes gives HYKE a consistent flavour profile each and every batch, flavoured with a blend of botanicals inspired by the grapes’ African and South American origins, including coriander, myrrh and rooibos.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Perfectly packed for the journey

HYKE is presented in a modern take on the traditional gin bottle, with a label designed in partnership with our old friends at specialist brand agency Warren Creative. The striking geometric design was inspired by traditional African fabrics; many of the table grapes used to make the grape spirit in HYKE originate in Egypt and South Africa.

The colour palette mimics oxidised copper, which together with the copper foil cap is a nod to the traditional still we use in our unique production process, and a tribute to the skills of our distillers.